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Medical science liaison vs medical writing--making a career choice

Our guest is Dr. Jennifer Williams. Jennifer holds a law degree from Western Michigan University Law School. She also brings twenty-five years of experience working within the healthcare industry. She has been both a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) and has implemented an MSL program. Jennifer serves on the Advisory Committee for the MSL Society and currently she represents Nascent Medical as our MSL Advisor.
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Our guest is Dr. Jennifer Williams. Jennifer holds a law degree from Western Michigan University Law School. She also brings twenty-five years of experience working within the healthcare industry. She has been both a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) and has implemented an MSL program. Jennifer serves on the Advisory Committee for the MSL Society and currently she represents Nascent Medical as our MSL Advisor.

1:30: Understanding what knowledge is needed for MSLs (hint: regulatory and business). Also needed, scientific acumen, verbal and written communication skills.
3.20: How does MSL work differ from being a salesperson?
4.08: Metric, access time, used for measuring MSL interaction with KOLs 4.53: What does an MSL do?
5.30: Different types of MSLs: outcomes MSL; pharma MSL; medical device MSLs; publication MSL; multifunction MSLs
9.00: How are MSLs perceived by clinicians?
11.07: What steps should medical writers do to get a job with a company as an MSL?
12.41 occupational outlook of MSLs (it’s good)
13.25: One crucial action needed for MSL interview success
15:02: MSL society – benefits of membership
16:40: Communication skills in MSLs
17:35: How do I approach people who would hire an MSL?
18:29: difference between MSL role and clinical manager role
18:55: What do MSLs get paid? (a lot )
19:42: A question she often gets: Why are sales people sometimes not allowed to go on KOL visits with MSLs?

19th January 2016

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