Gaps in MSL training
As the number of MSLs
has exploded over the
last several years, the
need for MSL specific
training is on the rise.
An MSL needs to be an
expert in their therapeutic
area as well as a wide
range of skills in which
they are often not trained.
Medical Science Liaisons play an
increasingly important role in the success of
pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
Over the next two years MSL teams are expected
As the prevalence of the role increases,
Specific training has not.
Only slightly more than half
of MSLs reported that their
company offers a formal
onboarding MSL training
of all MSLs reported they would like
to have formal training in presentation
and communication skills
Despite the wide range of activities in
which MSLs participate, or activities they
are expected to perform, MSL-specific
soft skills training is minimal.
Many MSLs rarely see other team
members or managers in person, making
training more difficult.
Educating KOLs and
Live and online training is now available
through the MSL Society.
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Intelligence for MSLs” with many more to come!
The MSL Society is committed to providing
global training for MSLs.
The MSL Society is the ONLY 501c3 Non-Profit organization exclusively dedicated to
serving as the voice and advancing the global MSL profession. The Society provides
resources for those interested in the MSL role, as well as, professional growth and
development opportunities for current MSL Managers and individual MSLs.
Data Source: Global Survey of MSLs (330 MSLs in 31 countries), MSL Society, 2013