Student Testimonials

Andrew Flori

Hometown: Rolla, MO

Class Speciality: 6-Week Academy

Company Placement: Arthrex

Tell me a little about your background?

I worked in multiple facets of healthcare. EMS, trauma centers, education, etc. I also sold cars for BMW

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

I knew that this was the job that I wanted years ago. I am passionate about healthcare, passionate about selling, passionate about communication, passionate about relationships, etc. This field combined them all.

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

2-3 years. I had little success and the success I did have was due to networking 

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

A friend of mine went there and got a job quickly; so I flew out and checked it out. 

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

Honestly, I was very skeptical at first. It's not a cheap training program by any means. My major fear was that I would not be able to get a job upon graduation. 

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

Meeting the staff, seeing the facilities, and getting some testimonials from students who were successful.

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

The classes were not easy, but they were manageable. The instructors were helpful and very knowledgeable. They gave a very accurate portrayal of what to expect upon graduation.

Explain what your interview process was like.

I interviewed with 5-6 companies; and they were all very different in their interview processes. The company who was most professional, with the most professional executives, staff, sales people, etc. is the company I now work for. 

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

The vitality of being proactive and the LinkedIn training are what got me the job. 

What is your current job like?

Phenomenal. I work with a fantastic group of sales reps, sales managers, etc. They invest in their employees. The products are incredible. The surgeons are great. Truly my dream job. 

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?

The confidence that I gained from the classes, the products I learned, and the presentations that I gave. 

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

Without it, the likelihood of breaking into this industry is lessened immensely. Look at it as an investment in your future. If you're a numbers person, compare the hiring statistics with the average pay of a medical device rep. It's well worth the initial cost. 

What do you know now that you wish you had known before entering the industry/attending Medical Sales College?

I wish I would have attended earlier instead of wasting time trying to break into the industry myself.