What is the AEPPC?
Alcove Education has created the Alcove Education Pelvic Pain Certificate (AEPPC), pronounced "epic", to highlight individuals who have demonstrated advanced mastery in critical thinking, clinical skills, medical team communication and patient advocacy. The AEPPC is assigned to providers who have taken three advanced continuing education courses through Alcove Education, demonstrated mastery of clinical skills in each course, passed an oral exam and have 1,000 clinical hours treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction.
What are the AEPPC Requirements?
What are the benefits of the AEPPC?
What are the AEPPC fees?
Q: Does Diving into the Pelvic Floor count as one of the courses I can take to qualify me for the AEPPC oral exam?
A: No. If you have not practiced pelvic floor therapy, you will need to take Diving into the Pelvic Floor before you take any of the other advanced courses.
Q: What is the oral exam like?
A: This is a scheduled oral exam that does not require travel. A case study will be presented and the AEPPC candidate will discuss their approach to all aspects of an initial evaluation and treatment.
Q: I'm ready to sit for the oral exam, what do I do?
A: Contact Jamille Niewiara at Jamille@AlcoveEducation.com
Q: I've already taken several Alcove Education courses prior to instatement of the AEPPC, am I eligible to take the oral exam?
A: If you have taken Vestibulodynia: A Pelvic Floor and Orthopedic Approach and How to Treat a Man in Pain: Part One and a third course (excluding Diving into the Pelvic Floor) and have completion of 1000 clinical hours treating pelvic floor diagnoses, then you are eligible.
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