Physical Therapist Schooling
Filipino Physical Therapists suspended in the U.S.?
Recent news about physical therapist schooling about the one (1) year suspension of Filipino Physical Therapist from taking the U.S. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE).
At first, online nursing CEUS is reluctant to write about this topic because the news is not about nursing; it is about Physical Therapy Schooling.
But what the heck…
Nursing or Physical Therapy... We both belong to the same community; “health-related community.”
So Online Nursing Classes decided to post this news to inform you fellow nurses for the recent burden that our comrades, “Filipino PTs.” have to suffer.
Here is the report from Physical Therapist Schooling posted to Boto Mo Ipatrol Mo. Read his sentiment and the different views of other Filipino PTs.
“I am a Filipino Physical Therapist and I would like to report about the discrimination that is being given to Physical Therapists from the Philippines and 3 more countries by the US Federation of Physical Therapist.
As of 11:59 pm, July 11, 2010, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) in the United States has issued a suspension of National Physical Therapy Exam(NPTE) for Physical Therapies that are from 4 countries which includes the Philippines. They are accusing the PTs, particularly the ones that graduated in here in the Philippines of fraud or cheating by sharing some recalled questions from previous exams. They are also filing a case against one review center here in the Philippines that allegedly is the one doing the recalled question dissemination. Also, the names of the owners/operators of the review center were published with the warning on the FSBPT site.
In relation to this, some Filipino therapists who took their NPTE and passed it were also affected in such a way that they have invalidated their scores because they are graduates of the Philippines.
I would like to ask the Board of Physical Therapy here in the Philippines and the government as well to help us Physical Therapist defend ourselves regarding this matter. We feel that it's so unfair that they have to include all of us in this suspension.”
Read the link to view the different comments of Filipino Physical Therapist:
Boto Mo Ipatrol Mo news
Here is the link to the
Alert warning from FSBPT.
What is the Crime?
LEAKAGE ON PHYSICAL THERAPIST SCHOOLING U.S LICENSURE EXAM! ! !
WHAT? AGAIN ! ! !
If I recall it correctly, Pearson Vue almost withdraws the NCLEX examination here in the Philippines way back some years ago for the same reason. LEAKAGE!!!
Can we not; Filipinos, live our life without cheating? Or we are still waiting other nations to ban us totally in their territory because we Filipinos are FRAUD!
History repeats itself.
This time in the person of “Filipino Physical Therapists”. But the same crime, LEAKAGE.
It is a pity and a shame that many Filipinos suffer because of the fault of a very few individuals. And justice is not serve if the verdict lays upon the innocent and the real criminals are still enjoying lucrative lifestyle from the wealth they claimed from their crime.
Many suggestions are arising to give resolve to this problem; including the idea of Dr. Carl Balita, an officer of the Assocoation of Review Centers in the Philippines. According to him, all Review Centers should be regulated by CHED because until now, they are still self-regulated institution.
We can gather many brilliant ideas because there are many “hot-brained” Filipinos who can formulate solutions for this problem.
What we lack is RESOLUTION.
Authorities are not adamant in imposing the “LAW” because of “$$$” many different reasons.
Online nursing classes hope that this issue be settled once and for all for the benefit of Filipino Physical Therapist and other people under physical therapist schooling; including all the Filipinos in the “health-related community”.
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