Student Testimonials

Makayla McDonald

Makayla McDonald

Hometown: Victoria, TX

Class Speciality: Orthopedic Reconstruction & Trauma

Company Placement: Custom Ortho Solutions

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

I am interested in medical sales because it is a perfect blend of my passion for medicine and my passion for competition and sales.

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

Maybe a month.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

When job searching, I came across MSC and then immediately called the school to get more information.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

I was confident that attending the school would help strengthen my knowledge and understanding of the industry, which would ultimately help me get a job.

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

At Medical Sales College we covered the orthopaedic reconstruction procedures (total hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty) in great detail. We spend numerous days going through detailed powerpoints, watching videos of cases and practicing the procedural steps with saw bones. At MSC we also covered trauma cases and instruments and mastered the terminology for different implants used. Also, we covered the science and reasoning of biologics.

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 truly believe the most valuable thing I learned from MSC was what to expect in the industry. I left the school knowing it was going to be tough to get in and stay in but I am glad I knew what was to expect. I value the stories we heard from our instructors and their experiences with different physicians and cases in the industry.

Please briefly explain your job interview process.

I had my first initial phone interview after being found on Zero Fee and then a week or so later I set up a lunch interview. A day after my lunch interview I had another phone interview with someone else from the company. Lastly, I had lunch with the VP of Sales and a current rep.

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

Attending Medical Sales College helped solidify my foundation for entering the medical sales industry. By learning the procedures, hearing real life experiences from instructors who have been in the industry and practicing my sales skills I was able to gain confidence it myself in knowing this is what I wanted to do for my career. Attending MSC is a great first step in the right direction to getting into the industry. Do it!

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

I wish I would have known how long it takes to get into the industry but MSC fully covered that it can take some students 6 days and some 6 months, it just depends on location and the job market.