Student Testimonials

Adam Tawfik

Adam Tawfik

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Class Speciality: Spine

Company Placement: Associate Spine Specialist, Globus Medical

Tell me a little about your background?

Bachelors from University of South Carolina in Biology, Outside territory sales experience 3 years doing Exterior Home Renovations, Less than a year experience as a Medical Assistant.

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

Because it is a dynamic field in sales and is highly technical and challenging.

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

3 months.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

Online through indeed, then went on the website to conduct more research.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

The high placement rate and the webinar with Jim Rogers about the internship position.

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

Gave a great base/foundation for Spine. Rebecca and Theresa were fantastic teachers. I liked the course work and feel like I really learned a lot from the program. Thoroughly learned the anatomy and various procedures. Learned about different types of products, and OR protocol. I thought the instruction was fantastic and learned many essentials while attending MSC.

What is your current job like?

It’s amazing, very fast-paced. Working with Spine surgeons daily in the OR. Need to learn quickly and be very detail oriented. You need to be very efficient and it often involves multitasking and quick prioritization.

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 most valuable portion for me was the anatomy, procedures, learning about the different types (categories) of products, learning how to read imaging.

Please briefly explain your job interview process.

6 interviews, and 2 ride-a-longs. Ride a longs involved going into the OR during a procedure, and one running sets. Interviews were some knowledge questions but were very focused on behavioral aspects and seeing if I was prepared to take on the responsibility and hours.

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

Learn as much as they can about the industry and the spine. If they are driven and want to show that they are serious about breaking into the industry. It is also good to network and meet potential employers at the lectures as well as at events that are set up.