FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are some of the most common questions we are asked. If you have any other questions not covered here, please email us via the Contact Us page or call our office at 713/393-9944 (M-F, 9a - 5p Central US Time).
The class formerly known as the Advanced ECG Interpretation Boot Camp is now named the Masterclass in Advanced Electrocardiography . Otherwise, the curriculum is the same, the CME credits are the same, the tuition is the same and the discounts are the same. The class is still limited to a maximum of 20 participants. The ONLY difference is the new name. This is as close as you can get to private tutoring with Dr. Jones!
The new Advanced ECG Interpretation Boot Camp uses the same curriculum as the Masterclass in Advanced Electrocardiography but the class no longer has a maximum size. The tuition ($899.00) is also considerably less and there are discounts for residents/fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, PAs, paramedics and physicians on active duty in the US military ($799.00). There are no group discounts and no discounts for returning participants. The CME credit remains the same. Due to the potential for a much larger class size, questions will only be taken during a short Q&A period at the end of each presentation and participants may have fewer opportunities to participate in the active interpretation of complex ECGs.
No, but you must have at least an intermediate level of skill in reading ECGs.
Here is a scenario that occurs repeatedly: people enroll in the class yet they have no idea what a bundle branch block is. They are unable to distinguish between a right or left bundle branch block and in many instances cannot even recognize a bundle branch block when it is present. These people are operating at an INTRODUCTORY level of expertise - NOT an INTERMEDIATE level. Bundle branch block is a concept that is taught at the introductory level - it is NOT an advanced concept. There are too many books and online courses that give you the impression that you can become an expert in just a few days by using their product. That is simply NOT true.
If you need to review the basics of ECG interpretation prior to the class, I would recommend the following books:
Garcia and Holtz, 12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation
Garcia and Miller, Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art of Interpretation
Both are soft-cover books, very readable and easily available on-line (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.). You could probably complete each book in 10-14 days. If you understand what is in these books, you will do well in the class. If you still have questions about your preparedness, contact Dr. Jerry Jones at 713/931-5423 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. He can also be reached through the Contact Us page.
Absolutely! For groups of 3 to 5 participants the tuition is only $1449.00 per person. For groups of 6 or more, the tuition is just $1249.00 per person.
A lot of material is covered during the 4-day boot camp and we understand that few participants get everything the first time. For that reason, all participants who have completed the Masterclass in Advanced Electrocardiography may repeat it at any time for just $825.00! You can repeat the course as often as you like and you will receive full CME credit each time! We have participants that have attended the course three times!
Please understand that there are no group discounts or returning participant discounts for the new Advanced ECG Interpretation Boot Camp . There are, however, discounts for residents/fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, PA-Cs, paramedics and physicians who are on active duty in the US military.
At this time we offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of American Medical Seminars and Medicus of Houston. American Medical Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
American Medical Seminars designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses, nurse practitioners, PA-Cs, EMT-Ps and all others should check with your state licensing agency regarding acceptance of AMA PRA Category 1 credits.
We checked with the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABMS) regarding that board certification. The ABMS is the ultimate regulatory authority that certifies all other recognized specialty boards, such as Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, OB-GYN, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Pathology etc. They stated they neither approved, nor do they support, any such board certification.
The ABMS representative did state, however, that any organization or business can legally offer "board certification" in any of their curricula; however, it would not carry the legitimacy of board certification as established and certified by the ABMS nor would it likely be recognized by other ABMS-certified physician specialties.
We offer a Certificate of Completion and not a proprietary "board certification" that would be recognized by no one other than Medicus of Houston.
In Houston, Texas - our home base - some classes are held in a business conference center (The Halbouty Center) - while others are held in a hotel conference room (The Homewood Suites by Hilton).
The location of the teaching center (The Halbouty Center) is:
5100 Westheimer Road, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77056
It is very convenient to hotel accommodations and is adjacent to two hotels and across the street from three more luxury-class hotels. Regretfully, we are unable to offer any hotel discounts.
The Homewood Suites by Hilton is located only a few short blocks away at:
2950 Sage Road
Houston, Texas 77056
Please Note: Our refund policy is very different in cases involving a visa letter.
We will provide visa letters but only after we have received your registration information and full tuition payment. If the visa is denied, you are eligible to receive a refund of the tuition in accordance with our refund policy. However, you must send us a copy of the letter or email from the embassy or consulate that has declined the visa in order to receive the refund. We do contact the embassy/consulate to confirm rejection of the visa application. There are no exceptions.