Continuing Education Dilemma Solved
I wrote a while back about how I needed to take a course back in the States to satisfy the requirements for both my New York and Florida licenses. I wanted something that was recognized in both states, would interest me and be pertinent to my work.
What do you know? I succeeded! I'm off to Philadelphia this weekend to learn about vestibular rehabilitation. I'm currently the lead physiotherapist in a falls clinic. I think this topic more than qualifies as relevant to falls. The course had one hitch - it was only accredited in New York, not Florida. Drat!
A few phone calls and emails later, I had submitted an application to the Florida State Board of Physical Therapy to accept my participation in this course as part of the necessary requirements for continuing education. I really didn't know that boards would or could do that. There is a minor administrative fee, but well worth it. It is certainly less expensive than flying back again for another course.
It is nice to be excited about a course, even after nearly 20 years in the profession and many courses under my belt. I was discussing how the information would be disseminated to my colleagues in an in-service presentation upon my return when somebody asked me, "Do you think you could ever work back there again?"
I was stopped cold in my tracks.