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Discover Two Learning Modes to Fuel Your Professional Development

Empire Medical Training provides healthcare professionals with flexible learning options that cater to their individual needs and preferences. With two distinct learning modes to choose from, healthcare professionals can select the option of education that best suits their lifestyle and learning style.

Empire offers two distinct learning options to help physicians learn their way—the Hybrid and Traditional modes. Both offer the same education, attention to detail, and hands-on experience Empire members enjoy.

Choose the learning pathway that works for you and explore the main differences and characteristics below.

Choose a Learning Mode that Works for You

Empire-Hybrid Mode™

The Empire-Hybrid Mode™ option combines the convenience of virtual learning with the benefits of in-person, hands-on education. This option allows you to complete the didactic part of your continuing medical education requirements using our proprietary digital platform at your own pace and from the comfort of your home or office.

Once you have completed the didactic/lecture material, you may attend the in-person hands-on training, providing you with an intensive hands-on experience with a top-tier physician and expert instructors. Empire has pioneered this kind of training and has led the charge for 26+ years.

This method of training allows us to schedule two hands-on sessions each day, and the practitioner may complete more training over a shorter period of time. For example, Botox® and dermal filler hands-on sessions are scheduled on the same day, morning and afternoon.

Many practitioners prefer the Empire-Hybrid Mode™ as they may complete TWO separate topics, i.e., Botox and fillers in ONE day as compared to two full days with the Empire-Traditional Mode™.

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Empire-Traditional Mode™

The Traditional Programs are intended to serve physicians (MDs and DOs) only. The course will include comprehensive IN-PERSON didactic instruction throughout the morning, followed by intensive LIVE PATIENT, IN-PERSON, hands-on training in the afternoon. Traditional programs are limited to physicians only and will cover many of the unique challenges and opportunities that physicians will encounter in their aesthetics practice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Hybrid vs Traditional Modes

What are the main differences between Hybrid and Traditional options?

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The main difference involves the didactic (lecture) portion of the training. Most programs (depending on the topic) provide 8 hours of training, 4 hours of didactic, and 4 hours of hands-on, in-person training.

Empire Medical Training has been providing traditional training to physicians and nurses for 26+ years. During the Covid pandemic, Empire introduced the Hybrid Model which we soon discovered was an additional, effective way to learn new procedures.

The Empire-Traditional Mode™ is an educational option that provides a comprehensive day of in-person learning. This pathway offers a captivating educational journey, allowing healthcare professionals to engage with trainers and fellow attendees in a classroom environment. It caters to individuals who appreciate face-to-face instruction and recognize the value of networking with other physicians. The live, hands-on experience in this mode mirrors that of the Empire-Hybrid Mode™. Please refer to the calendar or course information page for slight differences in tuition fees for the Empire-Traditional Mode™. As with all training, Empire Members enjoy complimentary attendance or receive substantial discounts on premium and traditional courses.

Is one option better than the other?

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No. Both options offer the same attention to detail, information, and quality assurance of any Empire Medical Training course. How you choose to learn depends on your individual needs.

Are Traditional Courses available for Members?

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Yes, of course. Compared to non-members, members need to pay only a small additional fee which has been significantly discounted from the non-member fee.

Members pay only $999. Regular Tuition $1,999.

Although Empire Members may receive up to 52 introductory and advanced in-person and livestream courses included with their membership (depending on membership type), certain premium and traditional courses are just too costly to provide at no charge and are offered to members at a significant discount compared to non-members. You may refer to the membership comparison chart to see all the member benefits and the all-inclusive course listing.

Is Empire Medical Training currently offering both options of Traditional and Hybrid Modes for all courses?

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Most of the Anti-Aging and Pain Management courses are offered in the Traditional Mode. Only the most requested Aesthetic courses are offered in both the Hybrid and Traditional Modes; however, over time if we see more requests for either the traditional or the hybrid, we will make adjustments as needed.

Empire also provides Livestream Training (Empire-Livestream Training™ and Empire-Livestream Membership™) which are great options for courses that involve LECTURE ONLY, such as with many of the Anti-Aging/Regenerative courses.

Which is more popular, the Empire-Hybrid Mode™ or the Empire-Traditional Mode™ ?

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The Hybrid Model is more popular amongst practitioners who want to learn more quickly (which is the predominant example), and/or who want to reduce the amount of time they are away from home. We offer the traditional model to cater to all needs and desires of our practitioners.

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