Start or Advance Your Cardiac Medical Device Career

Make a difference in a dynamic and growing industry

Online learning for working professionals and full-time students who want to start or advance a sales or clinical career in the cardiac medical device space – a dynamic and rewarding career with opportunities to make a difference in the lives of cardiac patients. The World Health Organization identifies cardiovascular disease as the number one cause of death across the globe and nearly 50% of American adults live with a cardiovascular condition. Career growth opportunities are vast since clinical specialist, sales, and sales management roles exist with medical device company and healthcare providers in all cardiac specialties.

Specialize in one or more cardiac medical device specialties

A cardiac clinical specialist enables clinical and technical applications of medical devices by performing diagnostic tests during complex cardiac procedures such as device implantations, electrophysiology mapping and ablation, and valve replacements and repairs. A Passport Holder gains online learning access to high quality lessons and knowledge checks, animations and interactive 3D modules to learn cardiac anatomy and physiology and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM), Electrophysiology (EP), Structural Heart (SH), Interventional Cardiology (IC), and Remote Monitoring (RM) specialties.

Prove proficiency to access career development & placement services

The Passport Holder is brought virtually into the cardiac procedure room and device clinic to observe cardiac procedures and device programming with instruction on cardiac devices, therapies, and procedures. Weekend workshops provide onsite hands-on learning at the PrepMD facility. The Passport Check-In and Check-Out Workshops include cardiac procedure simulations, implantable device interrogations, and case study reviews. The hands-on learning and proficiency assessment opportunities, provided by PrepMD Professionals LLC., enable Passport Holders to apply for career and placement services.

At your own pace
Your location
Immersive Learning
Virtual Clinicals

Try it out: A free online course

This free trial provides an introduction to the PrepMD Passport Series learning experience: includes a video lesson, a knowledge check, 3D animation, memory game, and virtual tour.

What you'll learn & How you'll get there

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The Online Learning Experience

PrepMD Passport Series

Videos & Knowledge Checks

A Passport Holder advances through the clinical and technical content in a self-directed fashion. Highly effective lessons presented in easily consumable modules provide an optimal learning experience. Knowledge checks and games help learners ensure comprehension and retention.

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Proprietary Animations & Graphics

PrepMD’s proprietary 2D anatomic heart animations and graphics demonstrate structures and functionality reinforcing instructional videos and knowledge checks.  The Passport Holder is able to visualize and grasp concepts to efficiently learn foundational cardiac concepts.

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Interactive & Engaging 3D Modules

The interactive 3D tours offered in the PrepMD Passport Series provide an immersive and engaging learning experience to the user. Passport Holders visualize cardiac anatomy, disease states and treatments for enhanced learning and increased comprehension.

Series 1 Cardiac Foundations

Series 1 Cardiac Foundations lays the foundation of cardiac anatomy and physiology, rhythm interpretation, cardiovascular disease states, and provides an introduction to Cardiac Rhythm Management, Electrophysiology, and Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart devices, procedures, technologies, and the related career pathways in these specialties.

Series 2 Device Fundamentals

Series 2 Device Fundamentals strengthens knowledge for a deeper and detailed understanding of cardiac devices and therapies across Cardiac Rhythm Management, Electrophysiology, and Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart platforms.

Series 3 Practical Applications

Series 3 Practical Applications brings the online user virtually into the procedure room and device clinic, providing an opportunity to observe a variety of cardiac procedures and device programming along with detailed instruction on the devices, therapies, and procedures.

At the conclusion of Series 3 individuals move on to the Capstone Series: Advanced Pathways where they choose one or more areas of cardiac specialty.

Capstone Series Advanced Pathways

Capstone Series Advanced Pathways allows users to pursue career interests from a suite of in-depth, tailored content:

CRM – Cardiac Rhythm Management
EP – Electrophysiology
IC – Interventional Cardiology
SH – Structural Heart
RM – Remote Monitoring*

*Remote Monitoring Passport Holders complete Series 1, Series 2, and then move directly into the Remote Monitoring Advanced Pathway.

Access & Duration
PrepMD’s Passport Series is a self-directed online resource offered on our proprietary iPrepMD learning management platform. PrepMD Passport Series enables a “Passport Holder” to work full-time while preparing for this rewarding career at their own pace. Each Series is purchased sequentially.

The Passport Series is completed sequentially. Passport Holders receive 6 months access to each Series 1-3, and 3 months access to each Capstone Series, maintaining access while advancing from Series to Series.

Certificate of Completion
Knowledge Checks, Checkpoints, and Milestones at regular intervals throughout are used for self-assessment purposes, allowing individuals to identify areas of development and master the material. At the culmination of each Series individuals receive a Certificate of Completion.
Pricing
Series 1: $7,500
Series 2: $5,000
Series 3: $1,500
Advanced Pathways: $1,000 per Pathway, $2,500 for the RM Pathway*
Live webinars package: $300/6 hours
*Passport Holders focusing on Remote Monitoring (RM) complete Series 1, Series 2, and then move directly into the RM Advanced Pathway.
Note: PrepMD has a no refund policy for the PrepMD Passport Series.

Workshops, Proficiency Assessment
& Placement Services offered by PrepMD Professionals, LLC

Hands-on, Onsite Learning

While the PrepMD Passport Series is a self-directed, self-paced online learning resource, there are opportunities to gain hands-on learning, prove proficiency and gain access to placement services offered by PrepMD Professionals LLC. As users progress in the Series they may sign up for Check-In and Check-Out Workshops on a variety of topics, including cardiac procedure simulations, implantable device interrogations, and case study reviews.

