Example Medical Sales Interview Questions
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Do I Really Need Medical
Device Sales Training?
This is a question we receive pretty frequently at Surgical Sales 101 and in short the answer is yes. All medical device and equipment companies are more likely to hire sales candidates with medical sales / product training. Your recent college degree is certainly an important prerequisite for an entry level job. But to stand above the crowded field of applicants and improve your odds of success once you get the job, specialized training is critical. The hiring process for sales professionals in most high paying fields in the United States will be competitive. The difference between getting the job, or getting denied, comes down to industry knowledge and training.
As such we have created a short medical device sales test that is designed to assess your current knowledge and find areas where you may need medical sales training. The quiz is a simple test with questions that any current orthopedic medical sales rep should be able to answer without much strain.
Test Your Knowledge
- What is the “Coronal Plane”?
- How many bones are in the human foot and ankle?
- What does the term “Xenograft” mean?
- In a Triple Arthrodesis, what three joints are involved and what is the surgical objective?
- How many tendons make up the Rotator Cuff?
- What does the acronym “ORIF” stand for?
- Name the four ligaments that help to stabilize the knee.
- What is the largest muscle in the human body?
- What is the most common mechanism of injury for a fractured wrist?
- How does bone heal?
Check Your Results
- In anatomic position, the Coronal Plane divides the body into front and back halves.
- 28, including the two sesamoid bones on the plantar surface of the great toe.
- A biologic augmentation taken from a non-human species.
- The subtalar joint, the calcaneal cuboid joint and the talar navicular joint. The objective is to fuse those joints, restore stability and relieve pain.
- Four. Subscapularis, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Supraspinatus. (SITS)
- A fracture fixation technique. Open Reduction Internal Fixation.
- Anterior and posterior cruciate Ligaments. Medial and lateral collateral Ligaments.
- Gluteus Maximus.
- FOOSH. Fall Onto Outstretched Hand.
- Through a continuous process of inflammation, hematoma, creeping substitution and remodeling.
How Did You Do?
10: Provided you can show a history of experience and training, you are ready to apply! Visit our non medical interview questions page to make sure you are ready for the types of questions you’ll be asked.
7-9: You clearly have some medical knowledge and experience, but to really solidify that knowledge you may want to look into some more training that covers not only medical information, but consultative sales as well.
4-6: You’re on the right track, but you would certainly benefit from a dedicated course that can provide you with the resources to be successful in this competitive, but rewarding, career. Here is some more information on the medical sales field, and some of the medical sales training we provide.
0-3: You won’t get very far in medical sales with your current experience, we advise you learn more about the medical sales field, if it’s right for you, and how to get started to help get you on the right track to success.
Interested in learning more? Key topics like these and so much more, which will give you your best chance for competing in this rewarding industry, are covered in our introductory course that is designed to get you job ready in just 5 weeks. Or, if you prefer, you can speak directly with an experienced sales rep about your best options to get started in this rewarding field.