Student Testimonials

Venessa Wahler

Venessa Wahler

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Class Speciality: Regenerative Medicine and Orthobiologics

Company Placement: Aspen Medical Products

Tell me a little about your background?

Professionally, I spent 11 years working as a Naturopathic physician. My undergraduate training was in Pre-Medicine and Biology.

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

I wanted to use my advanced medical background and teaching experience and apply it in a competitive setting. I was also ready for a transition out of clinical practice.

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

MSC was my first step in making the transition from clinical practice into the medical device industry.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

Online

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

The online program aligned perfectly with my work schedule during my last months in clinical practice. I was able to work during the day and focus my efforts on the course at night and on the weekends.

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

The team at MSC was fantastic. I spent 6 hours per week online (face-to-face) with my class and spent approx. 40 hours on top of that studying, completing assignments, and preparing video and in-person presentations.

What from your training did you specifically use during the interview process that ultimately helped you land your position?

Dynamic Consultative Selling

What is your current job like?

I’ll be starting at the beginning of the year as a Product Specialist/Field Sales Representative. I’ll be flown to company headquarters for training and a yearly kick-off meeting. I’ll work from my home office covering a territory spanning several states.

Please briefly explain your job interview process.

I interviewed with several companies after networking and applying for jobs over a month and a half period. Networking extensively on LinkedIn was very helpful. I had both phone and in-person interviews for the positions I opted out of in the midst of ongoing interviews. After 2 interviews and an online behavioral assessment over the course of a few weeks, I was flown to the company’s headquarters for the position I chose. I underwent 5 additional interviews in the span of a day. I accepted the job offer 2 days later.

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

It provides formal training in medical device sales with a selling platform unique and reputable within the industry. It seems unlikely that I would have been offered a job in this industry without my training at MSC, regardless of my extensive medical background.

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

That it would lead me to the place I am now. I’m so grateful for my experiences at MSC!