Student Testimonials

Colby Johnson

Colby Johnson

Hometown: Shreveport, LA

Class Speciality: Orthopaedic Reconstruction & Trauma

Company Placement: Arthrex

Tell me a little about your background?

I graduated with a degree in kinesiology and am a former college athlete. I have always had a love for medicine and the human anatomy from a very young age. My original plan was to go to medical school but I decided to deter from that plan. The next best thing is medical device sales.

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

I am interested in medical device sales for a number of reasons. I have great interest in the human body and how it all works. I also wanted to be in the operating room for my “job,” every day. I also know that with my unique personality that I would be a great sales person, especially in something that I am passionate about.

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

One year.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

From a friend who previously completed this course.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

The fact that I knew for certain that medical sales was what I wanted to do.

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

My training as MSC was very in-depth but stimulating at the same time. We were given a very large amount of information, but given hands-on experience to learn the information in a way that translates directly into the working environment. Overall it was a great experience that I would definitely recommend.

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?

Be yourself during the interview process. Do not become robotic but know the products of the company for which you are interviewing.

Please briefly explain your job interview process.

My interview for Arthrex was not exactly a traditional interview process. I had an interview on the phone for about an hour. After that I scheduled a ride-along and drove down to Austin. I met with my boss, Ryan at 6AM, about an hour before the first case. We went over the product line and tested a bit of my knowledge over the products. During my ride-along, some of the reps would ask me if I could identify tissue structures on the scope. After my ride-along, I went back to the office with Ryan and had another brief interview, about 30 minutes. He asked me a few questions, like “Why do you want to work for Arthrex?” and “Assuming that you get this job, where do you see yourself in three years, five years and ten years?”

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

If you are serious about this industry and that it is what you want to do, then enroll in MSC. I believe it really is the only way to break into the industry in 2019 unless you have an unbelievable connection. Companies want some sort of experience, but no one wants to be your first experience in the medical industry. MSC is your foot in the door; it is you first experience. Make the most of your time there and make an investment for the rest of your life.

What do you know now that you wish you had known before entering the industry/attending Medical Sales College?

The industry of medical sales is so much better than I thought it would be.