Student Testimonials

Katelyn Whalen

Hometown: Binghamton, NY

Class Speciality: Orthopaedic Reconstruction & Trauma

Company Placement: Arthrex

Tell me a little about your background?

I was born and raised in Binghamton, New York, and attended Binghamton University where I obtained a bachelor's degree in Human Development.

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

A close friend of mine is in the industry and we would always chat about what he was up to.
I’ve always wanted to be involved in the medical industry, so I always paid attention
to what he was saying. Each time we spoke, my interest grew, and grew. I tried on my
own to get face-to-face interviews, but without any major sales experience, I
struggled. I heard about MSC and what they have done for other students. I knew that
MSC would only help me gain the knowledge, and tools it would take the break into
the industry, so my decision making process was quick and easy.

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

It took me about a year to break into the industry. Not getting face-to-face interviews is
incredibly frustrating, so when I learned about MSC, I jumped at the chance to apply.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

A friend of mine had completed the ORT course, and he obtained a job within a month of leaving MSC’s doors. I jumped at
the opportunity that MSC could potentially provide for me.

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

Of course I did. I had to invest time, and money to go to a school that did not have 100% guarantee
that would get me a job. MSC does not promise any student that they will get them a
job. They promise that you will gain the knowledge and tools that you need to get in
front of hiring managers so you can express eloquently why you are the right person
for the job. I think that fear is valid. If you are serious about breaking into the
industry, I think that it is a great investment for your future.

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

It’s a lot of work, but so is the medical sales industry. That was not something I knew that MSC would prepare me for...but it did.

Explain what your interview process was like.

The owner of the distributorship was eager to get the ball rolling, so he had asked me to travel up to
headquarters to meet with him. I drove three hours, hoping that he would see that I
was eager myself. I prepared all weekend- Studying surgical techniques, new
innovative technologies, composing a business plan, and mentally preparing myself
for a list of questions that I knew were coming.

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

Anyone who is seriously interested in breaking into the industry should attend the Medical Sales College. Not only will you gain the knowledge, and tools you need, but also things you never knew you needed. You will gain support and valuable insight from instructors and staff that that have incredible amounts of experience in the industry. You will also be in the same classroom with people who are driven to do the same exact thing. My class consisted of very smart, driven, hilarious and humble people that quickly became some of my favorite people! We have kept in touch, give each other advice, and we will forever be in eachothers corner, rooting for them to succeed!

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

I wish I had known about Medical Sales College years prior to when I actually did. What an experience it was, and it was well
worth the money. The instructors are very knowledgeable, and will give you as much
information as they can, in the allotted time that you choose.