Student Testimonials

Blake Mooney

Blake Mooney

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Class Speciality: 10-Week Academy

Company Placement: Zimmer Orthopedics

Tell me a little about your background?

I was a college student who developed a passion for medicine. Started working in the hospital during school for 3 years up until my last semester. Goal was to go to medical school or in med sales. I had no prior sales experience at all.

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

MCAT wasn’t as strong as I’d hoped and I decided not to wait around and rather start my career. Applied to device companies after school and the response was you have no experience, etc. All of these companies recommended MSC, so I checked it out.

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

I tried for about 2 months and wasn’t getting anywhere. It’s too competitive. I knew that if I went to MSC I’d have a better shot. So I took a leap of faith and so glad I did. I had a great experience at MSC.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

Online – spoke to a recruiter who recommended the program as a way to get into the industry. Looked at the online programs too, but they weren’t nearly as comprehensive or as focused in orthopedic sales as MSC.

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

My biggest fear was the fact that I had no prior sales experience at all. I was concerned I wouldn’t do well in the role-plays. But I applied myself and it gave me confidence that I could do well in this industry. You have to get out of your comfort zone in order to get better.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

I knew that with the extensive training received at MSC, how detail oriented it is, and after reading the testimonials and reaching out to other people, I decided this was the best way to go. No regrets.

Explain what your interview process was like.

I felt very prepared for the interview and confident. They were very impressed with my knowledge I learned from MSC.

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

Learning about the short call/ long call format and the procedures involved. Being able to articulate the surgical techniques in a confident manner. It showed I understood the business very well.

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 I learned that this business is all about building relationships and for someone like myself with no prior sales experience, I now know how to build that relationship with confidence. I know how to communicate with these surgeons, speaking their language, etc.

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

For someone like me who has no prior experience, etc. it’s a very good way to get into the industry. I’d highly recommend they take a strong look at the school. MSC does a great job of conveying what this industry is all about and preparing you for a successful career.