Evidence In Motion’s 2015 Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) Test Prep Course Participants Have 90% Pass Rate

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PTs excel with the help of EIM’s self-paced, online OCS exam prep; National Pass Rate at 77%

EIM is proud to announce that physical therapists who completed their OCS test prep course tested 13% higher than the national average, with a 90% pass rate on the APTA's exam.

Evidence In Motion (EIM) is proud to announce that physical therapists who completed their Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) test prep course tested 13% higher than the national average, with a 90% pass rate on the American Physical Therapy Association’s exam. This is the 2nd year therapists who completed this course have averaged 90% or above on the exam.

The 16-week self-paced study program is web-based and offers students an interactive, media-rich way to prepare for the exam. Participants typically start the course four-to-five months prior to the OCS exam. Coursework integrates journal articles, online video presentations, Mind-Maps, weekly summaries, and additional online resources. The course’s curriculum takes a regional approach, combining test taking strategies, upper extremities, cervical and thoracic spines, lower extremities, lumbar spine and pelvis, critical inquiry, and miscellaneous topics and review.

“The goal was to create an interactive program that would allow therapists to customize their test preparation, encouraging them to focus on their specific areas of weakness and spend less time on their strong suits,” said David Browder, PT, DPT, OCS, EIM faculty member and course creator. “We’re very proud of this year’s students and the hard work they put into preparing for the exam.”

The online course, which was created four years ago, is open to all licensed physical therapists, who receive 58 contact hours from the EIM Institute of Health Professions upon completion. Participants have the opportunity to bounce ideas and questions off one another in the “OCS-preppers” online forum and receive weekly summaries of the most “need to know” information. The forum allows students to engage with one another and serves as another resource when dealing with certain questions and test sections.

The course, while unique for each student, features pre-test, post-test and weekly online quizzes in a format similar to the OCS exam, stimulating the exam environment, identifying knowledge gaps and assessing learning.

The OCS Test Prep Course is available online at http://www.evidenceinmotion.com/educational-offerings/course/ocs-test-prep-course/ and can be purchased for $495. Practices interested in purchasing multiple copies of the course can contact EIM directly at info(at)eimpt(dot)com for a group discount.

About Evidence In Motion (EIM):
Evidence In Motion (EIM) is an education and consultation company whose sole reason of existence is to elevate the physical therapy profession and the role of physical therapists in healthcare delivery. A strong dedication to fostering the creation and assimilation of an evidence-based practice culture within the physical therapy profession is a cornerstone of Evidence In Motion’s mission. They have put in place evidence-based practice treatment pathways in many facilities and aims to promote the global sharing of information and ideas, thus advancing evidence-based physical therapy practice, research and education around the world. Evidence In Motion offers Continuing Education, Certification Programs, Residencies, a Fellowship Program, a Musculoskeletal Transition DPT, and an Executive Program in Private Practice Management with optional Transition DPT. For more information, please visit EvidenceInMotion.com. You can also find Evidence In Motion on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @EIMTeam.


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