Admissions Details

Program Dates, Admissions Process, and Tuition & Financing

PrepMD Admissions Process

Program Dates

PrepMD has ~ 500 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.

2021 Fall Session
August 16, 2021 – Orientation and Professional Development Week (online)
August 23, 2021 – Phase 1 – Core Concepts (online: distance learning)
October 18, 2021 – Phase 2 – Pre-Clinicals Training (onsite: Boston area)
November 15, 2021 – Phase 3 – Clinical Rotations (onsite & Boston area medical centers)
February 10, 2022 – Graduation

2022 Winter Session
December 27, 2021 – Orientation and Professional Development Week (online)
January 3, 2022 – Phase 1 – Core Concepts (online: distance learning)
February 28, 2022 – Phase 2 – Pre-Clinicals Training (onsite: Boston area)
March 28, 2022 – Phase 3 Clinical Rotations (onsite & Boston area medical centers)
June 9, 2022 – Graduation

2022 Spring Session
Apr 18, 2022 – Professional Development and Orientation Week (online)
Apr 25, 2022 – Phase 1 Core Concepts (online: distance learning)
Jun 20, 2022 – Phase 2 Pre-Clinicals (onsite: Boston area)
Jul 18, 2022 – Phase 3 Clinical Rotations (onsite & Boston medical centers)
Sep 29, 2022 – 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:

  • an online application
  • resume
  • official transcripts
  • two letters of recommendation
  • 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 faculty 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 (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.

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.

Financing

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.  Download the Meritize financial information brochure.

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

  • Use education, military and work experience to enhance credit and improve loan options
  • Pre-approval available in minutes
  • 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

Refund Policy

The PrepMD refund policy for the 24-week Medical Device Specialist Training Program is outlined below. If the student withdraws or is dismissed from the program for any reason, the refund to the student will be the following:

PrepMD Refund Details
Refund Law (as per M.G.L. Chapter 255, Section 13K)
Spring 2021Fall 2021Winter 2021
1. You may terminate this agreement at any timeyesyesyes
2. If you terminate this agreement within five days you will receive a refund of all monies paid, provided that you have not commenced the program.
Refund Amount: $33,995
5th day after both parties have signed the acceptance package5th day after both parties have signed the acceptance package5th day after both parties have signed the acceptance package
3. If you subsequently terminate this agreement prior to the commencement of the program, you will receive a refund of all monies paid, less the actual reasonable administrative and non-reusable supplies or equipment costs.
Refund Amount: $32,500
Program start date: 04/19/2021Program start date: 08/16/2021Program start date: 12/27/2021
If you terminate this agreement during the first quarter of the program, you will receive a refund of at least seventy-five percent of the tuition, less the actual reasonable administrative and non-reusable supplies or equipment costs.
Refund Amount: $24,375
Last date first quarter: 05/30/2021Last date first quarter:09/26/2021Last date first quarter:02/06/2022
If you terminate this agreement during the second quarter of the program, you will receive a refund of at least fifty per cent of the tuition, less the actual reasonable administrative and non-reusable supplies or equipment costs.
Refund Amount: $16,250
Last date second quarter: 07/11/2021Last date second quarter: 11/07/2021Last date second quarter: 03/20/2022
If you terminate this agreement during the third quarter of the program, you will receive a refund of at least twenty-five percent of the tuition, less the actual reasonable administrative and non-reusable supplies or equipment costs.
Refund Amount: $8,125
Last date third quarter: 08/22/2021Last date third quarter: 12/19/2021Last date third quarter: 05/01/2022
If you terminate this agreement after the initial five-day period, you will be responsible for actual reasonable costs including administrative costs of $50, and actual reasonable costs of non-reusable supplies or equipment which include books, online technologies and software license fees, clinical rotation setup fees, dosimeter badges & reading fees, and background check fee.5th day after both parties have signed the acceptance package5th day after both parties have signed the acceptance package5th day after both parties have signed the acceptance package
If you wish to terminate this agreement, you must inform the school in writing of your termination, which will become effective on the day, such writing is mailed.yesyesyes
The school is not obligated to provide any refund if you terminate this agreement during the fourth quarter of the program.First day of fourth quarter: 08/23/2021First day of fourth quarter: 01/03/2022First day of fourth quarter: 05/02/2022

PrepMD Policies

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 occupational.schools@mass.gov or 617-727-5811, dial “0”. PrepMD LLC Policy Statements are pursuant to 603 CMR 3.11 and 603 CMR 3.18

Download 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

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