SEATTLE, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MedBridge, an industry-leading developer of online clinical education and patient engagement software, is continuing their contribution to the pursuit of clinical excellence among physical therapists by offering a comprehensive suite of test prep-programs for board specialist certification exams. In the past two years, MedBridge Certification Prep-Programs have a proven track record of success – achieving a 100 percent pass-rate among subscribers who have completed a program, compared to the 76.8 percent national average.1,2
MedBridge currently offers exam prep-programs for Orthopaedic Certified Specialization (OCS), Sport Certified Specialization (SCS), Neurologic Certified Specialization (NCS), and Geriatric Certified Specialization (GCS). All are included in the annual MedBridge subscription.
Board Certification, issued by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), distinguishes the clinician as an expert in their specialization, leading to improved patient outcomes and career advancement opportunities. Unfortunately, pricing and time deter many clinicians from pursuing specialized degrees. These prep-programs can be expensive, often exceeding $500. MedBridge identified these barriers and integrated prep-programs into their annual subscription ($300) to offer an affordable, accessible, and highly effective option for clinicians to pursue specialization while earning their required continuing education units.
"MedBridge prep-program courses, questions, and practice exams were spot-on. I attribute my successful passing of the OCS exam to my thorough preparedness and advanced knowledge-base established through the comprehensive curriculum provided by MedBridge," said John Snyder, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, after successfully passing his OCS exam in 2017.
The self-guided MedBridge programs allow clinicians to earn CEUs while working toward certification, with recommended readings, case studies, and simulated exams to teach the key principles of practice. Easy-to-use dashboards allow users to track their progress through the program and identify specific areas of strength and weakness with hundreds of test questions that match the specialization. The learning process can be arranged to follow a structured 20-week program or customized to a user's schedule.