Cardiovascular Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Essential Education Series

Course Fees:

Guests: $1,499

MedAxiom Members: $999

Course Credits:

30 CME

Course Description:

This 12-week course is designed for new CV APPs and those who want to refresh their knowledge. It is led by MedAxiom’s expert APP consultant Ginger Biesbrock, a physician assistant and university professor, and features guest instructor and CV coding expert Nicole Knight.

By the end of this course, you will earn a total of 30 CME credits.

The course incorporates a mix of video, textbook and online learning to cover these essential CV APP topics:

  • CV Medicine and Decision Making
  • CV History and Physical Examination
  • EKG Review
  • Ischemic Heart Disease Part 1
  • Ischemic Heart Disease Part 2
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Electrophysiology
  • APP Coding, Documentation, and Reimbursement

While this course is designed to take 12 weeks to complete, we understand that everyone will be working at their own pace. Please consult with your leadership to determine the optimal completion timeframe for you and note that access to the quizzes and instructors has been extended to 12 months after the start of the course due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Instructor email:

Students will need to have access to email; we will use email to send notifications and announcements.

Instructor disclosures: Ginger Biesbrock

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What to Expect:



The Methodology

Each weekly lesson has a 20-30 minute didactic video detailing the week’s focus followed by assigned reading and a quiz. 

Note: Week 1 does not include a video. Week 4 and Week 12 do not include a quiz.

Course Grading

This is a pass/fail course based on the completion of the 12-week material. This course can be done at the student’s own pace. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic each student will have a maximum of twelve months to complete the course material, every weekly quiz with a score of 80% or above, and the course feedback survey in order to receive the CME credits and certificate of completion. 


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., designates this enduring online activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Explanation of Course Credits:

Total CME Credit Value: 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Weekly Breakdown of Hours:
Week 1: 2.13
Week 2: 0.90
Week 3: 4.37
Week 4: 3.23
Week 5: 3.17
Week 6: 2.13
Week 7: 1.13
Week 8: 1.32
Week 9: 4.68
Week 10: 2.18
Week 11: 4.23
Week 12: 0.63

Course Requirements

Note: Our resources include some of the most authoritative and popular publications and sites; we find that most CV healthcare organizations have access to them. If you prefer to purchase books or subscriptions, we have provided links below.

Resources Sold Separately:
Provided Resources:
  • Electronic Links: ACC/AHA guidelines, Online Articles, Supporting Slides, Supporting Youtube Videos, PDF 



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