Medical Monitor Certification

Advanced Physician Medical Monitor Certification (APMMC)

Triple-Accredited I Written by Physicians I 17.5 CME AMA/ACCME I 250 Hours I 100+ Modules I GCP Complaint I Instant Enrollment I 2+Wk Certification I
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What is a medical monitor in clinical research

A Medical Monitor career is an excellent choice for MDs looking for a lighter workload, minimal travel, and a lucrative salary. With the demand for medical monitors increasing, there is room for any qualified professional in this field. Medical Monitors are typically Pharm Ds or MDs who are not actively treating, seeing, or researching patients who participate in the study. Job requirements include answering questions from sites beyond the physician in charge of the clinical trial. Medical Monitors typically start their careers as a PI and eventually become a monitor through additional training. If you’re interested in becoming a Medical Monitor, be prepared for extensive research and communication throughout the clinical trial.
What is a medical monitor in clinical research

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Get Your Advanced Physician Medical Monitor Certification (APMMC) to work in Clinical Research

Physicians (including if you graduated medical school no residency) seeking a way to enter the clinical trial industry can find an opening by receiving their Advanced Physician Medical Monitor Certification (APMMC) through CCRPS. Our 107-module, in-depth course, can be completed in just two weeks while providing 17.5 CME credits. Jumpstart in the clinical research field as a Medical Monitor and get one of the best jobs for unmatched doctors.
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Advanced Physician Medical Monitor Certification (APMMC)™ Syllabus

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    • Accreditation Statement

    • CME Handout

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  • 3

    Quality Monitoring (45 Modules)

    • 1. Duties and Responsibilities of a CRA/Medical Monitor

    • 2. Advanced Designs of Clinical Trials

    • 3. Advanced Review of Phases of Clinical Trials (Preclinical & Phase 0-4)

    • 4. Stakeholders in Clinical Trials (Sponsor, Project Manager, IRB, PI, CRA, CRC, Site Staff, Data Team/DSMB, Patients)

    • 5. Contract Research Organizations (Delegation, Responsibilities, Management )

    • 6. Randomized Controlled Trials (Randomization, Allocation Concealment, Validity, Blinding, Controls, Outcomes, Fidelity)

    • 7. Types of Monitoring Visits (Selection, Initiation, Routine, Close-Out)

    • 8. Site and Investigator Selection Criteria (Process, Criteria, Investigator Selection, Agreements, Decision-Making)

    • 9. Site Selection/Qualification Pre-Study Visit (SSV/SQV) (Before, During, After, Letters, Checklists, and Report)

    • 10. Site Initiation Visit (SIV) (Before, During, After, Letters, Checklists, and Report) - Review from "Types of Monitoring Visits"

    • 11. Routine/Interim/Periodic Monitoring Visit (RMV/IMV/PMV) (Before, During, After, Remote, Letters, Checklists, and Report)

    • 12. Monitoring Tools and Softskills (Tools, Templates, Communication, Metrics, Motivation, Humanistic Qualities)

    • 13. Develop Templates for Monitoring Visits (Site Preparation, Pre-visit Letter/Agenda, Visit Checklist, Followup Letter, Visit Report)

    • 14. Site Close Out Visit (Before, During, After, Early Termination, Letters, Checklists, and Report)

    • 15. Source Documents and Informed Consent Forms (SDV Checklist, Informed Consent Checklist)

    • Quality Monitoring Quiz Modules 1-15

    • 16. Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria in Clinical Research (Writing, Assessing for Broad vs. Narrow, Organ Dysfunction, Older Adults, Pediatrics, Pregnant Women)

    • 17. Interactive Response Technologies in Clinical Trials (IVRS, IWRS, IRT, RTSM)

    • 18.The Clinical Trial Protocol - Advanced Mastery Review

    • 19. Protocol Deviations and Violations (Major, Minor, Exceptions, Resolution)

    • 20. Institutional Review Board (IRB)

    • 21. Quality Control in Clinical Trials ( QC/QA, KQI, QMS, Checklist)

    • 22. Data Safety Monitoring board- DSMB

    • 23a. An Overview of Remote Monitoring

    • 23b. An Overview of Remote Monitoring Video

    • 24. Centralized Vs. Onsite Monitoring

    • 25. Electronic Data Capture and Remote Data Capture Basics

    • 26.Remote Monitoring of Clinical Trials and EMRs

    • 27.Blinding in Clinical Trials

    • 28. Communication between Blinded and Unblinded Staffsion

    • 29.Investigational Product Storage and Dispensing

    • 30.Investigational Product Accountability in Clinical Trials

    • Quality Monitoring Quiz 16-30

    • 31.Adverse Drug Reactions

    • 32.Basics of Adverse Event Monitoring

    • 33.Adverse Event Reporting

    • 34.Risk Based Monitoring

    • 35.Pharmacovigilance Part 1

    • 36.Pharmacovigilance - Part 2

    • 37.Safety Reporting Requirements for Sponsor Investigators of An IND

    • 38.Investigator Initiated Multi-Center Trials

    • 39.IND and NDA Process

    • 40.Guidelines for Designing and Completing Case Report Forms

    • 41. Do’s and Don’ts of a Case Report Form Design

    • 42.Introduction to the Bioresearch Monitoring Program (BIMO)

    • 43. Clinical Trial Management System-CTMS

    • 44.Minimizing Source Data Queries In Clinical Trials

    • Quality Monitoring Quiz 31-45

    • 45. Local and Central Labs in Clinical Trials (Local, Regional, Central, GLCP, CLIA Cert, Lab Audit Checklist)

