Student Testimonials

Alex Shoulders

Alex Shoulders

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Class Speciality: 6-Week Academy

Company Placement: DJO Global

Tell me a little about your background?

College baseball player and Exercise Science major. I was going to go to physical therapy school, but had a change of heart. I have always enjoyed the anatomy of the human body and the sports medicine side of it.

Why were you interested in Medical Sales? What drew you to this industry?

I have some friends/family that are in medical sales. I am competitive and I want something that will be challenging and rewarding. I want to be able to make more money based on the time/effort I put in.

How long did you try to get into the industry? What was that experience like?

I tried for about six months. It was rough. I wasn’t getting any responses and not many people were willing to take a chance (or even the time) to interview me.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

Through friends and research.

Did you have any fears about attending the School? What were they?

I just wasn’t sure how “legit” it was going to be. It is a sizable investment.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

I was sick of not being able to find companies that would be willing to give me a chance.

Describe your experience once you began training with Medical Sales College.

It was great! It was so much information at once, but it was information that I wanted and needed to know about the industry. After the first week, I knew that this was a good decision.

Explain what your interview process was like.

I had a phone interview and then a face-to-face interview. To be honest, the hiring manager did a lot of the talking. I came well prepared (with a business plan and I had done plenty of research) and he was impressed. The job was originally posted to another territory, and since the interview went so well, he decided to keep me in Nashville, even though I told him that I was open to relocation and willing to do whatever I needed to do.

What from your training did you specifically use during the interview process that ultimately helped you land your position?

Preparation. Surgeon and hospital profiling. My anatomy background and my understanding of basic injuries.

What is your current job like?

I am still training, but I will start selling all over Middle TN in about a month or so. I am fitting patients for a bone growth stimulator.

What was the most valuable thing you learned at Medical Sales College/What piece of training do you use the most in your day-to-day activities?

Preparing and product/procedure knowledge.

Why should someone attend the Medical Sales College if they want this career?

To gain the experience they are lacking, and to get a better understanding of the industry.