Start or advance in the cardiac medical device field

Immersive and virtual modalities enabling self-directed learning

  • Self-paced online learning

    Prepare for this rewarding medical device career from your location and at your own pace while continuing to work full-time.

  • Interactive learning modalities

    Online lessons and knowledge checks, animations and graphics, and interactive 3D tours enhance your online learning experience.

  • Hands-on learning & career services

    Progress through the Series and sign up for hands-on learning, proficiency, and career services offered by PrepMD Professionals.

The PrepMD Passport Series provides a self-paced and self-directed learning resource for individuals seeking to start or advance a cardiac medical device clinical specialist career. “Passport Holders” master cardiac anatomy and physiology foundational knowledge and cardiac medical device fundamentals in the following cardiac specialities: CRM, EP, SH, IC, and RM. Learning modalities include high quality lessons and quizzes, animations and graphics, and interactive 3D modules which provide a world-class learning experience to the Passport Holder. Additional Services offered by our placement and staffing entity, PrepMD Professionals LLC include Workshops, Proficiency Assessment and Placement Services. Passport Holders who prove proficiency may gain access to professional and career assistance services offered by PrepMD Professionals.

  • Series 1 - Cardiac Foundations lays the foundation of cardiac anatomy and physiology, rhythm interpretation, cardiovascular disease states, and provides an introduction to CRM, EP, SH and IC technologies.

  • Series 2 - Device Fundamentals strengthens knowledge and understanding of cardiac devices and therapies across Cardiac Rhythm Management, Electrophysiology, and Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart platforms.

  • Series 3 - Practical Applications Series brings the online user virtually into the procedure room and device clinic, providing an opportunity to observe a variety of cardiac procedures and device programming.

  • Capstone Series - Advanced Pathways allows users to pursue career interests from a suite of in-depth, tailored content including CRM, EP, IC, and SH. Passport Holders focusing on Remote Monitoring will complete Series 1, Series 2, and move directly into a Remote Monitoring focused terminal Capstone Series.

Access & Duration

The PrepMD Passport Series is asynchronous for a personalized and dynamic schedule, created with the working professional in mind. The Passport Series is completed sequentially and Passport Holders receive 6 months access to each of the first 3 Series and 3 months access to the Capstone Series, maintaining access only while advancing Series to Series. Total estimated cost ranges between $15,000 and $18,000, and the completion timeframe for the entire PrepMD Passport Series for someone working full-time is 12-18 months.

Pricing

PrepMD Passport Series may be accessed on a Series-to-Series basis, and the total cost for the user may range between $15,000 to $18,000. Passport Holders may sign up for all services using a credit card. Loan options available at https://apply.meritize.com. Contact PrepMD for more information. Please note that PrepMD has a no refund policy for all payments made.

  • Series 1 (Cardiac Foundations): $7,500 for 6 months access

  • Series 2 (Device Fundamentals): $5,000 for 6 months access

  • Series 3 (Practical Applications): $1,500 for 6 months access

  • Advanced Pathways (CRM/EP/SH/IC): $1,000 per Pathway for 3 months access
    Remote Monitoring Passport Holders complete Series 1, Series 2, and then move directly into the Remote Monitoring Advanced Pathway that costs $2,500.

  • Live Webinars: $300/6 hours

  • Additional Services offered by our placement and staffing entity, PrepMD Professionals LLC:

  • Check-In and Check-Out Workshops (onsite): $1,250

  • Proficiency Assessment: $375

  • Optional career and placement services are available only upon review of the Proficiency Assessment and the Passport Holders application for placement services offered by PrepMD Professionals. $50 application fee, $50/month for professional development services subscription

Services offered by PrepMD Professionals LLC

Certificates & Assessments

Knowledge checks at regular intervals throughout are used for self-assessment purposes, allowing individuals to identify areas of development and master the material. At the culmination of each Series individuals receive a Certificate of Completion. Passport Holders may pursue hands-on learning and receive a Certificate of Proficiency after meeting the standards on the Proficiency Assessment. These individuals have an option to go through an application process in order to access career and placement services from PrepMD Professionals.

Hands-on Learning

PrepMD Professionals provides opportunities to gain hands-on learning and assessment. After completing Series 2, a Passport Holder may sign up for the 1.5-day Check-In Workshop for onsite hands-on learning. After completing Series 3, a Passport Holder may sign up for the 1.5-day onsite Check-Out Workshop and Proficiency Assessment. Onsite hands-on learning includes topics such as cardiac procedure simulations, implantable device interrogations, and case study reviews.

Career & Placement Services

Career and Placement Services are available only for Passport Holders who go through an application process after meeting PrepMD Professionals standards on the Proficiency Assessment. Career and Placement Services include resume development, interview preparation and exclusive candidate representation placement services.

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You may sign up for Series 2 only after completing Series 1.

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Product Lead

Global Product Manager

Fran Moriarty

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.

Supporting Team

Over 250 years combined health care and medical device company experience

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

Tulane University
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.

Fran Moriarty

Manager of Marketing, 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.

Katie Reddy

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.

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