Want to enhance your career as an expert witness? Consultant? Legal-Medical liaison?
Now is your chance.
Drop Out Club has partnered with Brighton College to offer highly targeted courses and programs specifically designed to provide its members with the valuable skills needed to pursue exciting opportunities in the legal/medical profession.
Brighton College, accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission, has been training students for over 50 years. The goal of Brighton College is to provide quality distance adult education that assists students in realizing their goals throughout their careers by promoting professional development and lifelong learning.
DOC members can enroll in the Legal Medical Consultant bundles, developed exclusively for physicians and other medical professionals. Members may also choose one of our single courses, ideal for individuals looking to supplement their knowledge with additional skills and training in high demand areas.
What Can You Expect?
- All legal courses are developed by accomplished attorneys specifically for the medical community
- You will be trained by practitioners and professionals with years of experience in their respective fields, as well as the educational environment
- All courses are delivered in an accelerated platform with one-on-one personalized instruction (courses and bundles completed in weeks)
DOC Exclusive Legal Medical Consultant Bundles
The need for highly trained medical experts can be found in almost all areas of law, especially litigation. In fact, in one lawsuit, there could be a need for multiple medical experts. Understanding the legal system, different substantive areas of law, and the rules specific to expert witnesses are important for a qualified expert.
This two-course bundled program provides an overview of different substantive areas of law, the litigation process and important considerations for experts. Moreover, the course prepares an expert witness not only for discovery and trial, but for becoming an expert.
Legal Medical Consultant Faculty: Emily Klein Alice
Learn from the best: Your course designer and instructor, Emily Klein Alice, is a member of the Arizona State Bar. Emily has practiced in the Superior Court of Arizona, Federal Court, and Glendale City Court. Emily's practice has included: family law, civil municipality defense and criminal prosecution.
Currently, Emily serves as an adjunct law professor for multiple colleges as well as a faculty member for The Paralegal Institute @ Brighton College in both the Paralegal and Legal Nurse Consultant Departments.
Legal Medical Consultant Bundle 1
Legal Medical Consultant I and II
Legal Medical Consultant Bundle 2
Legal Medical Consultant I and II
Textbooks Included I Access to Weslaw Library
Consulting Services through Legal Chic *
* Legal Chic was founded by two litigation attorneys who have worked with medical experts and know what is required to survive the legal scrutiny to which experts are exposed. They have seen the good and the bad and know what attorneys and courts are looking for in well-qualified experts. In addition to the all-important Legal Medical Consultant courses included in Bundle I, you will receive the following services from Legal Chic when you enroll in Bundle II:
- Digital Footprint: Experts need an online presence that promotes online marketability and expert placement
- Curriculum Vitae: Drafting or revising curriculum vitae to optimize marketability and protect against expected scrutiny applied throughout litigation
- Guidance in testimony and report preparation
- Guidance in preparing publication and case lists in compliance with relevant rules of procedure
Additional Skills and Training Courses
Specifically Designed for DOC Members
We have selected the following courses that can be taken individually or as add-ons to the Legal Medical Consultant bundles. The subjects covered in these business courses are crucial to running any business, or as a self-employed individual. Accounting skills, business management and communication skills have a direct impact on a company's bottom line.
Your faculty for the business courses have years of experience practicing in their field, in addition to being qualified educators.
ACC 101 - Introduction to Accounting: This course is an introduction to financial accounting and reporting. Its focus is on accounting for professional service businesses including health care and medical offices. Topics covered include accounting terminology and concepts, analyzing transactions, the double-entry framework, journalizing and posting transactions, adjusting entries, depreciation methods, tax and payroll requirements, financial statements and statements of cash flow. Price: $500.00
ACC 114 - Accounting I: This course is an introduction to financial accounting and reporting. Topics covered include accounting terminology and concepts, analyzing transactions, the double-entry framework, journalizing and posting transactions, adjusting entries, depreciation methods, tax and payroll requirements, financial statements and statements of cash flow. Price: $500.00
ACT 118 - Accounting II: This introductory accounting course is a continuation of Accounting I and focuses on specialized accounting procedures for merchandising business, partnerships, accounting for corporations and manufacturing businesses. Topics covered include: corporations organization and capital stock, taxes, earnings, distributions, and the retained earnings statement, bonds, statement of cash flows, analysis of financial statements, departmental accounting, and manufacturing accounting. Prerequisite ACC114 Accounting I. Price: $500.00
ACT 220 - Managerial Accounting: This course gives an overview of managerial accounting. Students will develop a functional knowledge of basic managerial accounting principles. Topics include: Product Costing: Manufacturing Processes, Cost Terminology, and Cost Flows; Job Costing, Process Costing, and Operations Costing.; Activity-Based Costing; Cost Behavior; Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis; Relevant Costs and Product Planning Decisions; Long-Term (Capital Investment) Decisions; The Use of Budgets in Planning and Decision Making; Variance Analysis—A Tool for Cost Control and Performance Evaluation; Decentralization, Performance Evaluation, and the Balanced Scorecard; Financial Statement Analysis and The Statement of Cash Flows. Prerequisites Accounting I and Accounting II. Price: $500.00
BUS 201 - Introduction to Business: This course gives an overview of the basic functions of business and how they interrelate. Topics covered include fundamentals of economics, global business, e-business, entrepreneurship, human resources, marketing, management, finance and investment. Price: $500.00
BUS 202 - Principles of Management: The study of management theory and applications related to the manager’s role in a global business environment. Topics include strategic planning, organizational structure and design, ethics and social responsibility, motivating employee performance, decision making, and the nature of leadership. Prerequisite: BUS 201. Price: $500.00
COM 111 - Business Communications: This course focuses on establishing a framework for business communication focusing on interpersonal and group communication. Topics include spoken and written messages, communicating electronically, delivering messages, writing persuasive messages, report process and research methods, managing data and using graphics, organizing and preparing reports and proposals, designing and delivering business presentations, preparing resumes and techniques for job interviews. Price: $500.00
ECO 210 - Microeconomics: This course provides an introduction to microeconomics. Students learn to apply their own life experiences to key economic concepts. Students learn from today's latest economic developments and examples, for instance from the impact of the 2008-2009 recessions to the economic effects of the BP oil spill. Topics include economic systems, market structure and pricing, resource markets, market failure and public policy, and international economics. Price: $500.00
These courses can also be taken individually or added to any bundle. You will get an introduction to the reimbursement of healthcare providers and learn the basics of coding and billing procedures. Our courses cover the newest ICD-10 code revisions.
Your faculty for the medical courses are practicing in their respective fields and offer years of experience, both professionally and as instructors.
Medical Billing Bundle:
MBL 101 – Medical Billing I: An introduction to the field of medical insurance billing and reimbursement including insurance payment methods, HIPAA and the legal medical record, the billing and reimbursement cycle, physician coding and compliance, and claims processing. In this course, students learn to use software for electronic medical records implementation. Prerequisite: MED 102 or equivalent.
MBL 102 – Medical Billing II: A continuation of the study of medical insurance billing and reimbursement including health care payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, TRICARE and CHAMPVA. Worker’s Compensation, disability and hospital billing are also addressed. In this course, students learn to use software for electronic medical records implementation. Prerequisite: MBL 101.
Medical Billing Bundle Price: $750.00
Medical Coding Bundle:
MCB 101 - Medical Coding I: Medical Coding I and Medical Coding II are companion courses. Students study the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) (or International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-9-CM (or ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated; inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems is discussed.
MCB 102- Medical Coding II: A continuation of Coding I, students study the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) (or International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-9-CM (or ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated; inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems is discussed.
Medical Coding Bundle Price $1,000.00