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PREP Clinical Immersion: Driving Outcomes Through Disease Education

CHEST Professional Representative Education Program (PREP) 

PREP (Professional Representative Education Program) is an unbranded, disease-state clinical immersion program that educates industry partners about disease states, advancing knowledge into understanding that builds confidence for engagement in clinical conversations with health-care teams.

In today’s health-care environment, industry representatives rarely get a second chance to establish credibility. And, with the rapidly changing clinical landscape, keeping up to date is essential to productive clinical and sales calls.

Building Mastery and Confidence

The PREP Clinical Immersion is framed around a patient’s journey from diagnosis to disease management. Each aspect of the program deepens the participant’s understanding of the disease and reinforces concepts with practical exercises to highlight both the patient and provider perspective in disease management.

Upon program completion, participants receive a 3-year certification specific to that disease state—a credential that health-care professionals respect and value. More importantly, participants gain the mastery and confidence needed to be effective industry professionals.

The PREP Clinical Immersion is appropriate for both novice and experienced industry partners who want to advance their clinical acumen:

  • Marketers
  • Medical Science Liaisons
  • Sales Representatives
  • Sales Managers
  • Trainers

Through strategic partnerships with medical associations, PREP clinical immersion programs are available across multiple clinical areas:

CHEST Professional Representative Education Program (PREP)

  • Pulmonary
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Cardiology

Society of Interventional Radiology PREP

Interventional Radiology – Society of Interventional Radiology

Oncology PREP

Oncology – American Society of Clinical Oncology


Women’s Health – American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Fully Customized and Measurable

The PREP team can translate your business objectives into relevant learning benchmarks with measurable outcomes, ensuring a customized experience that can be tracked, measured, and is compliant with Pharmaceutical Compliance Guidelines. 

The learner-centric framework tracks your team’s knowledge and mastery of your unique learning objectives to help you discover areas of strength and those that might require further training. A final assessment report identifies your team’s strengths and weaknesses, providing direction for further education.

During a typical PREP Clinical Immersion program, your team will:

  • Examine the disease state, from risk factors to long-term maintenance.
  • Follow the health-care team through the process of diagnosis and treatment.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the patient’s role in self-management.
  • Ask questions and engage in one-on-one conversations with expert faculty.
  • Hear the latest on clinical guidelines and recommendations.
  • Gain real-world insight into the management of the disease and treatment through the eyes of real patients.

A Limited Class Size Means Unlimited Learning

Each session features clinical and classroom settings for presentations, discussions, case studies, diagnostic simulations, and collaborative faculty-led workshops. Participant-faculty ratio is kept low to maximize opportunities for interaction. The program can be taught at one site or multiple sites, depending on the number of participants. The PREP team will work with you to create the experience that is right for you and your team.

To create a customized learning experience for your team, please contact the PREP team at chestprep@chestnet.org.

If you are a clinician and would like to develop content, serve as faculty for an upcoming PREP, or to learn how your institution can host a PREP course, please contact the PREP team at chestprep@chestnet.org.