Workshops
PrepMD Professionals provides opportunities for hands-on learning and assessment for Passport Holders. Users progress sequentially in the Series and may sign up for Check-In and Check-Out Workshops on topics such as cardiac procedure simulations, implantable device interrogations, and case study reviews.
Certificate of Proficiency
Upon completion of hands-on learning in the Check-Out Workshop, Passport Holders may also choose to take a Proficiency Assessment conducted by PrepMD Professionals. This includes written and practical assessment to demonstrate PrepMD Professionals standards of clinical and technical competence.
Career & Placement
Career and Placement Services are available only for Passport Holders who prove proficiency and go through an application process conducted by PrepMD Professionals. Career and Placement Services include resume development, interview preparation and exclusive candidate representation placement services.
Pricing
Check-In & Check-Out
Workshops: $1,250
Proficiency Assessment: $375
Career & Placement Services: $50 application fee, $50/month subscription for professional development services
(only available upon receiving proficiency certificate)

Take a Sneak Peek

Gain first-hand experience with the PrepMD Passport Series interactive learning modalities. Take a Sneak Peek with this free access to a sample video lesson, a knowledge check, 3D animation, memory game, and virtual tour.

Passport Series Sign Up

Sign up now to take the first step! You will immediately receive 6 months access to Passport Series 1. Utilize this comprehensive, immersive and self-directed online learning resource to help start or advance a cardiac medical device career.

Passport Series - Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the PrepMD Passport Series?

Passport Holders progress at their own pace, so completion time depends on how much time an individual has to dedicate to the modules. The Passport Series is completed sequentially. Passport Holders receive 6 months access to each Series 1-3, and 3 months access to each Capstone Series, maintaining access while advancing from Series to Series.

What are the payment and financing options?

The total cost for the Series is $15,000-$18,000 depending upon the modules and services you choose. Payment allows for pay-as-you-progress through the Series. Passport Holders may sign up for all services using a credit or debit card on iPrepMD or apply for a loan up to $15,000 at https://apply.meritize.com (U.S. customers only). Passport Holders may apply for individual loan amounts as they progress in the Series OR apply for the full loan amount and have disbursements scheduled as follows: $7,500 for Series 1, 6 months later $5,000 for Series 2, 6 months later $2,500 for Series 3 and an individual Capstone Series or optional workshops. Interest on the loan amounts will only start accruing once a loan has been disbursed. Upon Meritize loan disbursement, PrepMD provides access to the Series to the Passport Holder. PrepMD has a no refund policy for the PrepMD Passport Series.

Is there an application or admission process for the PrepMD Passport Series?

The PrepMD Passport Series is an online self-directed learning resource which does not require an application. Individuals may sign up on iPrepMD.com, PrepMD’s proprietary learning management platform. The Passport Series is not a formal training program and does not require an application or admissions process.

How long does it take to complete each Series and how long will I have access?

The PrepMD Passport Series is completed sequentially, and Passport Holders receive 6 months access to each of the first 3 Series and 3 months access to each Capstone Series. Passport Holders maintain continued access only while advancing Series to Series.

What happens if I am done with a Series within less than 6 months?

Upon completion of each Series a Passport Holder may sign up for the next Series sequentially. Please note that the Series 2 will be available in the Summer of 2021, Series 3 in the Fall of 2021 and Capstone Series beginning in the Winter of 2021.

What happens if I take more than 6 months to complete a Series?

Since Passport Holders retain access while progressing through the Series, they may purchase the next Series in order to retain access to the previous Series.

How is the online learning structured and what are virtual clinicals?

At the culmination of each Series individuals receive a Certificate of Completion. Knowledge Checks, Checkpoints, and Milestones at regular intervals throughout are used for self-assessment purposes, allowing individuals to identify areas of development and master the material. Virtual clinical rotations allow Passport Holders an opportunity to see cardiac procedures being performed along with instructional guidance. PrepMD Professionals LLC conducts a Proficiency Assessment including written and practical evaluation to measure standards of clinical and technical competence.

How can I sign up for a hands-on workshops?

PrepMD Professionals LLC provides opportunities to gain hands-on learning and assessment. After completing Series 2, a Passport Holder may sign up for the 1.5-day Check-In Workshop for onsite hands-on learning. After completing Series 3, a Passport Holder may sign up for the 1.5-day onsite Check-Out Workshop and Proficiency Assessment. Onsite hands-on learning includes topics such as cardiac procedure simulations, implantable device interrogations, and case study reviews.

Do you offer placement services for the Passport Holders?

Career and Placement Services are available only for Passport Holders who go through an application process after meeting PrepMD Professionals standards on the Proficiency Assessment. Career and Placement Services include resume development, interview preparation and exclusive candidate representation placement services.

How do I determine if PrepMD Passport is a good fit for me?

The PrepMD Passport Series is built for self-directed individuals who are working full-time, cannot move to Boston for a long period of time for hands-on training and prefer to learn at their own pace. Passport Holders must be comfortable with a timeline of at least 12-18 months to complete the online learning.

What is the Passport Series refund policy?

As soon as a payment is made for the PrepMD Passport Series the Passport Holder will immediately receive access to the entirety of that Series and the online learning materials and cannot receive a refund for any reason. This no refund policy applies to all payments including recurring payments that are made for all iprepmd.com subscription-based online learning.

What If I have questions on the material after I start the Series?

The PrepMD Passport Series is a self-directed online learning resource where Passport Holders have access to multiple modalities that enhance their learning experience. Passport Holders are encouraged to sign up for the Live Webinars feature for interactive Q&A.

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