24 episodes

MSL Consultant teaches aspiring and experienced Medical Science Liaisons how to become high performing MSLs. Using her experience and her journey from academia to pharma, founder of MSL Consultant and author of Medical Science Liaison, the Ultimate Step by Step guide, Dr. Aoife O Dwyer PhD, provides practical, clear, actionable advice on how to obtain an MSL role and how to excell at this MSL role.

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MSL Consultant teaches aspiring and experienced Medical Science Liaisons how to become high performing MSLs. Using her experience and her journey from academia to pharma, founder of MSL Consultant and author of Medical Science Liaison, the Ultimate Step by Step guide, Dr. Aoife O Dwyer PhD, provides practical, clear, actionable advice on how to obtain an MSL role and how to excell at this MSL role.

    Medical Insights with Monica Nafria

    Medical Insights with Monica Nafria

    Medical Insights: 

    - What are they? 

    - How can MSLs get them from KOLs? 

    - What do MSLs do with them to show value?

    New to the MSL role and feeling a bit lost?

    MSL Upskill will teach you how to:

    - Understand the Strategy

    - Develop relationships with KOLs

    - Action insights

    Learn more here: https://www.mslconsultant.com/msl-upskill 

    • 25 min
    How to add value to KOLs: Jaclyn Quilantan

    How to add value to KOLs: Jaclyn Quilantan

    In this episode I interview Jaclyn Quilantan, a senior MSL and she shares her personal experience of how to add value to KOLs in the absence of new data. Jaclyn shares specific examples of how she has managed this and the importance of a good intro meeting with a KOL. 

    Interested in becoming an MSL? Check out our MSL e-course. 

    • 23 min
    MSL job: The first 6 months

    MSL job: The first 6 months

    In this episode I interview Gonzalo Gonzalez, a new MSL based in the US. We discuss: 


    How he got his first MSL job
    The challenges he faced when he first started
    What surprises him about the MSL role 
    What advice he would give new MSLs when they are preparing for their first ever KOL meeting

    Interested in becoming a MSL? Check out our e-course, developed to help aspiring MSLs with no experience to get their first MSL job. 

    • 26 min
    How long does it take to get your first MSL job?

    How long does it take to get your first MSL job?

    This episode covers: how to work with recruiters as an MSL, how long it really takes to get your first MSL job, typical MSL interview questions and a day in the life of an MSL. 

    MSL Consultant Resources Cody mentioned: 

    Aspiring MSL ecourse: https://www.mslconsultant.com/onlinecourse

    Interview Guides: https://www.mslconsultant.com/msl-interview 

    • 18 min
    Developing a Medical Affairs Strategy

    Developing a Medical Affairs Strategy

    In this episode I interview Leon Rozen (former Global Medical Director). Leon and I discuss: 


    How MSLs can add value
    What an insight is (including examples of insights and how they have been acted on to change strategy) 
    How MSLs can perform a gap analysis to develop a medical affairs strategy
    How being patient focussed and being strategic go hand in hand

    Leon can be contacted via leonrozen@gmail.com

    For more MSL tips and information sign up to the MSL Consultant newsletter: https://www.mslconsultant.com/newsletter 

    • 26 min
    From Medicine to Pharma - Moving to the Dark Side

    From Medicine to Pharma - Moving to the Dark Side

    In this episode, I interview Benjapol Engkaninan, MD, a medical advisor at Boehringer Ingelheim in Bangkok. Ben shares how he felt moving from medicine to pharma, what he finds most fulfilling about his current role and what he looks for when hiring MSLs for his team. Sign up to the MSL Consultant newsletter to learn more about medical affairs. https://www.mslconsultant.com/newsletter

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Lizzabam ,

Top notch info!

Aoife’s podcast has been a favorite listen of mine for a couple of months. She provides step-by-step info for aspiring MSLs like myself. Highly recommend for anyone interested in medical affairs!

Gurtowsky7175 ,

Very Informative

Great podcast. Very informative. I love that the episodes are quick and right to the point. This is awesome for busy professionals!

LKT DNP ,

Amazing Podcast for aspiring MSLs

Love listening to Aoife and her guests and as an aspiring MSL, this podcast is truly informational!

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