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.

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

2020 Fall Session

Aug 17, 2020 – Orientation Week (setting up online access)
Aug 24, 2020 – Phase 1 Core Concepts (online: distance learning)
Oct 19, 2020 – Phase 2 Pre-Clinicals (onsite; Boston area)
Nov 16, 2020 – Phase 3 Clinical Rotations (Boston area medical centers)
Feb 11, 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 & Requirements

PrepMD is a very academically rigorous training program, with a strict selection process and therefore applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree or have substantial healthcare or medical device experience. PrepMD students must achieve a defined minimum academic performance during the program.

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 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 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
Total non-refundable fees: $1,495

  • Books, iPad and Software License Fees: $650
  • Clinical Rotation Fee: $700
  • Dosimeter Badges & Reading Fees: $20
  • Background Check Fee: $75
  • 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.

Financing Options

Meritize offers 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.  Download the Meritize financial information brochure.

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  • Fund the full cost of tuition on your own merit
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The PrepMD refund policy for the 24-week 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)
Fall 2019Winter 2020Spring 2020
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: $31,495
5th day after both parties have signed the contract5th day after both parties have signed the contract5th day after both parties have signed the contract
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: $30,000
Program start date: 8/19/2019Program start date: 12/30/2019Program start date: 4/20/2020
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: $22,500
Last date first quarter: 10/3/2019Last date first quarter: 2/9/2020Last date first quarter: 5/31/2020
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: $15,000
Last date second quarter: 11/17/2019Last date second quarter: 3/21/2020Last date second quarter: 7/11/2020
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: $7,500
Last date third quarter: 1/30/2020Last date third quarter: 5/1/2020Last date third quarter: 8/21/2020
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, iPad and software license fees, clinical rotation fee, Dosimeter badges & reading fees, and background check fee.5th day after both parties have signed the contract5th day after both parties have signed the contract5th day after both parties have signed the contract
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: 1/31/2020First day of fourth quarter: 5/2/2020First day of fourth quarter: 8/22/2020

PrepMD Policies

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

Immunization Requirements for Accepted Students

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

Downloadable Checklist and Immunization Form: 

The PrepMD download PrepMD Immunization Checklist and Form provides instructions and deadlines. You may choose to use the PrepMD immunization form or use your own documentation as long as you follow the instructions and deadlines. Your completed documentation should be emailed to immunizations@prepmd.com

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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