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    Regulatory Training (15 Modules)

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    Audit and Inspections (5 Modules)

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    Subject Recruitment, Retention, and Compliance (5 Modules)

    • 1.Compliance Requirements in Clinical Trials

    • 2a.Subject Recruitment and Retention (Part 1)

    • 2b.Subject Recruitment and Retention (Part 2)

    • 3.Increasing Subject Compliance in Clinical Trials

    • 4.Ethical Consideration Associated with Investigator Payment and Patient Recruitment

    • 5.Advertisement Aid in Subject Recruitment and Retention

  • 7

    Misconduct and Fraud (2 Modules)

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    Application: Quality Monitoring Reports and Follow Up (16 Modules)

    • 1.Site Monitor Transition Letter

    • 2.Checklist of Activities for Pre-Study Visit Qualification

    • 3.Pre-study Visit Assessment and Monitoring Questionnaire

    • 4.Pre-study Site Qualification Assessment

    • 5.Pre-Study Visit Follow Up Letter

    • 6.Site Initiation Visit Agenda

    • 7.Site Initiation Visit Confirmation Letter

    • 8.Site Initiation Visit Report

    • 9.Site Monitoring Visit Confirmation Letter/Fax

    • 10.Site Monitoring Visit Report

    • 11.Site Monitoring Visit Follow Up Letter

    • 12.Site Close Out Visit Confirmation Letter

    • 13.Site Close Out Visit Agenda

    • 14.Site Close Out Visit Report

    • 15.Site Close Out Visit Follow Up Letter

    • 16. REFERENCE Module

  • 9

    Interviewing and Career (4 Modules)

  • 10

    Final Examination

    • Competency Exam (52 Questions)

CCRPS Reviews

Medical Monitor

5 star rating

Clear information

Sandra Gutierrez

The course cover all the main information about clinical research in a clear and organized manner.

The course cover all the main information about clinical research in a clear and organized manner.

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Quality Monitoring

Genia Alpert



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5 star rating

APMMC Review


This was considerably more detailed than I anticipated. An excellent overview of all relevant regulations, SOP, templates, CFR, etc. for the conduct of US cl...

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This was considerably more detailed than I anticipated. An excellent overview of all relevant regulations, SOP, templates, CFR, etc. for the conduct of US clinical trials

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4 star rating

The topics presented were rich.

Uzoma Nwosu

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Murtuza Saifuddin

It's a very structured course and covers all necessary aspects of Medical Monitoring

It's a very structured course and covers all necessary aspects of Medical Monitoring

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Medical monitoring as alternative careers for physicians

At CCRPS, we help you secure doctor jobs for nonclinical positions through our advanced training modules. We have successfully helped train thousands of professionals. Whether you are a working professional looking for a career change or a student working towards this position, our nonclinical MD courses position you for success.

  • Physician-Created: Our course materials are created by a senior physician in collaboration with peer CRAs whose combined knowledge and experience bring a level of depth to our training that you cannot find elsewhere.

  • In-Depth Modules: Our Nonclinical MD courses includes a 107-detailed module that does more than just cover the basics. If you want to be a qualified and sought-after Medical Monitor, our training is the ideal fit.

  • 17.5 CME: Upon completion of our course, you’ll receive 17.5 CME credits via the AMA & Joint Commission. We make sure you’re set up to jump right into your Medical Monitor career.

  • Flexible Learning: Whether you’re working or a practicing physician, our course provides flexible learning opportunities and self-paced coursework. Never worry about strict deadlines or tight schedules. Complete your coursework at whatever timing works for you.

  • International Accredited Certificate: Once you complete our in-depth 52 question exam, you’ll receive an internationally accredited certificate that’s valid for 10 years. We also include a letter of recommendation.

Why Choose CCRPS Medical Monitor Nonclinical MD Courses?

  • Professional Accredited Medical Monitor Certification

    We are one of the only major US-based course providers that are fully accredited by ACPE, AMA, ACCRE, ANCC, IPCE, and Transcelerate Biopharma. Our students receive an internationally accredited certificate they can use to show employers anywhere in the world.

  • Competitively Priced Courses

    If you’re searching for nonclinical MD Jobs, your journey begins with certification. Our affordably priced courses never come with hidden fees or surprise costs. For one flat-rate fee, you get all the materials you need, access to the certification exam, and lifetime access to course material.

  • Ready to Secure Non Clinical Physician Jobs?

    Jump into the world of Medical Monitoring by becoming internationally accredited. The average salary of a medical monitor is $155k and salary usually ranges from $87k-398k (Ziprecruiter). Sign up for the course, today!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, we have the answers.

  • Who can I contact with questions or for help with the course?

    You can email us at! One of our experienced course representatives will get back to you within 1-2 business days.

  • How long is the course?

    The course is fully self paced and be completed in as little as 2 week or over the course of a few months.

  • Is this Certification Accredited?

    Yes! CCRPS courses are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Clinical Research & Education (ACCRE) and jointly accredited by the American Medical Association (AMA), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) to provide CME credits for professionals.

  • What is the exam retake policy?

    Students have 2 attempts to take the exam. If both attempts fail, students are still able to retake after a more thorough review of the course material.

  • What are the responsibilities of a Medical Monitor?

    Physician monitors properly review patient safety data, like adverse events, through EMRs and report back to the pharmaceutical company. Medical monitors are hired by CROs (contract research organizations) to provide medical expertise for quality, protocol review, patient's medical issues, and become key opinion leaders in the trial.