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Call for Interest for Item Writers

The College is seeking practitioners to serve as an Item Writer for the Pan-Canadian Examinations. As an Item Writer, you will be participating in the development of items for the examinations, as well as reviewing and editing remotely generated items.

Those interested must:

  • Be currently in practice;
  • Be registered and in good standing with the College;
  • Possess TCM and Acupuncture expertise beyond the basic level, acquired either through education preparation or clinical experience;
  • Possess strong knowledge of current practice for TCM and Acupuncture;
  • Be able to think conceptually and to operationalize competencies into items;
  • View the Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture process in broad, general terms;
  • Practices in the profession, engaging in clinical practice that involves Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture;
  • Think critically and creatively, and express ideas effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Possess flexibility in using different approaches to solving problems;
  • Be able to work collaboratively in a group (reaching a consensus, being able to receive feedback and constructive criticism); and
  • Be able to write clearly in English and possess strong computer literacy

Those interested cannot:

  • Be affiliated with an institution offering training in TCM or Acupuncture in the past 3 years;
  • Participate in administering any portion of the exam;
  • Engage in any business activities involving potential candidates of the examination, including offering continuing education courses.

Full details can be found in the Terms of Reference - Item Writing Committee.

The College will provide participants with a daily per diem, as well as cover all expenses for travel and accommodations.

If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration to registrar@ctcmpao.on.ca by March 1, 2020.