Frequently Asked Questions
Do your courses provide educational credits?
Yes, you will receive a certificate that can be used to apply for credits from your credentialing professional body. All of our courses meet the requirements from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Nurse Pracitioners and the College of Nurses to change your "scope of practice". Please note, however, that the Canadian College of Family Physicians (CCFP) no longer provides ANY M1 study credits for a course that has any cosmetic components. Even the sclerotherapy course, which is highly medical is not allowed to have M1 study credits because spider veins are taught on the same day.
Is the training really 100% hands on?
Yes – Dr. Martin has created DVD's which you will watch before you arrive at the courses in addition to a binder of printed materials and pictures. After you review the entire package, you will be in a position to actively apply the knowledge to the treatment of clients. Dr. Martin has pre-selected clients for you to inject that will best suit your training needs. All the courses are taught in very small groups with intensive hands on and endless opportunitities to ask questions.
Will I be able to provide these services immediately after taking the course?
Yes, in fact, we recommend that you start right away so that you can immediately incorporate your new knowledge base into your practice. Please note that nurses require a doctors order before they are able to inject Botox, Fillers or sclerotherapy
Are Dr. Martin and the staff available to answer questions after the course?
Yes, they are available by phone or email and will attempt to assist you with any questions that you may have regarding injections, assessment or business. If significant coaching is required, then you will be offered a package of coaching sessions by 30 minute segments.
Can nurses provide treatment like Botox, Filler or sclerotherapy without a doctor's order?
No, a nurse must have a physician's order to provide any injections. The doctor however only has to see the patient at the beginning of therapy to outline the treatment plan and provide informed consent. After that, he/she may delegate the actual injections to a nurse.
I am a doctor – should I bring my nurse with me?
Yes, bringing your nurse would be of great benefit. As a physician, you will be able to delegate many of the procedures, plus the nurse will learn from the source how to organize the clients, order supplies, give preparatory history and physicals and grow your business much faster (and often more efficiently) than you could by yourself.
or... I am a nurse – should I bring my doctor?
If a nurse is planning to provide Botox and Fillers or sclerotherapy and the doctor has no experience with them, then the doctor needs to attend the course. Not only does the doctor need to understand and appropriately plan the treatments, he or she cannot provide informed consent or delegate a procedure that he/she is not familiar with.
If, on the other hand, the physician is an experienced injector, then he/she is not required to attend this course, unless of course, he wishes to !
What about my clinic manager?
We would be happy to have any clinic managers attend the business portion of the course.
Are there any office materials provided with the course?
Yes, Dr. Martin has spent years perfecting her charts for various treatments. These, as well as FAQ sheets, Before and After questions and many others are provided as part of your package.
I am a doctor in Ontario – what is this about changing scope of practice?
The College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ontario has created a new process by which physicians may add new areas to their "scope of practice". The application form is provided at the website for the College – www.cpso.on.ca. Please call them and ask for a "mandatory questionnaire". You will need to fill that out and provide them with evidence of your training at Martin's Training Centre in order to change your scope.
I am a licensed doctor in Canada - will the CMPA cover me?
Yes, the CMPA at this point does not have a separate category for cosmetics. If you are covered for family practice, emergency, or obstetrics, you are automatically covered for botox, fillers, sclerotherapy and most lasers. It will NOT cover you for IPL (which is a form of light treatment) or for resurfacing treatments. We will discuss the details of this during the business portion of the course.
I am an International Medical Graduate - can I take these courses?
Yes, absolutely, you can take the courses, but just like a nurse, you will require a doctors order to inject botox, fillers or sclerotherapy solutions.
Does the Doctor or Nurse Pracitioner who is delegating the procedure have to be in the building?
In Canada, this varies by the province. The answer in Ontario and most other provinces is "No, the doctor does not have to be present".
The answer in Nova Scotia is "Yes, the doctor must be in the building"