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What does a Medical Device Specialist do?

A cardiac medical device specialist provides procedural support, patient monitoring, and training and education. The clinical specialist enables the clinical and technical applications of medical devices by performing diagnostic tests during complex cardiac procedures including device implantations and electrophysiology mapping and ablation. The medical device specialist provides critical expertise to physicians and patients to ensure successful implantation and ongoing functionality of medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. EP Mapping clinical specialists enable successful cardiac electrophysiology mapping and ablation procedures. These clinical specialist jobs exist throughout the healthcare space, including cardiology specialty areas such as structural heart and interventional cardiology.  Job opportunities exist at major medical device companies and healthcare systems anywhere in the country. A clinical specialist enjoys a dynamic role and a personally satisfying career while making a difference in the lives of patients.

PrepMD Training Program

Founded in 2009, PrepMD’s Cardiac Clinical Specialist 24-week training program prepares students to enter the competitive and rewarding cardiac medical device specialist career space. With national brand recognition for its quality cardiac training, staffing and remote monitoring services, PrepMD boasts ~500 graduates, hailing from 44 states, placed into 40 states, and an average starting compensation package of $83k. PrepMD training breaks down the barriers to entry into this career space! With a 98% placement rate, PrepMD Professionals provides placement services allowing our graduates to hit the ground running working for leading device companies and healthcare providers across the U.S. Our strict selection process, rigorous hands-on training focusing on cardiac rhythm management (CRM), electrophysiology (EP), and related therapies such as structural heart and interventional cardiology, and world-class clinical partnerships prepare our graduates for success in highly desirable careers.

98% Placement Rate
Industry Connections
Amazing Facility
Experienced Faculty

Cardiac Device Specialist Career

Clinical Specialist Careers

PrepMD trained clinical specialists support the clinical and technical applications of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) such as pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac electrophysiology mapping and ablation procedures. A medical device specialist must have a deep knowledge of cardiac therapies and products and the associated clinical data and may be employed by a hospital or by a medical device company.

The Medical Device Specialist Training Program

PrepMD Training Program

PrepMD is an academically rigorous and comprehensive training program providing a rewarding career to those who are passionate, focused, and hard working. This 24-week program focuses on cardiac rhythm management (CRM), electrophysiology (EP), structural heart and interventional cardiology devices and procedures. We start three cohorts per year, and each cohort completes three phases of study, including clinical rotations in Boston’s hospitals.

A few of the Companies our Graduates work for

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Massachusetts General Hospital
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Edwards LifeSciences PrepMD Placement Partner
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare PrepMD Placement Partner
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Award winning facility with high-tech classrooms

Electrophysiology Mapping Lab

The EP Lounge

Electrophysiology Mapping
Our expanded facility includes a dedicated EP lounge where students learn complex electrophysiology mapping procedures. PrepMD provides an immersive, hands-on approach in a technologically advanced environment for training future medical device professionals.

 

PrepLab™ Mock Operating Room

PrepLab™ Procedure Room

PrepLab™Mock Procedure Room
PrepLab™ Mock Procedure Room provides the ultimate hand-on training and testing experience. We recreate entire device implantation procedures with high fidelity. In addition to acquainting you with different implant procedures for various arrhythmias, you can also familiarize yourself with appropriate procedure room protocols.

Programmer Bar™

Programmer Bar™

Programmer Bar™
Get to know how different devices impact heart arrhythmias at our Programmer Bar™. This one-of-a-kind training system lets you compare device algorithm effects while practicing your device programming skills. The Programmer Bar™ also offers video conferencing capabilities, so you and your classmates can attend interactive lectures with guest speakers in real time.

World Class Clinical Partners

PrepMD partners with some of the world’s top medical centers enabling students to gain first hand clinical experience.

Beth Israel Deaconess is a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals”.

Beth Israel Lahey Clinic Medical Center was founded in 1923 and is a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine.

Boston Medical Center treats one million patients annually across 70 specialties and is affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine.

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

UMass Memorial Medical Center is the region’s trusted academic medical center, part of the prestigious UMass Memorial Health Care system.

PrepMD is a nationally known and trusted brand

~500 grads in 10 years

Training Program Admissions:
A diverse student body from 44 states!

PrepMD Professionals Placements:
Careers started in 40 states!

Current Candidates & Recent Alumni

Want a career that changes lives?
Train for a rewarding career as a
cardiac clinical specialist.

Cardiac Careers

Cardiac Clinical Specialists balance clinical support and
commercial functions in their role.

Why Choose PrepMD?

No other program offers the same expertise and connection to industry.

Experienced Faculty & Staff

Over 250 years of combined industry and clinical cardiac experience.

Admissions & Program Details

Program dates, admissions process, tuition/fees and financing details.

Testimonials & Videos

 Testimonials and informational videos, including a virtual tour of our award winning facility.

Cardiac Careers

Cardiac Clinical Specialists balance clinical support and
commercial functions in their role.

Why Choose PrepMD?

No other program offers the same expertise and connection to industry.

Experienced Faculty

Over 100 years of combined experience in the cardiac space. Meet your future mentors!

Admissions & Program Details

Program dates, admissions process, tuition/fees and financing details.

Testimonials & Videos

 Testimonials and informational videos, including a virtual tour of our award winning facility.