By Erin Register
As a clinical engineer and CBET preparation instructor, Meet Patel understood the commitment that students must make in order to perform well on the Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) exam. “It can be a daunting and arduous process if you do not know where to start, especially if you choose to self-study,” Patel stated. He started HTM Education to help students pass the CBET test through an enriched learning experience designed to set students up for success in the healthcare technology field.
TechNation learned more about HTM Education through a question-and-answer session.
Q: Why did you choose to start HTM Education? What was your start-up process?
A: When I was fresh in the field, I struggled with grappling health care concepts at the enterprise level and did not have direct access to the cutting-edge technologies while working as a clinical engineering intern. I would always hear my classmates use big terms involving EMR implementations, device integration and other expensive device replacement projects. Now that I work for a premier health care organization, I know for a fact that those were just big terms. These concepts sound complex but are simple once you learn the “why” behind them. While a self-study path enables students to set their own pace, HTM Education provides students with the know-how to tackle each section of the test with confidence and ease.
Q: What is the main focus of the class?
A: The course focuses on best preparing students for each section of the CBET exam. In my CBET preparation class, I always place an emphasis on the “big picture” and package it into bite-size pieces with the material. Regardless of one’s position in their professional career, he or she is going to walk away with a lot more than just a refresher on the CBET.
Q: How does your class stand out?
A: There are other CBET prep courses that have been around for quite some time and are good at what they do. The “X factor” in my class is that the learning experience for all students is unequivocally enriching. The class is accessible to everyone, including young graduates and professionals nearing retirement. I use my personal experience with the systems, as well as the system of systems, to provide a broader context to the material they are studying. The class aims to re-orient students and give them a better understanding of the material, so the next time they encounter an issue, they will see it from top-down, not down-up.
HTM Education has seen incredible success with this method. With 91 mentored students, we have a 90% passing rate and an average score of 134/165. We also have an engaging class structure and pay attention to the material. This class helps students feel prepared and confident for the CBET exam and beyond.
For more information, visit www.htmeducation.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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