• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Maintaining the workflow of documents through various systems of record for medical approval Attending cross-functional meetings regarding product launches Assisting in project managing pre-license patient access programmes and local data generation studies Conducting literature reviews on clinical pathways Shadowing MSLs during HCP meetings Attending disease area training and clinical trial data training


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Presentation and public speaking Leadership Project management ABPI and SOP training

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • By the end of my placement I was given quite a lot of responsibility but as a lot of medical affairs involves speaking to healthcare professionals and discussing complicated clinical data involving patients you are limited in how much responsibility you can have. Most of the responsibility I was given was internal work

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 3/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • My manager and the immediate team I work with have been very supportive in getting me involved in projects, especially considering my whole placement was virtual due to covid. My manager has also been really supportive in my career development, helping with practice interviews and reviewing my CV

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 4/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The atmosphere is very friendly and everyone is always willing to help you out.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 2/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 3/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I've really enjoyed my placement and have really developed and grown professionally and personally. I would definitely return to MSD after my placement!

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at MSD
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend MSD to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to MSD
  • I'd definitely recommend applying here. For the interview try to find specific things you are interested in about the company/role and try to tailor it to MSD. Also, during the assessment centre make sure you are a team player and get everyone involved when completing group tasks.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


Central London and City

2nd September 2021

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