Tell me a little about your background?
I grew up in Richmond, VA and went to college to play soccer and major in art. I ended up graduating with a business degree while being involved in several startup businesses. Moved to Colorado with interest in medical device sales and discovered MSC. I had a few friends who attended and highly recommended it.
Why were you interested in Medical Sales? What drew you to this industry?
My background was heavily involved with new and emerging technologies, small business startups, and personal passion for technology and feeling like I’m contributing to humanity.
How did you learn about Medical Sales College?
A couple of friends attended and highly recommended it to me.
Did you have any fears about attending the School? What were they?
Slightly nervous how I would hold up given I had no medical background. This wasn’t much of an issue. I probably had to try a little harder than others with medical backgrounds, but I was always roughly in the middle to the upper half of the pack.
What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?
After meeting in person with Kim, I was positive that I wanted to be there. $6k for a 6-week program, for what seemed like almost guaranteed placement sounded like a great deal.
Describe your experience once you began training with Medical Sales College.
I loved it. I enjoyed the academic environment, and at MSC my class consisted of about 8 students, so we all had as much one on one time and personal attention as we needed. It was a great vibe throughout the course with all instructors involved.
What from your training did you specifically use during the interview process that ultimately helped you land your position?
The 30-60-90 day plan and MDRepTrack were HUGE. I could tell from the look on my hiring managers face that he hadn’t seen many people, if anyone, give hard evidence of the value they bring to the table. I believe these two pieces, along with the way I presented them in the interview, sealed the deal for me.
What is your current job like?
I started yesterday, so currently it is a lot of online training and certifications. Going through the immunization process and making sure I have all of the requirements needed to enter individual hospitals and ORs.
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 entire process helped prepare me for my current job, especially since I didn’t have a medical background. I imagine the structure of the 30-60-90 day plan and MDRepTrack will be heavily used once I get into the flow of the day-to-day job.
Why should someone attend the Medical Sales College if they want this career?
If you don’t have a medical background, but want to get into this field, it is virtually impossible without a personal connection. I feel MSC replaced that personal connection, foot in the door, and played a huge part in getting me a job with Mazor Robotics.
What do you know now that you wish you had known before entering the industry/attending Medical Sales College?
There are a million variables that come into play with the interview process. The hard work continues after graduation, you won’t be handed anything.