Praise for the Book
The names of these individuals are withheld by request by them and/or their employer(s).
“Reading your book gave me deja vu of when I was looking for a MSL position. You are right on in all aspects of this book. If I had this book when I was looking to become a MSL, I would have saved myself lots of time and agony! I personally had to go through several phone and live interviews (only to be rejected and learn from my mistakes) to finally get a MSL job. This book could have saved me from my novice approach because you broke down all aspects of the job application to make a candidate successful. I’ve read top selling job interview books. What makes your book unique is that you get right to the point, is concise, and focuses on the common mistakes that candidates make when looking for a MSL position. Other books wastes the reader’s time on basic etiquette and background information that does not usually apply to the interview!”
– Dr. Nicole T., Pharm.D., MSL with a big pharma company
“…Jane did a marvelous work, as I expected. I cannot possibly commend her enough for the fine work on this… ”All MSLs Started with No MSL Experience!” is not only a good piece of writing but a real contribution to the field. Thanks Jane for all you are doing.”
– Mike C., MSL Trainer & Associate Director with a biotech company
“I wish Dr. Chin’s book ”All MSLs Started with No MSL Experience!” ‘was a available five years ago when I made the transition from the corporate world of the pharmaceutical industry to the challenging and fulfilling role of an MSL. This guide is equipped with an accurate description of nuances of the role, the pros and cons of working as a contract MSL, how to communicate the value your experience and education brings to the table via cover letters and CV/resumes, and practical tips on how to prepare for and succeed in the phone and face-to-face interview process. This is a ”must read” for anyone who is thinking about becoming an MSL.”
–Dr. Dan S., Ph.D. Associate MSL Director with a specialty pharma company
“The role of a pharmaceutical Medical Sciences Liaison (MSL), is at best, poorly defined, and landing an MSL position can be a very daunting process. Dr. Chin has described the role and the vocational approach to make this a somewhat manageable task. For her definition alone, the book is worth the purchase price. Dr. Chin provides intuition into the mind of the MSL Director, giving the prospective candidate a competitive advantage on the competition. For anyone wishing to become an MSL, interviewing for an MSL role, or even functioning currently in this role, Dr. Chin’s book is a must-read.”
– Dr. Jim W., Ph.D., MSL with a biotech company
Jane has been fabulous in providing important content that impact the day-to-day success of a Medical Science Liaison. The subject matters that she raises and the discussions that she posts bring tremendous value and distinction to the life of a successful MSL. Her passion in what she does has helped me to become a successful MSL. Thank you Jane!
– Dr. K.S., DrPH. Assistant Medical Director of a Medical Imaging Company
“I decided to invest the money in your program because it was the only credible and comprehensive source of information I could find on the subject of becoming an MSL, especially without having any direct MSL experience. I realized that the only way to put my best foot forward would be to educate myself first about the field and find out what hiring managers are looking for, and therefore would make me stand out as an applicant in a sea of resumes and cover letters. I also wanted to make sure that the role was right for me before I took the time to apply, which was not easy to find out through vague job descriptions. The email [articles] that came with the book helped gave me bits and pieces of information that I could think about specifically, and they also helped me to stay motivated to learn more about the role. I deeply appreciate the personal touch you give to those who purchase your book through emails and specific pieces of advice. The most important aspect about your materials is that they make the position seem attainable without experience.”
– Dr. Melissa O., Ph.D., new MSL with a specialty pharma company
“I was working as a consultant when you published your book… I had been interested in an MSL position for some time, but found the “experience” catch-22 in job descriptions to be a conundrum. Your title said it all, so I was in the first group to purchase your book. Fortunately for me, following your sound advice in the book led to a happy new beginning for me! Back in September, I attended [an industry conference] that was in San Diego. I introduced myself to many people… Thus, the networking aspect discussed in your book certainly assisted. Later in the fall, I decided to get more serious on applying for positions. I worked on my CV to make my experience sound more akin to MSL activities, as suggested in your book, and send out an email to some of those I met. I interviewed at the beginning of the year and they called me while I was still waiting to board the plane to make me an offer. I’ve been working since late March, and I love the company and the position thus far!”
– Ph.D. Name Withheld by Request [new MSL with a specialty pharma company]
Dear Jane, I wanted to share some wonderful news with you. I have just been hired by [specialty pharma company] to be on their Women’s Health MSL team. I am absolutely thrilled!!! I will begin this new venture on July 6. Thanks for all of your encouragement and support.
– Nursing Degree MSL’s Name Withheld by Request [new MSL with a specialty pharma company]
Want to be a Medical Science Liaison? Then you need to have Jane on your team! In my successful endeavor to become a Medical Science Liaison, Jane provided me with critical insights into the profession and helped me understand what I could bring to the table. Jane’s book “All MSLs Started with No MSL Experience!” is a culmination of important information which you need to help understand what hiring managers are looking for. Look around and you will find more and more MSLs who are thanking Jane.
– Ph.D. Name Withheld by Request [new MSL with a biotech company]
“I have recruited for Medical Science Liaisons for 12 years. During those 12 years, I have spoken with, and had e-mailed correspondence from, many candidates interested in becoming a Medical Science Liaison. Many have heard about the role, but do not really know how to go about becoming an MSL. I think that Dr. Chin”s book is a wonderful resource for those candidates. She has touched on everything that these candidates need to know: what the MSL role is, working as a contract MSL, how to work with recruiters, writing their C.V./resume and cover letters, and finally how to prepare for both their telephone interview and their in-person interviews. Anyone considering becoming an MSL should read Dr. Chin’s book.”
– Dot Werner, William Halderson & Associates
One MSL director liked the book so much, she bought a second copy for a colleague she was mentoring, saying, “This book is the best resource out there on the MSL career.”
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