MSL Performance & Development

MSL Institute conducted a survey in 2006 with senior level medical science liaisons to identify their unique challenges with staying motivated while growing in their careers as seasoned field medical affairs professionals. Presented at MSL Institute's 2007 Executive Forum. [Image series]

By Candace Brown PharmD. There is a bridge of time and a gap of knowledge between signing a contract for hire and actively fulfilling the role of an MSL. Most aspiring MSLs continually seek to learn more and more about the position, what they should be doing now to prepare for the MSL role, and how they should train once hired.

A framework for medical science liaison training to consider is "ROI", which is Results, Objectives, and Implementation. What do you expect your MSLs to accomplish? What are the skills your MSLs need to perform, and how can you evaluate (assess) the effectiveness of these skills? [Image series]

MSL Institute organized an executive program in 2007 for MSL directors and managers to network and to discuss key issues that affect emerging field-medical programs. [Image series]

Create positive visibility as a medical science liaison, stand out as a medical affairs professional, and advance your career. What are the 7 questions all MSLs should ask themselves to identify their unique value contribution to their organizations?

By Mike Chandler. When we become true MSL professionals, we experience job satisfaction and offer maximal value to our employers and colleagues. If we fail to become true MSL professionals, we risk forfeiting our ultimate value, and if we fail to do so as a professional collective, we risk the decline and obsolescence that we are witnessing in other professional groups.

First written in 2003, this is Jane's original "new-to-job" handbook for medical science liaisons, based on best practices identified to help new MSLs get on board, get organized, and get effective. [Image series]

The biohealthcare executive in upper-middle management confronts leadership challenges unique to their industry: they manage highly specialized knowledge workers and innovators, compete at the speed of technology, work in a highly regulated environment, and increasingly are leading virtual teams who may be located in different parts of the world. Practical leadership for biopharmaceutical executives is a guide that strips away the theory and meets head-on the practical leadership challenges these executives face on a daily basis, and provides these "innovator leaders" with the tools to lead effectively in the face of technological complexity.

Medical Science Liaisons of the Future: A Position Against Overspecialization

2006 PROGRAMS msl overspecialization dangers.pdf