Student Testimonials

Abigail Jordan

Abigail Jordan

Hometown: Pekin, IL

Class Speciality: Orthopaedic Reconstruction & Trauma

Company Placement: GB Surgical

Tell me a little about your background?

I have a Bachelor of arts degree from Augustana College with a major in biology. I graduated in May of 2018 from Augustana then attended MSC in August of 2018. Therefore, I have very little work history and none of it has to do with medical sales, sales, or the medical field. I have worked at a lawn company throughout high school and college. I have also had a few jobs at my college.

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

Medicals sales requires a lot of communication with multiple types of people and I believe that with a liberal arts degree, which required me to take classes outside my major, it has prepared me to be able to connect and communicate with many different kinds of people. I also believe that medical sales requires a lot of hard work and determination not to give up. My background in competitive tumbling and other sports is what leads me to believe I would be perfect for this type of work. I have always strived to outshine my competitors and also my past performances. I always have wanted to be the best and improve on everything I do even if its just bettering my own “score”.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

I looked online at what I could do with a biology degree and I found MSC.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

After researching about MSC I was able to speak to a few different people at the college and who work with the college. These people furthered my interest in the college and completely convinced/reassured me that I would be a perfect fit in this industry.

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

MSC was a very well-rounded training experience. They started at the beginning by giving us the basics on how the body heals and what we would need to know for the hospital and OR settings. They then when into very deep detail of the specialty in which you choose. This included x-ray reading, disease/disorders that relate, implants that can be used, how they are used, how they heal the body, and how to present these products to individuals we would be selling them to. We then ended the studies by being prepared on how to interview, sell, and promote ourselves as the best sales person we were trained to be by MSC and our past experiences.

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?

Medical sales applications, resumes, and interviews are much different than most other careers/jobs and I believe that MSC prepared me to be successful in the process of procuring interviews and being successful during the interviews.

Please briefly explain your job interview process.

I have been able to interview for a few companies after Medical Sales College, two of which I was able to make it past the first interview. The first job that I made it past the first interview for did not seem to fit what I was looking for and so I did not pursue it. However, the other job that I made it to the second interview for was exactly what I was looking for therefore, I pursued it very intensely. This resulted in the company wanting to hire me as soon as possible because they believed I would be very successful and beneficial to their company.

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

If you are wanting to break through into the medical sales field Medical Sales College is the perfect place to do that. They not only prepare you with the information on devices used in surgery but also on how to communicate as a salesperson in an effective way about those devices. It doesn’t stop there, they even help you develop a resume and interviewing skills that will ultimately help you land the job in which you can use all the other information they have taught you. It isn’t your typical school, they teach you everything you could possibly need while also mentoring you not only during but also after you have graduated.