Medical sales representatives (widely referred to as reps) are a key link between medical and pharmaceutical companies and healthcare professionals. They sell their company's products, which include medicines, prescription drugs and medical equipment, to a variety of customers including general practices, primary care trusts (PCTs), hospitals and pharmacies. They also work strategically to increase the awareness and use of their company's pharmaceutical and medical products.
Medical sales reps are usually based in a specific geographical location and specialise in a particular product or medical area. They may also make presentations and organise group events for healthcare professionals, as well as working with contacts on a one-to-one basis.