Special sessions of RPVI prep course

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As a service to the physician community, MetaMD is hosting special sessions of its Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation course (RPVI prep course) to enable physicians to apply for the RPVI exam before the October 14 deadline when new rule changes take effect.

Starting in November 2013, the RPVI credentialing examination will only be administered during two one-month windows each year. The final applications for the 2013 administration (Nov. 14 – Dec. 16) will be accepted thru Oct. 14, 2013.  These exams are offered though the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).  NOTE: Physicians must register for the PVI exam by October 14th, but have an additional 21 days to complete this Preceptorship and submit all prerequisites to the ARDMS.

MetaMD’s special RPVI prep sessions will be held in Richmond, VA and offered on:

  • October 4, 5 and 6, 2013 (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) and again on
  • October 11, 12 and 13, 2013 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • October 25, 26, and 27, 2013 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Why attend one of these special sessions?

  • Attendees will be able to register for the RPVI Exam before October 14 so that they can take the exam during ARDMS’ November-December testing window. Otherwise, the next testing period is not until April/May. ARDMS is no longer accepting applications for on-demand testing of the PVI examination.
  • Save $1,500 per physician – these sessions are being offered at a special discounted rate!
  • Beginning in 2014, earning the RPVI credential will be a requirement to sit for the American Board of Vascular Surgery Qualifying Exam. Additionally, the RPVI credential is required for completion of many vascular surgery fellowship programs. (For additional information, visit www.ARDMS.org/RPVI.
  • The RPVI credential meets the physician training and experience criteria for the IAC/ ICAVL accreditation process.
  • MetaMD provides each physician the appropriate prerequisites to sit for the exam, individual hands-on scanning and didactic attention, as well as a review of potential test questions and common pitfalls associated with how the test is administered.
  • The physics portion of the RPVI exam is expected to be more extensive beginning in 2014.
  • The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SMDS) has approved the sessions for 18 CME credits.

For additional information, call Amanda Walton at 804-439-2774

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