Student Testimonials

Haley Edmundson

Hometown: Garretson, SD

Class Speciality: Orthopaedic Reconstruction & Trauma

Company Placement: Zimmer Biomet

Tell me a little about your background?

I graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with a psychology degree and completed the necessary prerequisites for PA school, but with time, wanted to pursue a different avenue of the medical field. I was a collegiate athlete and my involvement in sports overtime is what inspired me to be involved in the medical field. I knew early on in life I wanted to have an impact on health care in some way and was determined to pursue an opportunity to be involved.

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

I like the competitive and upbeat environment that the medical sales career offers. No two cases are exactly alike so I enjoy the challenge of being able to adapt and having the mentality for being prepared for whatever comes next.

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

I actually did not apply to any positions prior to MSC. I knew I needed to gain more experience before applying and wanted to be better informed before entering the industry.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

I had a desire to be in medical device sales, but did not know how to get medical sales experience beyond shadowing. I did some research on how to gain insight into the industry and what additional skills I could gain from further experience and exposure and came across MSC which was really the only program out there that I could find that offers insight into the industry.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

With the industry being very competitive to break into, I felt that MSC would help to enhance my medical knowledge and really provide me with further experience on the sales/business side of the industry which I was initially lacking.

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

MSC gives you a comprehensive foundation of knowledge and skills to hit the ground running in the medical device industry. The course is very fast pace with a lot of information to absorb in a short period of time, but the instructors are passionate about what they teach and are willing to help along the way.

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?

I think the business planning and how to execute an actual business plan going into an interview is what impressed hiring managers throughout my process.

Please briefly explain your job interview process.

Being resilient throughout the process and being determined after MSC is what finally led me to the position I have now. I interviewed on a Friday and the following Thursday I was offered the position.

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

If you want further insight into the industry and want to gain some valuable skills in becoming a medical device sales representative, then consider MSC as a possibility.

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

The industry is still very competitive to break into even after MSC. I knew going to MSC wasn’t necessarily going to make that part easier, but I would say that you need to be aware of that reality. You have to be ready for that and really prove yourself to hiring managers and find a way to separate yourself from others who have also completed the program.