The pay’s good, and, because you’re often working at home or out on the road, you benefit from a company car and laptop computer.
A common first role in medical sales is that of medical representative, which mostly involves promoting prescription products to GPs and hospital doctors, pharmacists and nurses. You can expect to undergo an initial training course, which will teach you all about the products, therapy area, and how to promote them in a very competitive environment.
The ABPI Code of Practice requires medical representatives to take and pass an examination covering their knowledge of the human body, pathology and pharmacology, body systems and three specialist topics selected from a list of 12. These include disease areas, immunology and pharmacology. As well as having a thorough understanding of the ABPI Code of Practice, representatives must also understand the structure and function of the NHS.
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