Tell me a little about your background?
I grew up in the health and wellness industry and have been employed by the Atlantic Club for as long as I can remember. Before attending Medical Sales College I attended Marymount Manhattan College where I was a double major, Business Management and Graphic Design. While attending my undergraduate I really did not know what I wanted to do once I graduated, until I came across Medical Sales College. Even though the process of landing a job was challenging, I would not change anything!
Why were you interested in Medical Sales? What drew you to this industry?
Growing up with my father in the health and wellness insdustry and my sister being a nurse I knew that I wanted into the field, I just did not know how to go about it. I became interested because it is an industry that will forever be evolving, changing and becoming more innovative. It was my own way of getting into the medical field and for the first time it was something that I chose on my own.
How long did you try to get into the industry? What was that experience like?
The experience was really hard and depressing. I think being a female in a predominately male industry with very little experience points a target on your face. From my experience and the many, many interviews I went on, the candidate that they usually chose just so happened to be a male. It got very frustrating and almost made me quit a few times.
How did you learn about Medical Sales College?
I learned about Medical Sales College from a family friend who attended the school.
Did you have any fears about attending the School? What were they?
I really had no fears. I walked into the classroom day one and was just ready for the challenge. I was ready to see what the next six weeks had to bring.
What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?
I wanted to break out of New Jersey and give the school a try. For me, I had nothing really to loose as I was 23 years old if I completely hated it after six weeks, I am still young enough to try another path. Luckily, I left MSC with a whole new confidence and the MVP award and was ready to go!
Describe your experience once you began training with Medical Sales College.
The experience was great and my instructor had a lot to do with it. We were a very close class, in fact to this day we text each other every week. My instructor made certain if someone had a question, (usually it was me) that it was answered before we moved on to the next topic. Sometimes it meant coming back the next day after reviewing my notes to finally understand. I also made memories and relationships at MSC that I will have forever.
Explain what your interview process was like.
It was a lot of interviews! To get the job that I now have with DePuy-Synthes Trauma I went on 9 interviews. It was a lot of prep work, money, and determination to succeed. I tried out Arizona before ultimately coming back east and being placed in New York City. I honestly could not be happier.
What from your training did you specifically use during the interview process that ultimately helped you land your position?
Confidence, knowledge, and determination. Walking in and believing in myself and knowing that I was the right candidate. My boss told me from day one he knew he was going to hire me, I just had to follow the necessary procedures.
What is your current job like?
Tough, its trauma, you never know what the day is going to bring. But, I am learning a lot! I have been given trays and trays dumped in front of me once they are returned from cases to be reassembled and restocked. It is tough if you don’t know the products! But, each set gets easier and easier.
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?
I think to believe in myself and that knowledge is everything. The knowledge that I gained while at MSC I use almost everyday and being able to understand what other reps are asking me or talking to me about. They are shocked that I know the difference between a cortex screw vs. a locking screw already! Knowledge is key!
Why should someone attend the Medical Sales College if they want this career?
If they think this is an industry that they want to be in, it is definitely a good decision.
Honestly, I loved everything about my experience at MSC and I think everyone could attest to that. I walked in day one with no medical or science background and honestly had no idea what I had signed myself up for the next six weeks. Walking out of that lobby that last day, I knew that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had a whole new confidence level and then receiving the MVP, I knew that all my questions, late nights, and hard work were completely worth it. I made great friends and had an amazing winter in Colorado. We worked our butts off all week and hit the mountains and the city on the weekends. It was worth the hard work!