MSL-KOL Interaction Package

Frustrated applying for MSL jobs and being told time and time again that “experience is required”?   What if there was a way to get actual MSL experience….without securing an MSL job?

 

Now there is! Introducing the MSL-KOL Interaction Package. A brand new 1:1 training developed to give aspiring and early career MSLs actual MSL experience that they can put on their Linkedin, their resume and discuss in MSL interviews! 

The MSL-KOL Interaction Package will provide you with real experience in:

 

  • Reviewing and understanding the strategy around medical plans

  • Upskilling in a new therapeutic area

  • Researching a real life KOL

  • Reaching out to KOLs

  • Setting KOL meeting objectives

  • Planning for KOL meetings

  • Developing presentations for KOLs

  • MSL-KOL virtual interactions

 

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How it works

You are provided with the MSL Pack which includes;

  • An assigned drug & company
  • A medical plan (this is a list of activities or tactics the medical affairs team are planning to do which will help the company achieve the overall strategic objectives of your assigned drug)
  • Approved Product Information of your assigned drug 

  • A clinical study for your assigned drug

  • A target KOL (NOTE: You will be given the name of an actual KOL, that you can research online but the KOL will be played by MSL Consultant Founder, Aoife in the Zoom call)

  • Meeting objective aligned to the medical plan

  • Guidance on reaching out to KOLs

  • KOL Meeting planner 

  • Guidance on preparing a short presentation to discuss with the KOL

Your Task

  • Review and understand the strategy of your assigned drug 

  • Upskill in a new therapeutic area

  • Research the target KOL

  • Reach out to the target KOL 

  • Prepare and present a short slide show to the KOL

  • Secure a meeting with the target KOL

  • Plan the questions you will ask and the discussion points for the KOL meeting

  • Have a 15 minute Zoom call with the KOL and reach the required objective

Assessment

Following the 15 minute Zoom call with the KOL, you will receive an assessment and feedback on; 

 

  • KOL knowledge - 20%

  • Assigned drug knowledge - 20%

  • Outreach email - 20%

  • Meeting objective execution - 20%

  • Emotional intelligence - 20%

 

 If you score over 70%, MSL Consultant will provide you with the following endorsement on Linkedin:

 

“[Insert name] has demonstrated the ability to utilise desktop research to uncover a KOLs motivators and pain points, utilise this research to secure a KOL meeting and plan effectively for KOL meetings. Furthermore, they have shown an ability to upskill in a new therapeutic area very quickly and become a credible and trusted source of  scientific information. Based on the skills and knowledge [insert name] possess’, I would highly recommend them for an MSL role”

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Suzanne, UK

The KOL interaction package was a great experience. It gave me some real insight into what is a huge part of the MSL role and has helped solidify my ambition to obtain an MSL position. Aoife’s feedback was very constructive and I’ve come away with some really useful learning objectives related to further upskilling. Would definitely recommend for aspiring MSLs. 

Ning, Canada

As an aspiring MSL, I am keen to learn more about the role, particularly how to utilize scientific exchange with KOLs to gather meaningful clinical insights. The KOL interaction experience allowed me to challenge myself to upskill in a completely different therapeutic area in 2 weeks, identify KOLs in line with a specific strategic objective, as well as provide succinct medical information in a conversational presentation. I also learnt how to tailor content in order to deliver the most relevant research data, and leverage emotional intelligence to ask probe questions and build a rapport. It’s a fantastic experience!

Bukunmi, UK

I had no experience reaching out to KOLs but this package was so useful. From sending the initial email to preparing the presentation slides, this KOL package has everything you’ll need.

 

 

Thanks again Aoife

FAQ

What is the time requirement for the program? 

Upon purchase you will receive immediate access to the MSL Starter P​ack which includes;

  • An assigned drug & company
  • A medical plan
  • Approved Product Information of your assigned drug 

  • Clinical study for your assigned drug

  • A target KOL (NOTE: You will be given the name of an actual KOL, that you can research online but the KOL will be played by MSL Consultant Founder, Aoife in the Zoom call)

  • Meeting objective aligned to the medical plan

  • Guidance on reaching out to KOLs

  • KOL Meeting planner 

  • Guidance on preparing a short presentation to discuss with the KOL

You then have 4 weeks to book in a call with the KOL (who will be played by me) and have the virtual KOL meeting. After which you will receive the results of your assessment from me. 

It takes between 3 and 10 hours to work through the material, this varies depending on your experience reading clinical trial data. 

If I fail the assessment is there an option to re-do the KOL interaction call? 

Yes, the assessment can be retaken for an additional fee of 20 USD. However, if all instructions are followed and the pre-work is done, scoring under 70% is unlikely to happen. 

Will I be given a recording of the session after the call?

Yes, all participants will receive access to the recording for their review and learning after the call.

How is the feedback given?

The feedback will be given directly after the KOL call in the remaining 15 minutes of the Zoom call.

 

Is the information provided relevant to my geographical area? 

 

There are four different geographical areas available. 

  • Australia

  • UK

  • USA 

  • Canada

 

When you purchase the MSL-KOL Interaction package, you will see 4 folders in your download. Choose the folder with the geographical area most relevant to you.