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APTA National - ABPTS Geriatric Specialty Application Reviewers

Signup Deadline: 07-10-2024
Starts: 07-11-2024
Ends: 12-31-2025

Description:

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), the governing body for certification and recertification for clinical specialists in physical therapy, is accepting nominations from board-certified clinical specialists in Geriatric Physical Therapy to fill 15 positions as application reviewers. Specialists would review three-year maintenance of specialist certification (MOSC) cycle applications. Reviewers would commit to reviewing up to 20 MOSC applications per year. Participation as an application reviewer and successfully fulfilling review obligations will earn the specialist 1 credit to be applied to their MOSC application, per year as a reviewer. Appointments will be for 1.5-year terms beginning July 1, 2024, and ending December 31, 2025.

Eligibility Requirements:
The following criteria are considered in the selection of qualified reviewers: 1) must be a board-certified physical therapist in the designated specialty area; 2) must have completed at least one recertification cycle in the designated specialty area; 3) willingness to serve and to complete the online reviewer training; 4) years of experience as a physical therapist and specialist; 5) clinical background and areas of expertise; 6) geographic diversity (Councils are seeking a reviewer pool that represents specialty practice across different regions of the US); and 7) prior experience as a reviewer.
Preference will be given to candidates with past initial and/or MOSC application review experience.

For additional details about this position, you may contact specialist certification program staff at spec-cert@apta.org. ABPTS will make all reviewer appointments in early July.

Volunteers Needed:

12 (12 open slots)

Experience Required:

2 to 3 years volunteer experience

Contact:

Ian Hunter
APTA