Student Testimonials

Filip Risteski

Hometown: Columbia, SC

Class Speciality: 6-Week Orthopaedic Reconstruction & Trauma

Company Placement: Invuity, Inc.

Tell me a little about your background?

I was born and raised in Macedonia. Moved to The States in 2008. Been in hospitality Industry over 10 years and owned restaurants and bars.

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

Since I went to Medical Prep School in Europe I’ve always had passion for the O.R. Representing medical technology that changes people’s lives on a daily basis for the better and making a difference is what drew me to this industry. Besides, being highly lucrative and competitive, high energy environment.

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

Been trying for over a year before I enrolled in Medical Sales College and it was very frustrating and disappointing.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

Doing research online on ways to break into medical sales. I came across MS’s website and looked at the programs, the placement percentage and student testimonials I had to give it a try. Best decision I’ve made!

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

The cost of the courses and having to pay in advance all at once but I looked it as an investment because of the all positive things I’ve heard about this school, it was an investment that I knew would pay off…. Indeed, it paid off!

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

My dedication and interest to break into medical sales as well the student testimonials and employment placement ratings.

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

Since week one, it felt like the best decision. The curriculum and program, instructors, the practice helped me understand what it really takes to become a medical sales representative and what it takes to be successful one.

Explain what your interview process was like.

Went from not having even an opportunity to interview prior Medical Sales College, then once I graduated to interviewing all over the place. I have never felt more confident in myself. This school truly enabled me to “Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk”

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

Besides the procedures, products knowledge surgeon profiling and targeting, most definitely the selling approach that I was taught at MSC. In few of my interviews I was actually asked if I can teach their current sales reps MSC’s selling approach if I was given an opportunity to work for the company.

What is your current job like?

I am currently a Surgical Product Specialist covering Manhattan and NYC areas. Great base, amazing benefits and company.

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?

Knowing the procedures, knowing my products, make my products stand out from the competition and most important the approach towards surgeons, potential customers as well keep, maintain and build stronger relationship with the existing ones on a daily basis.

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

If they truly want to know what it takes to be a successful medical sales rep as well to stand out from the crowd and of course to break that barrier with target companies and break into this field.