MSL Academy

The below resources are free for our members only. To get access to it click on the log in button at the top and either log in or purchase our online MSL training 12 chapter course.

 

Where should I start? - NEW

You have taken your first step to change your career for the better. To guide you through our many resources, we have made a 10 step for you to get started. So, start here before you start the MSL video training.

Get your MSL certificate of completion

To get noticed on LinkedIn as a top MSL candidate, you need to highlight your learning from our online MSL training platform. Email us for your certificate of completion when you have finished our training course (fstp@fromSCIENCEtoPHARMA.com. To get noticed you should do three things: 1. Add "MSL trainee" to your experience and search and search for FSTP to add as your company. 2.Post your certificate on a LinkedIn post together with the text we have sent you via email 3. Change your headline to: MSL trainee - from SCIENCE to PHARMA 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

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: fstp@fromSCIENCEtoPHARMA.com 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 fstp@fromSCIENCEtoPHARMA.com) Clickhere to see more

Drug approval process and the 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: fstp@fromSCIENCEtoPHARMA.com 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

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

Drug reimbursement and pricing - PLATINUM ONLY -

Market access, pricing and Health Economics and Outcome Research (HEOR) are playing more and more important roles in the pharmaceutical industry. Is your drug giving the benefit that you say it is giving and can you justify that with economic models. Some countries Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is quite well developed. In some other countries it is still in its infancy. It will become more and more important for the pharmaceutical companies and THUS the MSL as well. Please let us know if you have any great resources we can share here: fstp@from SCIENCEtoPHARMA.com 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 3 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

Disease and Industry reports - GOLD/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

The next level MSL - PLATINUM MEMBERS ONLY

In this chapter we will cover some MSL excellence topics Clickhere to see more