Read the most common questions that are made by our physician attendees before and after the workshops.
For most of Aesthetic workshop and other programs, lecture is in the morning, this is the “Didactic” portion of the training, we go over patient selection criteria, side effects, all the protocols, how to perform the procedure, we go over all the pricing (if a Medicare paid procedure, i.e. Pain Management or Dermatology, we go over the “Billing and Coding” so that you understand how to bill using correct “medical necessity” guidelines. If a cash procedure then, we go over all the pricing and packaging so you know how to integrate into your practice. After lunch, we begin the hands on portion of the training, very extensive, there is no set amount of Patients to inject on, you basically practice your injections until you feel comfortable with the procedure.
You may bring a volunteer if you like. We normally give the attendees first opportunity when it comes to receiving a procedure like a facial or something like that. By all means bring a friend or colleague, but please understand we may not have the opportunity to work on everyone you bring to the program. Remember, this is a training seminar, not a treatment seminar. Its best to let us know if advance so we are more prepared for any guest you bring in.
Practitioners may bring their own volunteer, if you are unable to bring a volunteer, please call our office 7 days prior to the course to make arrangements to pair you with another attendee.
With Botox Training, we normally begin in the early afternoon around 1:30pm. Most aesthetic training programs follow the same format. Depending on the group size we may begin a little earlier or later. We Normally follow the agenda very closely; however, if there is a higher than usual amount of questions, this time may be adjusted. AAOPM has been training now for over 17 years and we are accustomed to following a tight schedule.
Yes, doctors teach all the programs along with specialists in all fields of medicine. We also have support staff at all programs to assist with all administrative tasks, such as your certificates, your board certification pathway (if selected), and much more. We also have Business people who teach our marketing programs.
There is mostly lecture with some hands on and demonstrations performed. When you get to this level you will already have a proficiency with handling the syringe and the needle so you really need more of an understanding of the new techniques, but there is still some hands on and definitely demonstrations.
We do not have a set limit on the amount of the procedures you may perform. We understand that attendees are coming to learn a procedure and we all learn at different rates. Generally speaking, you can practice for as long as you need. Our instructors will , often times, stay until 8pm working with students making sure they are comfortable with the new procedure they are learning. We do limit the amount of Dermal Filler because of the cost. Generally, students typically inject 1-2 syringes per class.
The Anti Aging course is basically a seminar. There is nothing to provide as relates to hands on. The course is very intensive and the instructor is exceptional at presenting the course material.
Sure, the Weight Management workshop is also comprehensive and covers everything in Weight Management Medicine, not just Weight Management. Instructor will teach all the protocols to safely prescribe Weight Management. She will also go into quite a bit of detail so you can effectively set up your own weight loss center. Dr Roberts is a favorite instructor of AAOPM not only because of her great teaching skills but also because of her outstanding credentials from Yale and Johns Hopkins.
The American Academy of Procedural Medicine offers Board Certification Pathways for Physicians in Aesthetics, Functional Medicine, and Pain Management.
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