Student Testimonials

Fred Calixte

Fred Calixte

Hometown: Irvington, Nj

Class Speciality: Sports Medicine

Company Placement: CNF Medical

Tell me a little about your background?

I am originally from New Jersey, currently residing in the city of Los Angeles, CA. My parents are migrants from Haiti making my siblings and I first generation College Graduates. During my Collegiate years I actively participated in social programs going on to become the Vice President for the Haitian Student Association. Organizing group forums, talent shows, community service projects or fund raising events to help bring people from different backgrounds together.

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

While employed at a medical call center I learned quickly I loved helping patients but wanted to do so in the field. Which led to discovering mobile medical jobs. I also found myself spending hours watching medical procedures online for fun. Once it all clicked I knew this was the industry for me.

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

4 months

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

After numerous rejections I figured I’d attempt to find a program or school where I can make myself more marketable to employers.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

I felt I needed assistance in learning certain medical terminology and anatomy while discussing them fluently through conversation.

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

That consisted of studying non–stop, role playing in class, hands on experience with products and discussions on publications and assistance on our presentation skills which everyone always benefits from in my opinion.

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?

Having a business plan prepared for every interview you walk through and following up consistently after the first follow-up email.

Please briefly explain your job interview process.

The process lasted 2 months. I was discovered through Zero Fee Recruiting and interviewed with the company’s recruiter then Vice President Via phone. Through follow-ups and showing how eager I am to work with them I was invited for a meeting in Dallas TX where I was flown out to. The Vice President and I discussed the Business Plan I prepared and once we fell on the topic of salary he handed me my offer letter. Towards the end of the process he confessed the entire process was a test in terms of following up, responding promptly as we live in different Time Zones and Adjusting to a constant change of plans.

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

One should attend Medical Sales College if they have a hard time learning anatomy, medical terminology, learning to dig deeper in order to sell a product and ultimately being an asset to a medical provider and their practice, not just someone whose trying to sell them a product.

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

Showing an employer the lengths I'd go to in order to prepare for the interview.