Tell me a little about your background?
I graduated in May 2018, receiving my bachelors of science in biology. Prior to being a biology major, I was an aerospace engineering major. During my time as an engineering major, I developed pure interest in understanding how things work and why they work the way they do. As I transitioned to a biology major, I was fascinated by the evolution of technology and its impact in the medical field to improve the quality of life for patients.
Why were you interested in Medical Sales? What drew you to this industry?
I was interested in medical sales because new devices are continuously coming out. I found it to be exciting to be able to get my hands on devices and understand how they work. I also liked the idea of being able to communicate with health care professionals in such a way to improve the lives of their patients.
How long did you try to get into the industry? What was that experience like?
I spent about 2 months attempting to get into the industry. I was continuously told that although I have the educational background, I lacked the sales experience. Repeatedly, I was told that I needed business to business sales experience to make me look like a candidate in the device field. It was a tough experience going beyond a phone interview without MSC.
How did you learn about Medical Sales College?
One day, I was google searching ways to break into the medical device sales field. MSC’s website was the first link that popped up in google search.
Did you have any fears about attending the School? What were they?
Yes, I did. I never heard about a school for medical device sales and it was a huge financial investment.
What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?
I really wanted to break into the medical device sales field. After reading student testimonials on MSC’s site, I felt that this big step was necessary.
Describe your experience once you began training with Medical Sales College.
My 6-week training was an amazing experience. I had great classmates and instructors. My instructors were truly passionate about the field and made concepts easy to understand.
Explain what your interview process was like.
For the position I accepted, I had three interviews. The first interview was over the phone where he explained the job role and what he is looking for in a candidate. The second interview was an in-person interview where he basically dissected my resume and truly got to know me as an individual. Final round was a one-week work interview which entailed shadowing him in the operating room.
What from your training did you specifically use during the interview process that ultimately helped you land your position?
Surgeon profiling really stood out to the hiring managers. They liked that I took time to understand the surgeon and hospital.
What is your current job like?
Fast paced! I am learning about the iTotal knee while shadowing my manager in the OR. I will be attending a one-week training program in Boston soon.
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 ability to interact with medical staff.
Why should someone attend the Medical Sales College if they want this career?
MSC truly prepares individuals to enter the medical sales field. The trainers and MSC staff are engaging and have the best intentions for their students’ success. After the 6-week program, my profile on zero fee recruiting went live and this is how I landed most of my interviews. Also, adding MSC on my resume stood out to other hiring managers because they appreciated the financial and time investment I spent to break into the field.
What do you know now that you wish you had known before entering the industry/attending Medical Sales College?
Your hours as a rep are unpredictable. Some days I work from 6:30am-2:00pm and other days, I can work from 6:30am-11:00pm. There are challenging days but I absolutely love what I do.