I have created this page in preparation for my meeting with Brenda Hudson (Registrar), Phil Sweeney (Chair of Board), and Heather Leslie (Vice Chair of Board) of the College of Physical Therapists of BC on January 27, 2016. We will be discussing the Registrant Competence Assessment (RCA) exam that all physiotherapists in BC are currently required to write.
For background on this on going matter please read my November 2015 post titled BC Physiotherapists Rally Together to Have a Voice
Since writing the above post I have learned a lot about the history of this exam and have had phone calls, emails and in person thank yous from all over the province for speaking up. Apparently I am not alone in my feelings about the principle of this test just being way off the mark. We have tried to challenge it from its inception but the College has marched forward despite our concerns.
The PABC has spent a lot of hours over the years trying to help resolve this issue to no avail so the challenge falls on our shoulders if we want to challenge what the College thinks is a good idea. My challenge is to create a platform that will reach all 3000 physios in the province because the PABC is protective of its email list and I'm guessing the College will be the same.
My original post had a much further reach than I expected, but this time I am shooting for ALL of you (3000+). Together with the small advisory team I have built, we will be emailing out a short questionnaire to get a sense of everybody's stance on this subject and depending on the outcome of our January 27th meeting a petition to change the RCA exam to something more appropriate.
If you are a registered physiotherapist in BC, PLEASE sign up for the email list below so I can build the platform for us all to talk about this and have a powerful voice in dealing with the College. Also PLEASE forward this page to any and all other physios in BC and encourage them to sign up below. You don't have to agree with my stance to sign up. I want to here from everyone to see if I am in fact fighting for the majority and put some power behind my voice.I promise I will not SPAM you with junk, but will start emailing January 17th, 2016 and hope to have 3000 emails in the next 10 days.
Please sign up below AND pass this on to as many physios as you can.
Brent Stevenson, Registered Physiotherapist