Full-Time Medical Device Specialist Training Program

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Core 24-Week Medical Device Specialist Training Program, 98% Placement Rate, and $83K Average Starting Compensation Package

Break down the barriers to entry into cardiac medical device clinical and sales careers! PrepMD’s 24-week academically rigorous and comprehensive hybrid training program prepares for a rewarding career in cardiac rhythm management (CRM), electrophysiology (EP), structural heart and interventional cardiology devices and procedures. The PrepMD Medical Device Specialist Training Program boasts a 98% placement rate with 600+ students, hailing from 45 states, placed into 40 states with an average starting compensation package at $83,000. Admissions includes a strict selection process, rigorous hands-on training, world-class clinical partnerships, and placement services prepare our graduates to hit the ground running working for leading device companies and healthcare providers across the U.S.

Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Occupational Licensure.


State-of-the-art facility = hands-on learning

Clinicals@ Beth Israel, Tufts, BU, UMASS Medical Centers = incomparable clinical exposure

Experienced Trainers, Academic rigor = PrepMD grads top scorers@ corporate training

Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Occupational Licensure

Economic Benefits

24-week hybrid training program = fast route to career entry

9 weeks online = reduced cost of living expenses

High placement rate = fast return on investment

Career and Network

13+ years, 600+ students, 98% placement, placed into 40 states = nationwide alumni network

Placement contracts with healthcare systems and device corporations = placement opportunity & results

Corporate training & industry partnerships = PrepMD is a nationally recognized brand

With over 250 years of combined cardiac medical device clinical and sales experience, the PrepMD Training Team provides students with the foundation needed to launch successful careers. Our clinical partners include the renowned Beth Israel Lahey, Tufts, Boston Medical Center and UMASS Memorial medical centers in the greater Boston area, where students observe cardiac procedures being performed by some of the best cardiologists and electrophysiologists in the world. PrepMD students learn the clinical, technical, and business knowledge needed to succeed in the highly competitive and desirable medical device career space.

Founded by senior executives in the medical device industry, PrepMD understands the needs of employers in the cardiac space. We understand the market, the players, and the clinical and sales strategies at work. Most importantly, we know talent when we see it. Our full-time Training Team members bring more than 250 years of combined health care and medical device industry experience to your classroom. From sales management to cardiac catheter lab experience, our faculty offer expertise on the clinical and practical applications of cardiac technologies and teach you about the business and sales side of the industry, too.

Our 12,000 ft2 teaching center in Braintree, Massachusetts features simulation labs, programming equipment from multiple companies, a mock OR, an on-site library, and more. In 2011, our facility won American School and University‘s “Outstanding Design for a U.S. Training Center Facility.”

We select talented and driven individuals for admissions into the PrepMD cardiac medical device specialist training program. PrepMD training program graduates make up a very impressive group of individuals who have launched their cardiac medical device careers with PrepMD. With the help of PrepMD Professionals, our Staffing Services Division, the students begin job search preparation on day one. Students work under the guidance of PrepMD Professionals on resume revision, bio development, and mock interview practice, in order to refine the personal and professional acumen required to gain entry into the cardiac medical device career space.

The 24-week PrepMD training program requires an application and admissions interview. The curriculum includes cardiac rhythm management (CRM), electrophysiology (EP), structural heart and interventional cardiology disease states, devices and therapies.  Students learn clinical and technical skills, medical device business, sales, and market knowledge, and hands-on skills in cardiac devices and therapies. This rigorous and comprehensive training program rewards those who are passionate, focused, and hard working.

This is a hybrid training program, with the first 9 weeks of each 24-week session  fully focused on core concept learning, which is delivered online with full guidance of our faculty through live webinars.  Each cohort completes three phases of study (phase 1 foundational curriculum online, phase 2 pre-clinical hands-on training, and phase 3 clinical observation rotations).

PrepMD Professionals LLC provides placement services to our 24-week program graduates, offering a 98% placement rate. In fact, PrepMD Professionals has placement contracts with over many employers, including medical device companies such as Abbott and Boston Scientific and major healthcare systems across the country including John Hopkins and Cleveland Clinic. Hiring managers and regional sales managers come to PrepMD for interviews, events, mentor presentations, and to take part in corporate training programs. Additional Contract Staffing roles exist at PrepMD Remote Monitoring Services Division and PrepMD Professionals.

