MSL Academy

The below MSL academy resources are part of our MSL online training packages. To get access, click on the LOG IN button at the top right and either sign in or purchase our online MSL training course.


MSL exam - get recognised with your MSL-certificate and MSL-cert title

We have developed an online MSL exam so you can test your MSL knowledge after the online training to see if you are ready to start applying for the MSL role. When you pass the exam, you will automatically receive your MSL certificate of excellence (MSL-cert) and you can add your title to your CV and your LinkedIn profile (i.e. Dr. Jane Smith MSL-cert, Phd, BPharm). This certificate will give you the recognition and attention to get noticed by hiring managers and recruiters. Click on the first link to start your exam. Clickhere to see more

How to best work with recruiters

In this chapter, we will give you insight on how to best work with recruiters, understand their rational of working/not working with you and how to best approach them and not waste their time. In addition, we teach you other ways to find jobs. Clickhere to see more

How to optimally prepare and perform in your MSL interview

This chapter is a deep dive into the different MSL interview rounds you can expect. It is based on the FSTP team's years of pharma/MSL experiences mixed with practical with the information we have obtained from our candidates and packaged to be highly practical for your interviews. We will cover: the phone interview; the skype interview(s); the face-to-face interview; assessment center interview; MSL role play interview; 30-60-90 day MSL business plan discussion AND very important how to discuss salary in your MSL interview. In short, everything you need to know to get ready for your MSL interview. Clickhere to see more

Clinical paper presentation - GOLD/PLATINUM ONLY

For the MSL interview you will often be asked to do a clinical paper presentation and we have THE resource to help you with this. In this chapter, we will tell you how you can best prepare for this presentation ahead of time to beat the competition especially when the time lines are short. It contains the following: 1) the different formats and modalities of this interview round; 2) how to identify the paper ahead of time; 3) how to best structure your presentation; 4) how to role play it as an experienced MSL; 5) what questions you can expect and how to answer them as an MSL; 6) what questions an experienced MSL would ask the (doctors in the) audience and; 7) examples of 10+ successful MSL clinical paper PowerPoint presentations What more do you want?! This resource is only for our GOLD/PLATINUM members. You can easily upgrade if you'd like access to this great resource. Clickhere to see more

Fast Facts disease handbooks - PLATINUM members only

This is an extra feature for our PLATINUM members. We have partnered with to provide you with 20 digital access to ACCURATE, RELEVANT & ACCESSIBLE clinical disease medical training handbooks, allowing you to become a real clinical disease expert and nailing your MSL interview! This resource is only for our PLATINUM members. You can easily upgrade if you'd like access to this great resource. Clickhere to see more

Healthcare system by country - GOLD/PLATINUM ONLY - NEW

Understanding your OWN country's healthcare system is crucial when you (want to) start working in the pharmaceutical industry as an MSL. It is completely different than being a patient yourself as you need to have an in-depth knowledge of all the different stakeholders, the referral system, the payers etc. Focus on your own county's healthcare system only!!! Please send us any website/pdfs/updates on healthcare systems that would be relevant to you/other students: Clickhere to see more

Code of ethics/compliance - PLATINUM ONLY - NEW

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world with strict ethical guides and rules that you have to adhere to as an MSL. Knowing the importance and implications of these ethical rules and guidelines will make you stand out of the competition and shows you are ready as a real MSL for this job! Let us know if you have data for other countries or have newer versions and email the url (or PDF) to Clickhere to see more

Clinical Trials - PLATINUM ONLY - NEW

As an MSL you are always talking about the latest clinical data and should therefore know enough about clinical trials. This chapter will help you with that using international guidelines to guide you. It is worthwhile reading guidelines from other countries as well to get a better understanding of the subject matter Clickhere to see more

Drug approval process and regulatory agencies involved - PLATINUM ONLY - NEW

Regulatory approval is - after clinical trials - the most important step in bringing a drug to the market. Without regulatory approval there is not much of a future/market for the drug. Understanding the regulatory system and the regulatory agencies is important for an MSL/Medical Affairs professional to fully comprehend where one can influence and speed up the process by working with the right (in- and external) stakeholders. Please send us any website/pdfs/updates that would be relevant to you/other students: Clickhere to see more

Clinical Guidelines - PLATINUM ONLY NEW

Clinical guidelines are the MSL's best friend. Knowing the guidelines inside out with its treatment choices, treatment algorithms, patient subgroups, genetic testing, side effect profiles etc is what you need to know to become an expert in your MSL field. We have collated them for you here. If you miss one, and you have one that needs to be added, email us at Clickhere to see more

Information about medicines (PI, PILs, SmPC, CMI, AUSPAR, EPAR, FPAR) - PLATINUM ONLY - NEW

Knowing where to find your information about your drug and the competitors'drugs, the indications, the safety, the contraindications, the countries regulatory reviews of the drug submission etc is crucial to have to prepare for your second and later interview rounds. Clickhere to see more

Pharmacovigilance / Drugsafety - PLATINUM MEMBERS only - NEW

Pharmacovigilance (PV or PhV) is also know as drugn safety. It is the pharmacological science relating to the collection, detection, assessment, monitoring, and prevention of adverse effects with pharmaceutical products and devices. Pharmacovigilance is derived from the Greek word pharmakon (drug) and the Latin word vigilare (to keep watch). Ultimately, pharmacovigilance is concerned with identifying the hazards associated with pharmaceutical products and devices and with minimizing the risk of any harm that may come to patients. Companies must conduct a comprehensive drug safety and pharmacovigilance audit to assess their compliance with worldwide laws, regulations, and guidance. Clickhere to see more

Disease and Industry reports - PLATINUM only

Here you will find a growing list of in-depth competitive insight reports from GervanoRA on: drugs, diseases and country-specific intelligence. Clickhere to see more