PrepMD Admissions Details - Program dates, admissions process, and tuition & financing information

Program Dates

PrepMD offers rolling admissions and 3 sessions per year. Of each 24-week session, the first 8 weeks is offered online. During the following 16 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.

2019 Fall Session

Aug 19, 2019 – Orientation Week (setting up online access)
Aug 26, 2019 – Phase 1 Core Concepts (online: distance learning)
Oct 21, 2019 – Phase 2 Pre-Clinical Training (on-site; Boston area)
Nov 18, 2019 – Phase 3 Clinical Rotations (Boston area medical centers)
Feb 13, 2020 – Graduation

2020 Winter Session

Dec 30, 2019 – Orientation Week (setting up online access)
Jan 6, 2020 – Phase 1 Core Concepts (online: distance learning)
Feb 24, 2020 – Phase 2 Pre-Clinical Training (on-site; Boston area)
Mar 23, 2020 – Phase 3 Clinical Rotations (Boston area medical centers)
Jun 11, 2020 – Graduation

2020 Spring Session

Apr 20, 2020 – Orientation Week (setting up online access)
Apr 27, 2020 – Phase 1 Core Concepts (online: distance learning)
Jun 22, 2020 – Phase 2 Pre-Clinicals (onsite; Boston area)
Jul 20, 2020 – Phase 3 Clinical Rotations (Boston area medical centers)
Oct 1, 2020 – Graduation

Please note that all students will be participating in clinical rotations and must provide documentation demonstrating up-to-date immunizations upon acceptance into the program.

Admissions Process

To apply for admission to the PrepMD training program candidates submit an online application, resume, original transcripts and two letters of recommendation. Applicants are then interviewed by a member of faculty. Typically a recorded online interview with the candidate is then reviewed by the faculty committee. Since admissions is managed on a rolling basis, candidates receive notification within 2 weeks of the interview.

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. In our initial screening process, we consider:

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 nursing, life sciences, 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 select professionals with B2B sales, clinical, pharmaceutical, and other health care or sales-related experience.

Personal Qualities: We look for candidates who are predisposed to be high achievers, with strong intellectual capabilities and exceptional initiative.

Geographic Preferences: Ideal candidates are open to working in many different areas of the country.

Tuition & Fees

The total cost for a six-month PrepMD Training Program (Winter, Spring, or Fall) is $31,495 and is comprised of the following components:

  • Program Cost: $30,000
  • Non-refundable Books, iPad and Software License Fees: $650
  • Non-refundable Clinical Rotation Fee: $700
  • Non-refundable Dosimeter Badges & Reading Fees: $20
  • Non-refundable Background Check Fee: $75
  • Non-refundable Administrative Fee: $50

A deposit of $2,500 will be required on or before the date indicated on the acceptance letter to reserve a spot. Full payment towards the total program cost is due on the date indicated on the students formal acceptance letter.

Housing & Other Expenses

Additional expenses the students need to consider include housing, meal expenses, and insurance (personal, health, and auto). PrepMD students come from around the country, so housing arrangements have been researched and a list will be provided as options for consideration. There are apartments and condominiums available with short-term leases (monthly), and timelines can be negotiated to match the needs of the student. These units are within 2 miles of the PrepMD training facility, and offer a variety of living configurations for students to consider.

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 refund policy.

PrepMD Policies

PrepMD LLC Policy Statements pursuant to 603 CMR 3.11 and 603 CMR 3.18 are included at the link below.

Financing Options

PrepMD works with Meritize to offer loans to accepted PrepMD applicants. Students are able to finance up to $40,250, covering the total cost of attending the program which includes tuition & fees and maximum expected living expenses.

  • Use your transcript to enhance your credit and improve your loan options
  • Fund the full cost of attendance, including living expenses, on your own merit
  • Choose affordable fixed or variable rates
  • Select the repayment option that works best for you while you attend school – making full payments, making interest-only payments, or making no payments until 3 months after graduation
  • Avoid prepayment penalty fees if you choose to pay your loan off early
  • Get access to free Meritize Career Success Services for job and career support

Immunization Requirements for Accepted Students

Our clinical partners require all students to provide documentation demonstrating up-to-date immunizations.

As an important part of the PrepMD curriculum, you will be participating in clinical observations at several Medical Centers and Clinics in the Boston area. It is requirement of these Medical Centers that you have your immunizations up to date and provide documentation of all of the following:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) – One of the following is required:
    • Official documentation from health care provider of (2) doses of MMR vaccine, or
  • MMR Titer (blood test) – Official Lab Report – indicating immunity
    Varicella (Chickenpox) – One of the following is required:

    • Official documentation from health care provider of (2) doses of Varicella vaccine, or
  • Varicella titer (blood test) – Official Lab Report – indicating immunity
    Hepatitis B – Both of the following:

    • Official documentation from health care provider of (3) doses of Hepatitis B vaccine AND
    • Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Titer (blood test) – Official Lab Report – indicating immunity
  • Tuberculosis Screening and Chest X-Ray – One of the following is required:
    • Official documentation from health care provider showing a Negative TB Skin test within the last 3 months, or
    • If you have previously tested positive – Official Chest X-Ray Report
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)
    • Official documentation from health care provider of Tdap vaccine within the last 10 years
  • Influenza/Flu Vaccine
    • Official documentation that the most current influenza vaccine has been administered (Flu season is September-April)

Housing & Additional Expenses

Additional expenses the students need to consider include housing, meal expenses, personal health and insurance on the cars. PrepMD students come from around the country, so housing arrangements have been researched and a list will be provided as options for consideration. There are apartments and condominiums available with short-term leases (monthly), and timelines can be negotiated to match the needs of the student. These units are within 2 miles of the PrepMD training facility, and offer a variety of living configurations for students to consider.

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