It's so obvious that it's a gag for most doctors I know, but this editorial in the Denver Post really isn't funny. It's about one pharma sales rep's observation that all that's needed to get the job is, basically, to be good-looking. She even made a film about it:
Some more snippets, this time from her real-life experience, not her film:
At these meetings, Slattery-Moschkau said she met athletes, drama majors, artists and musicians, but rarely someone with a nursing or pharmacy background..."At one point, I was looking around and saying, 'Is this really happening?' We're talking about drugs that make the difference between life and death."
This is why medical science liaisons are so important--they supply the necessary scientific background and skills to do more than lob a sales pitch. For more, click here.