7 modules (2.5 hours of video content plus knowledge check quizzes) presented by former industry executives and trainers: This overview of the cardiac medical device industry and career paths includes an introduction to the technical skill sets needed to begin a career as a Cardiac Clinical Specialist, and provides an overview of the PrepMD training program & admissions process with interview preparation tips

  • Learn about different career options within the cardiac device and electrophysiology space

  • Get an introduction to the medical and industry terminology

  • Learn the basics of cardiac anatomy and physiology

  • Learn the electrical conduction system of the heart

Course curriculum

    1. Cardiac Clinical Specialist Course Overview

    2. CCS101 Course Modules

    1. PrepMD Faculty Introduction

    1. CCS101: Cardiac Medical Acronyms

    2. Video: Cardiac Medical Acronyms

    3. Medical Acronyms Quiz

    1. CCS101: Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology

    2. Video: Basic Heart Anatomy & Terminology

    3. Quiz: Basic Heart Anatomy and Terminology

    1. CCS101: Blood Flow 1 Chambers of the Heart

    2. Video: Blood Flow 1

    3. Quiz: Blood Flow 1

    1. CCS101: Blood Flow 2 Advanced Anatomy

    2. Video: Blood Flow 2

    3. Quiz: Blood Flow 2

About this course

  • Free
  • 25 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

Course Lead

Director of Training and Education Kate Miller, CCDS, CEPS

Kate is dual-certificated IBHRE® CCDS and CEPS. As a field clinical specialist for Biotronik, Kate covered major medical centers across New England, trained new employees, and managed her team’s daily schedule. Kate holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University and is a former PrepMD student and Academic Achievement Award winner. Her BME and PrepMD education combined with her industry field clinical specialist experience provide an insightful perspective on launching a successful career in the medical device industry.

Supporting Faculty

Over 250 years combined health care and medical device company experience

Greg Lisi, CCDS, CEPS

Program Director

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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