Student Testimonials

Lacy Taggart

Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas

Class Speciality: Orthopaedic Extremities and Sports Medicine

Company Placement: Arthrex

Tell me a little about your background?

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Health Sciences and obtaining a minor in biology. I knew I wanted to work in health care and wanted to go to PA school, so I started working as a patient care technician and as a medical scribe in the emergency room. After working for a while, I learned more about orthopedic medical sales and decided I wanted to pursue it instead, but I did not have any experience, so I invested in the Medical Sales College.

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

I have always had a passion for medicine and I have wanted to work in orthopedics and surgery, and after learning more about medical sales, I found that this is a job where I can still be a part of that, but also get to travel and interact with a variety of people.

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

I honestly had not tried to apply to a job yet before attending MSC. I knew this was a competitive industry and I wanted to learn and have a little bit of experience before, so that I could go into an interview with confidence and MSC definitely helped with that.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

I was looking for medical sales jobs online and came across the internship for MSC, but then I learned more about the courses and the 12-week orthopedic extremities/sports medicine program and decided to apply and got in!

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

I decided to attend because I wanted to learn and get some kind of experience under my belt before applying to positions so that I could be successful in this industry.

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

The training at MSC was great! All of the instructors have many years of experience in this industry and they really knew their information and taught it to us well! Getting hands on in the saw bones labs was also a great experience and helped me learn more about the surgical procedures.

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?

All the information I learned helped me during the interview process, but I would say the most valuable piece of information I learned was the anatomy of the knee and procedural techniques for ACL repair. During my interview process, I had to do a product presentation on Arthrex’s Tightrope and they told me afterwards that they were really impressed at how much I not only knew about the product, but how I could answer most of their questions and have a technical conversation about the procedure with them, which they said was not common with their new hires.

Please briefly explain your job interview process.

My interview process consisted of three interviews meeting with the managers of the facility, one product presentation, and shadowing a case in the OR.

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

I would recommend that if you are really passionate about health care and want to get into medical sales then you should attend MSC because it is an invaluable learning experience and they also are very helpful at placing you with a position afterwards.

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

I found out that I was accepted into MSC about two weeks before the class I wanted to attend started and I had to relocate to a different city, and looking back now for me personally, I wish that I would have waited and saved up a little more money before attending the program. It is definitely a little difficult not having a steady income while you are in the program, especially if you have other bills and you need to pay for a place to stay if you are relocating. But other than that, I was very impressed with this program and I am glad I decided to attend MSC.