Break down the barriers to entry into cardiac medical device clinical and sales careers! PrepMD’s 24-week academically rigorous and comprehensive 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+ graduates, 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 Professional Licensure.
Medical Device Specialist Core 24-Week Training Program, 98% Placement Rate, and $83K Average Starting Compensation Package
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 Harvard, Tufts, BU and UMASS affiliated 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. Visit our PrepMD Candidates page to meet 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.
Students and hiring managers like the fact that PrepMD’s training calendar includes three sessions per year! We offer three 24-week sessions every year (Winter, Spring, and Fall), which begin in January, April, and August respectively. The first 9 weeks of each 24-week session is 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 via a Candidate Directory to our graduates with a 98% placement rate. In fact, PrepMD Professionals has placement contracts with over 50 employers, including medical device companies and major healthcare systems across the country. 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.
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Application and Admissions Details
PrepMD has 600+ graduates who hail from 44 states across the U.S. with a current male to female ratio of 1:1. PrepMD offers rolling admissions and 3 sessions per year. 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 for its Winter, Spring, and Fall training sessions on a rolling basis. We are able to accept applications from U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
2023 Winter Session
1/2/23 – Orientation and Professional Development Week (online)
1/9/23 – Phase 1 – Core Concepts (online)
3/6/23 – Phase 2 – Pre-Clinicals Training (onsite)
4/3/23 – Phase 3 Clinical Rotations (onsite & Boston medical centers)
6/15/23 – Graduation
2023 Spring Session
4/17/23 – Professional Development and Orientation Week (online)
4/24/23 – Phase 1 Core Concepts (online: distance learning)
6/19/23 – Phase 2 Pre-Clinicals (onsite: Boston area)
7/17/23 – Phase 3 Clinical Rotations (onsite & Boston medical centers)
9/28/23 – Graduation
2023 Fall Session
8/28/23 – Professional Development and Orientation Week (online)
9/4/23 – Phase 1 Core Concepts (online: distance learning)
10/30/23 – Phase 2 Pre-Clinicals (onsite: Boston area)
11/27/23 – Phase 3 Clinical Rotations (onsite & Boston medical centers)
2/22/24 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- an online application
- 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:
- The Cardiac Clinical Specialist 101 course – Request free access: email@example.com
- Cardiac Conduction System video: an overview of the basic functions of the heart
- Cardiac Conditions and therapies: Pacemakers and ICDs; Cardiac Ablations
- Cardiac Clinical Specialist careers: Understand the career path options and typical job responsibilities
- Why pursue a medical device career: PrepMD co-founder video overview of the career and the training program
- Top 10 cardiac technology companies: 2019 article outlines the major cardiac device companies.
Tuition & Fees
The total cost for the PrepMD Medical Device Specialist Training Program (Winter, Spring, or Fall) is $33,995:
Total Program Cost: $33,995
Program Tuition: $32,500
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.
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. Accepted PrepMD applicants applying to Meritize may borrow up to $42,705, to cover the total cost of attending the program which includes tuition & fees and maximum expected living expenses.
Meritize Pre-Approval: https://apply.meritize.com
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- Fund the full cost of tuition, fees and living expenses
- Choose affordable fixed or variable rates
- Avoid prepayment penalty fees for early pay off
- Autopay option receives an automatic 0.25% discounted interest rate
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 LLC (“PrepMD”) is a Licensed Private Occupational School (License# 13100380) regulated by the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure, Office of Private Occupational School Education. Any comments, questions, or concerns about this school’s license should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-727-5811, dial “0”. PrepMD LLC Policy Statements are pursuant to 603 CMR 3.11 and 603 CMR 3.18