Student Testimonials

Cristel Hopkins

Cristel Hopkins

Hometown: Brock, Texas

Class Speciality: Orthopaedic Reconstruction & Trauma

Company Placement: OxyBand Technologies

Tell me a little about your background?

Nurse for 13 years. Needed a change and more of a challenge. I love medicine and helping people, what better way to combine the 2?

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

My passion has always been medicine and helping/taking care of people.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?


What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

All the testimonials and reaching out to previous students and them telling me it was for sure legit!

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

Well, let me put it this way. It was difficult!! Married with 3 kids and commuting, was in itself extremely trying! Throw couple spouts of the flu, my husband being hospitalized for kidney stones, me being sick and having extreme headaches possibly related to high blood pressure in there and you got yourself a goooood time!! Yes the content is a lot, but if I can do it, so can you!!! These people really care about you and your future and they go the extra mile to help you! I cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for Rick Prentiss, Logan Nofziger, Scott Binder, Loren Deren and Jim Rogers. These people pour their heart and soul into MSC everyday and I cannot thank them enough!!

What is your current job like?

I have started training. My manager and I talk on phone, he gives me things to study and look up. Then we catch up the next day. This is a newer company with no “formal” training so he is educating me on product and marketing and I’m making list of prospects. Then we reconvene!

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?

My LinkedIn account is what caught my employer’s eye. MSC went over in great detail how to use LinkedIn to your advantage! Guess it worked, I got a job!!

Please briefly explain your job interview process.

Honestly, mine was super easy! My manager lives in New Jersey so we had a couple of phone interviews. He saw my LinkedIn profile, other social media, resume, and like I said had few lengthy conversations.

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

Medical Device Sales can be an extremely lucrative career opportunity! With that said it can be very difficult to get your foot in the door! Medical Sales College has mastered the art of preparing a student for the medical device sales world, and the industry knows it!

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

Honestly I cant think of anything but to say be prepared to build lasting relationships with people! I had NO idea in just 8 short weeks I would grow to love so many people I sat in a classroom with for 40 hours a week! I truly miss them and still keep in contact with many of them!!