PrepMD Passport Series Online Learning
The PrepMD Passport Series is a global online product providing an immersive and self-directed learning resource for individuals seeking to start or advance a cardiac medical device clinical specialist career. At your location and at your pace, the Passport Series is designed for working professionals and full-time students. A Passport Holder gains access to high quality lessons and knowledge checks, animations and interactive 3D modules to learn cardiac anatomy and physiology and the following cardiac specialties: Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM), Electrophysiology (EP), Structural Heart (SH), Interventional Cardiology (IC), and Remote Monitoring (RM). Optional onsite hands-on learning at the PrepMD facility is available. Passport Holders who prove proficiency may apply in order to access career and placement services through PrepMD Professionals LLC.
A Cardiac Medical Device Career
The cardiac medical device career space provides many opportunities to work in a dynamic and rewarding role, while making a difference in the lives of patients. A cardiac clinical specialist enables the 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. Estimates by the World Health Organization identify cardiovascular disease as the number one cause of death across the globe, and nearly 50% of American adults live with a cardiovascular condition. The career growth opportunities are broad since clinical and device specialist jobs exist with medical device company and healthcare providers in all medical specialties including CRM, EP, SH, IC, and RM.
At your own pace
Online Learning for Cardiac Medical Device Careers
Hands-on & Didactic
Hands-on & Proficiency
Specialize in cardiac device areas
Services offered by PrepMD Professionals LLC:
Workshops, Proficiency Assessment, Career Development
and Placement to Start or Advance your Career
WorkshopsPrepMD 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 ProficiencyUpon 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 & PlacementCareer 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.
PricingCheck-In & Check-Out
Proficiency Assessment: $375
Career & Placement Services: $50 application fee, $50/month subscription for professional development services
(only available upon receiving proficiency certificate)
Passport Series - Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to complete the PrepMD Passport Series?
The estimated completion time for the entire PrepMD Passport Series for someone working full-time is 12-18 months.
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.
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.