PrepMD’s unmatched industry connections, technologically advanced facilities, and clinical partnerships mean you have the best possible opportunity to prepare yourself for a future in the medical device industry. PrepMD candidates are placed with multi-billion dollar medical device giants and world-renowned healthcare facilities with starting compensation packages ranging from $65,000-$85,000+*. We offer training for a career path that makes a difference in the lives of patients. And we’re proud to say we do it in a way that nobody else can.

*PrepMD does not guarantee that a graduate will earn the stated amount, as many factors influence actual earnings and the components of an individual’s total compensation package.

Why Choose PrepMD Training?

A Tour of the Core Training Program

Clinical Rotations at Top Teaching Hospitals

B.I. Deaconess Hospital

Beth Israel Deaconess, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals

Beth Israel Lahey Health

Beth Israel Lahey Health founded in 1923 and is a non-profit teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine

Medical Center

Boston Medical Center, a BU School of Medicine affiliated hospital, treats one million patients annually across 70 specialties

Medical Center

Tufts Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and a world-class medical center

UMASS Memorial Hospital

UMass Memorial Medical Center, the flagship member of the UMASS system and the region’s trusted academic medical center

Join the Expanding PrepMD Network of Placed Professionals

600+ Diverse Attendees or Students from 45+ States, Placed in 40 States

PrepMD in Action

Medical Device Specialist Training Program
Application and Admissions Details

Program Dates

PrepMD has 600+ students who hail from 44 states across the U.S. with a current male to female ratio of 1:1. PrepMD accepts applications on a rolling basis. Of each 24-week session, the first 9 weeks is offered online. During the following 15 weeks, the students need to be in Boston area for full-time hands-on training and clinical rotations.

PrepMD offers a training experience for individuals wishing to seek rewarding careers within the medical device industry or the healthcare sector as clinical specialists. PrepMD accepts and reviews applications on a rolling basis. We are able to accept applications from U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

2023 Fall Session
Aug 7, 2023 – Professional Development and Orientation Week (online)
Aug 14, 2023 – Phase 1 Core Concepts (online: distance learning)
Oct 10, 2023 – Phase 2 Pre-Clinicals (onsite: Boston area)
Nov 6, 2023 – Phase 3 Clinical Rotations (onsite & Boston medical centers)
Jan 31, 2024 – Graduation

2024 Spring Session
Jan 8, 2024 – Professional Development and Orientation Week (online)
Jan 15, 2024 – Phase 1 Core Concepts (online: distance learning)
Mar 11, 2024 – Phase 2 Pre-Clinicals (onsite: Boston area)
Apr 8, 2024 – Phase 3 Clinical Rotations (onsite & Boston medical centers)
Jun 20, 2024 – Graduation

2024 Fall Session
Jul 8, 2024 – Professional Development and Orientation Week (online)
Jul 15, 2024 – Phase 1 Core Concepts (online: distance learning)
Sep 9, 2024 – Phase 2 Pre-Clinicals (onsite: Boston area)
Oct 7, 2024 – Phase 3 Clinical Rotations (onsite & Boston medical centers)
Dec 18, 2024 – Graduation

All students participate in clinical rotations and must provide documentation demonstrating up-to-date proof of health insurance and immunizations upon acceptance into the program.

Admissions Process & Requirements

The PrepMD Medical Device Specialist Training Program is very academically rigorous, with a strict selection process and therefore applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree or have substantial healthcare or medical device experience. We are able to accept applications from U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. PrepMD students must achieve a defined minimum academic performance during the program. Hiring managers who come to PrepMD to hire our graduates know that we are committed to growing the talent pool for the medical device industry and the healthcare sector, so we select our students for success. Accepted students are required to submit to a background check and must meet immunization documentation requirements.

Application requirements: Application documents may be uploaded directly with the online application or emailed to admissions@prepmd.com.

  • an online application
  • resume
  • official transcripts
  • two letters of recommendation: Ask your recommenders for traditional letters OR ask your recommenders to submit the recommender form on your behalf
  • formal interview – online or in person

Applicants choosing to interview online will be asked for permission to record the interview, so the interview may be reviewed by the entire faculty committee. PrepMD manages admissions on a rolling basis, with notification within one week of the interview.

Applicants are screened for:

  • Academic Background: We favor candidates whose academic or professional backgrounds have laid a foundation of skills necessary for competence as a medical device specialist. This includes life sciences, nursing and engineering graduates.
  • Professional Experience: While many of our students are recent college graduates, some have post-collegiate work experience and are looking to change fields. We prefer professionals with clinical, pharmaceutical, and other health care or business-related experience.
  • Personal Qualities: We look for candidates who are predisposed to be high achievers, with strong intellectual capabilities and exceptional initiative.
  • Geographic Flexibility: Ideal candidates are open to working in many different areas of the country.

