Physical Therapy

Exam Skills Preparation Workshops (ESP)

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Workshop Dates:

Session Dates Deadline to Register
MCQ Workshop Saturday June 13, 2015 June 11, 2015
MCQ Workshop Sunday November 1, 2015 October 29, 2015
OSCE A: Preparation and Practice: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 September 21, 2015
OSCE A: Preparation and Practice: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 September 28, 2015
OSCE B: Practice Exam: Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, morning *
OSCE B: Practice Exam: Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, afternoon *
OSCE B: Practice Exam:  Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, morning *
OSCE B: Practice Exam: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, afternoon *

*We recommend you register early as these sessions fill quickly.

Please Note:

  • ESP Workshops will be delivered on the above dates only if minimum enrollment numbers are met.  Applicants will be notified by email seven days before the date of the workshop.
  • If the course reaches the maximum number of participants before the deadline, registration will close.

 

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) Exam Skills Preparation Workshop

The Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) Exam Skills Preparation Workshop is a skill development workshop to assist participants in preparing for and completing a competency-based multiple choice examination. These skills are valuable for those who are preparing for the written component of the physiotherapy qualifying exam. Practice tests during the workshop will be conducted on a computer-based platform.

The workshop will NOT provide “bridging” or “upgrading” content for physical therapy practice in Canada.

Workshop Objectives

In the course of the workshop, participants will:

  • Have the opportunity to practice computer-based multiple choice questions (MCQs) relevant to current physical therapy practice
  • Understand MCQ structure and strategies for successful studying for and writing of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE) written component
  • Identify potential gaps in their knowledge or understanding of physical therapy practice in Canada
  • Hear from a recent, successful candidate of the PCE written component about his or her strategies and experience

Workshop Content

During the workshop, participants will:

  • Learn strategies for studying for and writing multiple choice tests
  • Independently challenge a set of multiple choice questions relevant to physical therapy practice in a timed setting
  • Review test answers and identify potential gaps in participant knowledge and/or clinical reasoning skills

Fees

MCQ ESP registration fee: $200

Link to register for MCQ ESP Workshop 


 

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Exam Skills Preparation Workshop

These are skill development workshops for participants who are preparing for and want practice performing an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). These skills are valuable for those who have passed the Written Component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE) and are preparing for the Clinical Component.

OSCE A: Preparation and Practice

This workshop assists participants in identifying a study plan, study strategies, and knowledge or skills that are required for successful completion of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) such as the Clinical Component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam.

The workshop will NOT provide “bridging” or “upgrading” content for physical therapy practice in Canada.

Workshop Objectives: OSCE A: Preparation and Practice

In the course of the workshop, participants will:

  • Review the structure of a typical OSCE station
  • Learn strategies for creating a study plan in preparation for the Clinical Component PCE
  • Learn study methods useful in preparing for OSCE-style stations
  • Practice OSCE stations with peers
  • Review their own OSCE performance on video
  • Create OSCE-style stations, and gain a resource of study stations

Fees: OSCE A: Preparation and Practice Workshop: $200

Link to register for OSCE A: Preparation and Practice Workshop

OSCE B: Practice Exam

This half-day OSCE workshop provides the opportunity to cycle through multiple formal OSCE stations, both written and practical, with standardized patients and skilled clinicians as examiners. This workshop will build on the skills learned in OSCE A: Preparation and Practice, but can be taken without completing OSCE Part A.

The workshop will NOT provide “bridging” or “upgrading” content for physical therapy practice in Canada.

Workshop Objectives: OSCE B: Practice Exam

In the course of the workshop, participants will:

  • Perform formal, timed OSCE stations: both practical and written, 5-minute and 10-minute
  • Receive feedback on personal performance from skilled clinical examiners
  • Recognize key performance strategies for success in an OSCE-style examination
  • Identify common pitfalls during an OSCE-style examination

The OSCE practice stations are representative of the topics, subtopics and type of questions found on the Alliance Blueprint.

Times: Two timeslots are offered:

  • Morning Session: 8:15am – 12:15pm
  • Afternoon Session: 12:30pm – 4:30pm

The same practice stations will be used in Morning and Afternoon Sessions, and on both workshop dates.

Fees: OSCE B: Practice Exam Workshop: $300

Link to Register for OSCE B Practice Exam Workshop


 

Registration Instructions

There are two steps to register for the workshops:

  1. Complete the registration form and proceed to the online payment form.
  2. When you receive your confirmation email complete the Participant Profile survey.

For assistance please email iept@utoronto.ca or call 416-946-8560.

Register MCQ Exam Skills Workshop  

Register: OSCE A: Preparation and Practice Workshop

Register: OSCE B: Practice Exam Workshop


 

Workshop Preparation

All participants who are preparing for the Physiotherapy Competency Exam are recommended to review the materials and resources posted by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators on their webpage Preparing for the Exam.  Sample multiple choice and OSCE questions can be found in the Essential Guide for Candidates to the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE) and the list of content covered in the exam is shown in the Exam Blueprint.

Workshop Details

Location

Department of Physical Therapy
Rehabilitation Sciences Building
University of Toronto
500 University Avenue, Toronto

Directions

By Subway: Travel to St. Patrick Station on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina Line). Exit on the NORTHWEST corner of University Ave. Walk north to 500 University Ave, the Rehabilitation Sciences Building (1 minute).

Driving: Parking is available in the parking garage behind 500 University Avenue on Simcoe Street. Simcoe Street is one block west of University Avenue and is a one-way street going north. To access the Parking Garage, turn north off Dundas Street onto Simcoe Street – the Parking Garage will be on your left. (Currently, parking at this garage costs $5 for the day).

GO Train: Walk or take the subway from Union Station to University and Dundas Street West and walk north on University Avenue to the Rehabilitation Sciences Building at 500 University Avenue

Cancellation Policy

If there is insufficient registration the workshop will be cancelled and refunds given. If there is sufficient registration no refunds will be given to those who fail to attend.