Student Testimonials

Callie Anne Thompson

Hometown: Somerset, KY

Class Speciality: 6-Week Orthopaedic Reconstruction & Trauma

Company Placement: Rupp & Associates/Wright

Tell me a little about your background?

NCAA Division 1 Swimmer/ Exercise Science Major/ Coach for Nike Swimming

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

I have a passion for the medical field and have a family full of medical sales reps

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

About a year. I constantly was told that I had the perfect background/ resume….but no experience.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

Google!

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

Absolutely! Going away for 6 weeks and staying in a hotel is difficult, I also feared that I wouldn’t get a job.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

I wanted to get some experience

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

It was the most difficult 6 weeks of education I’ve had to date. It’s a lot of information that you have to learn very quickly. I made a lot of friends and had a great time.

Explain what your interview process was like.

I can say that I was 100% confident in my interviewing skills after leaving the program. I have never felt so prepared for the field.

What is your current job like?

Medical Device Rep for Rupp & Associates. It’s a 1099 position however, I got to pick my territory. I sale Irrisept Surgical Solution and Wright Medical Biologics

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 I gained from the program. I feel very confident in my interviewing skills and my background in anatomy.

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

It’s the best way to break into the medical device field and without it, or any sales experience, you will continue to be told ‘no.’

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

I wish I wouldn’t have wasted so much time trying to apply to jobs without experience.