Medical Representative

There are so many job titles and terms that everyone, every company use differently. Medical Representative or Medrep is a term that we usually use for pharmacists, or medical person who’s working for pharmaceutical company in order to provide product information and knowledge regarding to product prescription.

However, there many people are still misunderstanding about this role. Today, I am writing about role medrep, what they usually do and what they usual thought about.

5 misunderstanding about medreps:

  • Medrep is a seller: medrep mostly confused or misunderstood by medical personels and they also confused themselves that they’re just pharmaceutical product sellers, nothing different from ordinary sell-person. In fact, medrep are much more than just a seller. In some companies, medrep didn’t allow to sell their products directly to medical doctors, or pharmacies. Their roles are just detailing, and providing information. So, in contrast, they’re not 100% sellers.
  • Medrep are not medical persons: this is very common in Cambodia while most of medreps were undervalue or underestimated by medical doctors. Doctors believe, or somehow, assume that medreps have no medical background. I don’t know for sure, but those kind of medrep happened in 1990s, to be exact. Today, almost all of medreps are medical personels, they do have medical background, some are pharmacists, or even doctors.
  • Medreps are always have lower knowledge than medical doctors: this could be true in terms of pathology, diagnosis or treatment diseases, but however, medreps do have a certain knowledge of diseases, guideline and product usage to any product that they related. Doctors might have broad understanding about diseases and treatment protocol/guidelines, but when it comes to a certain drug or medicine, a medrep might knows it clearly.
  • Medrep is a doer: this part is very important for all medreps. Most of the time, they always consider they’re just a doer, no need to think about strategic planning, business objectives or else, because they have their line managers to think about all of this. This might be wrong. When a medrep take full responsibility at a certain area that they’re covering, they like a business manager for that area. They need to develop their own strategies, planning and also business objectives as well. If a medrep do not know how to expand the business, to achieve the goal and do not have a proper plan for business in their area, they will fail and that will close their opportunity for anothe step which is “management” step.
  • Leadership for medrep is not important: this myth is very obvious and it is very ridiculous. I do believe that leadership is not for everyone, but however, a successful medrep they do have very strong leadership. Leadership is verything we need to know about ourselves, people and lead them. Everyone need to have a strong leadership foundation in order to apply for another step of their career.

These 5 misunderstanding about medreps that I mentioned above are just a small of part of thousand of misunderstanding about medreps and more importantly medreps should have better recognation that just from company but from medical doctors point of view as well.

Last but not least, be strong, be smart and humble.

Future Define

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You can define your future by asking yourself these WH questions.

Where? – Where do you want yourself to go? If you want to achieve your goal, where will you find it?

When? – When will you want yourself to achieve? When will you start action to achieve your goal?

How? – How to achieve it? How you can achieve your future goal?

What? – What to do to achieve it? What support you would need?

Who? – You do it yourself or supports from other? Who will be your consultant? Who will be your partner?

Why? – Why you want to achieve it? Why you need those where, when, how, what?

“Snack” and “Snake” – Most Common Mispronounce

The word “snack” and “snake” are the most common mispronounce words among Cambodian people, even some journalists of some TV channel. Let’s make this right from wrong together.

  1. “SNAKE” [snāk] – (n) a long limbless reptile that has no eyelids, a short tail,          and jaws that are capable of considerable extension. Some snakes have a venomous bite.
  2. “SNACK” [snak]– (n) a small amount of food eaten between meals.

 

SNAKE    <>    SNACK

(ស្នេក)​​​      <>    (ស្នាក)

Why We Are Still Poor?

Poor is the result of our actions. Those actions including:

  1. Laziness
  2. No Creativities to optimize our own resources
  3. No proper saving plan
  4. Over spent
  5. Have only one income resource
  6. Addicted to own or buys new things which we are not actually need
  7. Eating out

There are still many more behavior that we do it everyday that we don’t even realize that it’d make us POOR.

A Lady Called “Mum”

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She sad and cry for almost 50 years.

She hurt and suffer from family issues for almost 50 years.

She raised 4 kids her own for almost 50 years.

She skinny, and she sick.

She got so much pain when her 2nd daughter die because of liver cancer and those hurt still existing.

But…….

She never back down.

She never give up.

She never let her children become hunger, homeless and more importantly she get her children the prestige gift, education and reputation.

That lady is the icon, the idol and the God in my life and more importantly —– She’s a lady that call “Mum”.

I miss you and love you mum!

Stress and Water Intake

Stress, boring, bored and depress are the most common affect that we usually see in office workers. No one can escape from these common side effect.

No matter what or how we feel about our job or any task, you cannot let yourself being stressful or depress because of it. Why? Because the moment your stress or depress with your work, you’re direct and indirectly harming your career goal and also your family. So, how to make yourself away from stress or depress?

There are many ways, but not all of them are easy nor effective enough. However, I’ve tried this simple and effective method is “drink more water” when I’m stress or depress or unhappy about my jobs. It’s sound simple, right? But it’s scientific-based and also have supportive evidences as well.

Studies shown that, if you just half of liter dehydration you’re increasing the level of cortisol, a stress hormone. Dehydration is the most forgotten symptoms that not everyone care about it. The most you stress or upset or unhappy with anything, yourself are not likely want to eat or drink anything.

Thus, when you’re in stressful mood, let’s grab a cub of water and then drink it. You’ll feel relieve

Do not just believe me, try it first.!

Source: WebMD (http://www.webmd.com/diet/water-stress-reduction) accessed: Sept 15, 2015

“The Longest Ride” – The Best Drama of 2015

Speaking about movies, I rarely see Korean dramas because I like Hollywood action, war and drama instead. To feed my favorite, I always search for the best movie I can see.
Yesterday, I had found one and I can tell you that it was good movie that everyone should see. It’s “The Longest Right”.

The movie talked about an university student falling in love with a professional bull rider. They really love each other, but each of them has their own dream and goal. Those became the barrier of their love and they chose to separate and try to follow their own goal.

But at the end, they realized that even though they succeed in their career but it meaningless if they cannot live with their beloved one. Thus they ran to each other and live with each other happily ever after.

There are many parts of the movie that I cannot describes in writing. You guys need to see it and I can guarantee that you’ll love it.

Rate this movie: ****