Student Testimonials

Hannah Gadd

Hometown: Fort Thomas

Class Speciality: Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Trauma

Company Placement: Johnson & Johnson

Tell me a little about your background?

I went to the university of Louisville where I majored in Biology, minored in chemistry and dove for 4 years on the swimming and diving team. After that, I worked in healthcare sales for 2 years and then decided to attend MSC to further my career into the medical device industry.

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

My sister attended MSC a year before I did and I have always been interested in getting into Medical Device Sales.

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

About 4 months, it was challenging.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

My sister

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

I did not

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

I was being promoted in my previous job that required re-location so there was a “break” in my professional career. I decided instead of accepting the promotion, I would attend MSC.

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

I learned a lot about what the experiences are from actual med device representatives who have lived with the day-to-day challenges you face. I really enjoyed getting a chance to go into the O.R. to see what surgery was like as a rep and how the rep interacted with the surgeon.

Explain what your interview process was like.

Busy. I was interviewing with 4 companies at the same time, so trying to find time to meet with everyone and staying on top of each role and what the interviewer expected of me was challenging, however it was pretty fast paced and I enjoyed it.

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

Knowing how to speak about different products in the industry.

What is your current job like?

I will be selling in both the O.R. and physician’s offices in the sports med industry. I haven’t started the role yet so I am unsure what the day to day will look like.

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?

Again, I haven’t started my role but I think the most valuable thing I learned was what the day-to-day looks like as a representative in the O.R.

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

To fully understand the role and what it entails. A lot of people think they understand what it means to be a device rep, in reality they probably don’t.