The Politics of Proving Ongoing Optometric Competence:
A Viable Context for the Debate on Board Certification.
Russ Beach, OD
Virginia Beach, VA
Nearly a year ago, I authored a petition
in opposition to the Joint Board Certification Project Team (JBCPT) and the subject of optometric board certification (BC). Over 700 optometrists signed that petition by its closing date of May 2008. Many of the concepts in that petition, I believe, still hold true to this day. For example, “Why are Optometrists, having undergone extensive education, performed supervised clinical rotations, graduated from accredited institutions,