How to become an MSL 

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Explore the Medical Science Liaison Role

MSLs are the scientific, clinical disease and medical expert within the medical (affairs) department of a pharmaceutical or biotech company. MSLs work with the top leaders in the field (KOLs) helping to bring innovative new medicines to patients and help further enhance the quality use of medicine (QuM) of established products. MSLs have advanced scientific, medical and clinical knowledge and academic credentials generally consisting of a master's and/or a doctorate degree (PhD, PharmD, Master or MD)

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SILVER - basic

$599

Self-paced, all online

  • 6 MSL introductory training videos
  • 6 MSL recruitment training videos
  • CV/resume masterclass 
  • Successful MSL CV/resumes examples 
  • MSL interview deep-dive resources
  • Commonly asked MSL interview questions
  • MSL certificate of excellence (MSL-cert)
  • also comes in 3 monthly payments of $225
  • 1 year access
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GOLD - advanced

$999

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  • Everything from the SILVER package AND
  • Clinical disease guidelines
  • Biostatistics for MSLs
  • Healthcare systems around the world
  • How to make a clinical paper presentation
  • 1 real-life example of a clinical paper presentation
  • MSL certificate of excellence (MSL-cert)
  • 1*30 min Personal phone coaching MSL interview session
  • also comes in 3 monthly payments of $375
  • 1.5 year access

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PLATINUM - Professional

$1499

ALL THE SUPPORT YOU WANT

  • Everything from the SILVER & GOLD package AND
  • How to write a cover letter guide
  • Cover letter examples
  • 15 real-life clinical paper presentation examples
  • 1* review of your clinical paper presentation
  • 25 Fast Facts medical disease handbooks
  • Key clinical trial data read-out slidedecks
  • Guidelines: Clinical trials, Drug approval, Regulatory guidelines, Code of ethics/compliance guidelines, Drug safety, Product Information
  • MSL certificate of excellence exam (MSL-cert)
  • 4* 30min Personal phone coaching sessions MSL interviews
  • WELCOMES PHONE CALL
  • also comes in 3 monthly payments of $549
  • 2 year access
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Testimonials:

Read the testimonials from our FSTP alumni who are now working as MSL in all major pharmaceutical companies across the globe

Nicole Rawnsley 
MSL-Cert, PharmD
Medical Science Liaison Dermatology, Ortho Derma
UNITED STATES

"The FSTP team were extremely helpful throughout the entire process. As soon as I found out about my interview, they set up a phone call with one of the coaches and they helped to prepare me even more for my live interview. I am truly grateful for everyone at FSTP for all of their help in obtaining my dream job as an MSL. Obtaining a role as an MSL takes time and dedication, but FSTP truly helps you to stand out amongst the pool of candidates.”

Steven Matos 
MSL-Cert, PhD
Medical Science Liaison 
CNS, Purdue
CANADA

“from SCIENCE to PHARMA” was a valuable tool that helped me reach my goal of becoming an MSL. Their e-training platform doesn't just provide a comprehensive course to help job seekers understand the pharma industry, it also provides you with an opportunity to discuss with their team of experienced MSLs. They were always very approachable and always willing to offer valuable insights into the pharma world based on their previous experiences!"

Sammy Mohandas
MSL-cert, MD
Medical Science Liaison Ophthalmology, Novartis
AUSTRALIA

“Coming from a clinical (MD) background, the FSTP team coached me to better understand my strengths and weaknesses as an aspiring MSL candidate during our one-on-one phone coaching sessions. The FSTP team coaches gave me all the real-life MSL tricks on how to ask questions and to respond to questions during my MSL-doctor role play interview. The team is very experienced and the FSTP MSL course has helped me to get my first MSL job at Novartis in ophthalmology. Thank you FSTP team for your support!”

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