The PrepMD Interview

Applicants participate in a pre-screening phone meeting with an Admissions team member to answer questions and provide preparation guidelines for the formal in-person or online interview. Candidates are interviewed by a PrepMD team member who will be looking to gauge academic capabilities, presentation skills, enthusiasm and commitment to entering into an academically intense training program and a highly competitive career field. Applicants will be assessed on their capability to learn, retain, and communicate complex cardiac anatomy and physiology information. All candidates receive email notification of the acceptance committee decision within 1 week of the interview.

Interview Preparation Resources:

Tuition & Fees

The total cost for the PrepMD Medical Device Specialist Training Program is $35,895:

Total Program Cost: $35,895
Program Tuition: $34,400
Total fees: $1,495, as follows (non-refundable 5 days after both parties sign
this Enrollment Agreement, per MGL c. 255, s. 13k):

  • Books, Online Learning Platform Access $650
  • Clinical Rotation Setup (immunization screenings) $720
  • Background Check Fee $75
  • Administrative Fee $50

A deposit of $2,500 is due within two weeks of acceptance and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the start of the program.

Housing & Other Expenses

Additional expenses the students need to consider include housing, meal expenses, and insurance (personal, health, and auto). PrepMD accepted students receive guidance on selecting short-term lease apartments and condominiums, located within 2 miles of the training facility, including furnished and unfurnished options. Students are able to take advantage of PrepMD’s long-standing relationships with apartment complexes in the immediate area, who offer discounted rates and month-to-month lease options to our students.

Students attend class in Braintree, MA and travel to clinical sites in the Greater Boston area during the onsite portion of the program (approximately 15 weeks in duration). Housing expenses are estimated at $1,500 to $2,000 per month.  Students must have the ability to travel to clinical sites not accessible by public transportation.

Refund Policy

If a student withdraws or is dismissed from the program for any reason, the refund to the student will be as outlined in the PrepMD Policies.


Most students borrowing funds to attend PrepMD choose Meritize, a private student lender. Approved applicants can borrow from $1,000 to $44,895 to cover the comprehensive expenses of the program, including tuition, fees, and living expenses.

Meritize Pre-Approval:  https://apply.meritize.com

  • Check your loan options in minutes without affecting your credit score
  • Fund the full cost of tuition, fees and living expenses
  • Choose affordable fixed or variable rates
  • Full deferment available
  • 3-month grace period
  • Autopay option receives an automatic 0.25% discounted interest rate

*PrepMD does not endorse a particular lender, nor is it affiliated with Meritize Financial, Inc. (“Meritize”).

Meritize Lending, LLC, NMLS ID 1661035 (NMLS Consumer Accesshttps://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/)

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Terms and Conditions apply. Meritize branded loan products are educational loans issued by Meritize Lending, LLC**.  Meritize reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at anytime without notice. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or hold an Employment Authorization Document and meet Meritize’s underwriting requirements. If approved for a loan the actual loan amount, term, payment, and APR amount of loan that a customer qualifies for may vary based on credit determination, state law and other factors. Meritize does not warrant or guarantee any claims made herein, including, but not limited to, gaining admission to a program, concerning the quality or financial strength of any educational institution, securing funding or obtaining employment. Our final loan offer may differ as a result of the school chosen and the associated cost of tuition. Not all schools are eligible for funding. Meritize does not offer educational loans in the following states: IN, ME, NV, VT, WI, PR. All rights reserved.

**For residents of SC, loan is made by Meritize Financial, Inc.

*Variable rates are subject to change.

The information on this webpage is the most up to date as of April 1, 2023. Please see Meritize website for additional details.

Immunization Checklist

PrepMD students participate in clinical rotations and are required to submit proof of health insurance, driver’s license photo for background check, and immunization documentation by the start of their training session. Proof of Health Insurance, Driver’s license photo, and Immunization documentation due date: Day 1 of Phase 1 of the training session

PrepMD Training Policies

PrepMD LLC (“PrepMD”) is Licensed by the Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Division of Occupational Licensure (License# 13100380) Office of Private Occupational Schools.  Any comments, questions, or concerns about this school’s license should be directed to occupational.schools@mass.gov or 617-701-8600. PrepMD LLC Policy Statements are pursuant to per M.G.L. c. 255, § 13K.

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