Tell me a little about your background?
Biomedical Engineer with 4+ years of experience in Medical Sales. Started as a Materials Manager at a Hospital, then Sales Rep for Alcon Labs (Ophthalmology) then promoted to Retina Specialist and then promoted to Surgical Refractive Specialist. Moved to the USA from Mexico in 2016, worked as a Medical Interpreter then joined MSC in March 2019.
Why were you interested in Medical Sales? What drew you to this industry?
The program looked very interesting and complete, is a short program, affordable, placement services provided (huge plus), campus in Denver.
How long did you try to get into the industry? What was that experience like?
How did you learn about Medical Sales College?
What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?
Placement Services and duration of program.
Describe your experience once you began training with Medical Sales College.
The idea and the program are great. I believe it is an excellent program for people with no experience in the industry. The instructors were well prepared and most of them know how to translate the knowledge they have to the students. I would have loved having more labs during the program. Overall, I would definitely recommend MSC, the experience was great!
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?
The last days with Scott Binder were amazing!! Being a little more aggressive in the industry and contacting people from the company where you want to work is very important.
Please briefly explain your job interview process.
The hiring manager called MSC and asked for people for this position, my resume was sent, and I got notified about this opportunity. I received the name of the hiring manager and contacted her right away via LinkedIn. Interviewed with 1. Hiring Manager 2. Human Resources 3. Regional Sales Manager 4. Employee that was in the position in the past 5. On-site interview (Dallas) with hiring manager, HR, Vice President of the division, employee with same position for a different region.
Why should someone attend the Medical Sales College if they want this career?
Is a great program overall, it’s starting to get a really good reputation within the industry, placement services are a great part of MSC.
What do you know now that you wish you had known before entering the industry/attending Medical Sales College?
In my case, reaching out via LinkedIn to the hiring managers or HR was very helpful. I would have never tried to do it since in Mexico LinkedIn is not a successful platform.