If you're interested in a full-time training program, PrepMD offers a Medical Device Specialist Training. Based out of the Boston area, this program prepares students for the rewarding cardiac medical device specialist career space.
Practice Tests for the IBHRE® CCDS Exam
This course is designed to help you test your practical understanding of device function and prepare for the IBHRE® CCDS exam. Access for 12 months.
Webinar Series for the IBHRE® CCDS Exam22 Lessons $250.00
Practice Tests for the IBHRE® CEPS Exam(3) 5.0 average rating27 Lessons $299.00
PrepMD IBHRE® Companion Binder1 Lessons $225.00
PrepMD Passport Pro is a customized training solution for healthcare and medical device company professionals in the cardiac medical device space. Onsite, online, and hybrid training solutions are used to initiate or augment existing training programs. Customizable learning solutions include proficiency assessments, self-paced online learning, traditional classroom instruction and hands-on simulation training in our state-of-the-art facility and online faculty-led sessions.
The PrepMD state-of-the-art Cath Lab, Programmer Bar, and EP Control Room provide new hires, existing staff, and allied health professionals an opportunity to improve proficiency levels on cardiac diseases, devices, therapies and fundamentals in the fields of cardiac rhythm management, electrophysiology, structural heart, and interventional cardiology.
Greg Lisi, CCDS, CEPS
Executive VP of Operations
Harvard University, U.S. Army
Greg has over 18 years of experience in Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) arena. As a Regional Manager with Boston Scientific, he hired and trained a team of sales and clinical representatives while maintaining his own business. He has mentored and developed both sales and clinical reps as they have begun their own careers. Prior to industry, Greg served as a Military Intelligence Officer with the U.S. Army. During eight years of active duty, he served in a variety of key leadership, strategic planning and operations roles. He has extensive experience in planning, directing, and supervising sophisticated training in complex and fast-moving environments.
Susan Stamatis, RN, BSN
Clinical Applications Manager, Faculty
Salve Regina University
Susan has a combined 39 years in cardiology doing a variety of clinical roles such as Assistant Nurse Manager of a Coronary Care Unit and Department Manager in a Device Clinic overseeing the care of 1000+ patients with pacemakers and defibrillators. She also has 25 years of experience in the Cardiac Device Industry working for companies such a Datascope (Maquet) and Boston Scientific. She began her medical device career as a clinical specialist, and was promoted to clinical regional manger and sales representative roles. She is uniquely qualified to teach PrepMD students clinical as well a technical applications of CRM therapy.
Matt Wilson, CCDS
Director of Staffing & Remote Monitoring, Faculty
West Point Military Academy
Matt brings 10 years of experience in the Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) industry to his role at PrepMD. As an IBHRE®-Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) senior sales representative with Boston Scientific, he managed a successful sales team in the New York City area. Matt is the Director of PrepMD’s contract staffing services division while managing the placement activities and coaching PrepMD students from a professional development standpoint. Prior to industry, Matt served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He trained and led infantry units while deployed to Iraq, responsible for planning and coordinating joint coalition combat missions.
Kate Peucker, CCDS
Manager of Educational Development, Faculty
Kate is an IBHRE®-Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) with several years of experience in the CRM industry. As a clinical specialist for Biotronik, Kate covered major medical centers across New England, trained new employees, and managed her team’s daily schedule. Kate has a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. She is also a former PrepMD student and Academic Achievement Award winner. Her time at PrepMD combined with her experiences in the field give Kate a unique perspective on how to begin a career in the medical device industry.
Global Product Manager, Faculty
University of Vermont, Saint Anselm College
Fran has over 8 years of Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology medical device industry experience. He has held clinical engineering, sales, and territory management roles with companies such as Boston Scientific, Biotronik, and CardioFocus. His responsibilities included business development, key account management, product commercialization, and clinical trial operations, in addition to covering thousands of cardiac procedures and device clinics. A former student at PrepMD, Fran brings special insight to his role developing new product offerings and shaping marketing strategies.
Manager of PrepMD Professionals, Faculty
University of Connecticut
Katie has 14 years of medical device industry experience in clinical, sales, marketing and management roles for Meditech, Eli Lilly and Boston Scientific. Katie played a key national and international role in the clinical training and commercial launch of the first FDA approved Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device. As a Territory Manager with Boston Scientific, Katie helped launch a new Left Atrial Appendage Closure program in over 30 hospitals across the Northeast. As a Principal Product Marketing Manager with Boston Scientific, Katie introduced digital health solutions to hospitals nationwide.