Becoming a Physician Assistant in New Hampshire
- Those interested in the career of a physician assistant in New Hampshire should earn their associate degree and then enter an accredited Physicians Assistant (PA) Program. This should take you about two years.
- Once you have finished with all your schooling, you will then need to take the exams required by the State of New Hampshire.
- After you have completed, and passed your exams you are now ready to seek your Physician Assistant license from the New Hampshire Board of Medicine.
- When you finish your licensing requirement, you will be allowed to seek Physician Assistant jobs in New Hampshire and practice as a PA for two years. During this time, you will have continuing education work that will be completed prior to your license renewal.
How do I obtain my Physician Assistant license in New Hampshire?
You will need to present documentation to the New Hampshire Board of Medicine, of your test scores from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) through the Federation of State Medical Boards' Credentialing Verification Service (FCVS). The FCVS provides the main source of authentication of your medical certificate.
The cost associated with the application is one hundred dollars. It will need to be submitted at the time of applying.
To obtain a license in New Hampshire it is necessary to submit a fully executed application in order to qualify for a certification as a Physician Assistant.
You will also need to give the New Hampshire Board of Medicine your documents that prove you have graduated from an accredited school in a Physician’s Assistant Program.
Provide two letters of recommendation from doctors who can confirm that your position as a Physician Assistant has been exemplary. The letters have to be on the doctor’s official stationary and given to the New Hampshire Board of Medicine as an “original” — copies are not accepted. Either you or the referring doctor may send the letters in.
You should receive word from the New Hampshire Board of Medicine within a 30 day time period. If more than 30 days have passed, please get in touch with them to follow up on your progress.
You will have to allow the New Hampshire Board of Medicine to conduct background verification and you will need to be fingerprinted.
You will need to receive a passing score on a national aptitude test.
Physician Assistant jobs in New Hampshire will require you to prove your honest nature including having high ethical standards and practices. Your reputation among your peers should be honorable.
You will have to provide a certified copy of your birth certificate or passport.
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