The Next Generation of Medical Communications Professionals

Yesterday a handful of eager hopefuls planning to get into the medical communications industry flocked to Reading for the latest of our Medical Communication Assessment Centres. Daniela, our business manager, and Matt, seasoned consultant and veteran of previous centres we have held, ran the day and had plenty of encouraging things to say about our recent batch of recruits.

DanielaDaniela was impressed by the high level of interest. “Everyone was really engaged and asking great questions. It was brilliant to be able to give them more information about medical communications as an industry and their potential paths in it.”

MattMatt similarly enjoyed providing the candidates insight into the sector. “It was exciting to see the future account directors and editorial team leaders I’ll be working with in just a few short years.”

From the feedback we can see that everyone managed to get something different out of the experience. Some felt that the most helpful aspect of the day was the new information they gained about medical communications. “A very informative day that helped me to understand a lot more about the industry and the day has also provided me with more hints and tips to assist me in choosing my preferred sector within medcomms.”

Others were more struck by the help provided regarding potential interviews. “My favourite aspect of the day was the information about the interview process. The process of interviewing can be really stressful due to lack of information, the presentation helped to eliminate the stress factors.”

Another of our candidates said “I feel a lot more confident about approaching interview now. A lot of questions were answered throughout the presentation, even to the last detail.”

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Our candidates were able to really get their teeth into a hypothetical client liaison scenario and were able to get practical and constructive feedback on their performance. “I particularly enjoyed the presentation as it gave me the chance to step out of my comfort zone and think about what is required when working for a client.” It set them thinking about aspects of the medical communications process they wouldn’t have considered before “gave me an idea of what needs to happen when it comes to managing a project as well as building relationships with clients.”

Proceedings were brought to a close with our traditional team building task, the shipwreck. Daniela and Matt were able to see among the group who the fighters were but also how supportive they were of each other. It was a chance to have to some fun and get everyone working together.

The glowing reviews were clear confirmation of a job well done and included some very enthusiastic endorsements to future participants:

  • “I would recommend this day as it gives you a great insight into the industry and the jobs that are available”
  • “Really informative and helped me to confirm that I want to continue on this career path.”
  • “Would 100% recommend it to anyone considering entering the industry.”
  • “Information provided was very relevant and helpful.”

If you’re interested in attending one of our future MedComms Professionals Assessment Centres please do get in touch on 01189522792 or email rosalind@clinicalprofessionals.co.uk to start the application process.

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