As we all navigate uncertainty and dramatic changes in our personal and professional lives in light of an unprecedented worldwide pandemic, we are reminded that MSLs are resilient, flexible, adaptable and ever service oriented! No matter what challenges we face, we rise to every occasion and deliver value. 2020 has started with such a force to be reckoned with, yet it will not overtake us. We are strong and will overcome the adversity we face.
The new decade has spawned resolutions, hope and aspirations for all we seek to become. Make each day count; not traveling for KOL engagement has its silver lining with extra time to focus on training, personal development and innovating how MSLs approach field work without being in the field! It’s not too far in 2020 to harness resolutions firmly and accomplish your goals with determination. Take a moment to reflect on where you are today and where you want to be by the end of the year. Keep your focus and stay on course. Make promises to yourself that you can keep. Take calculated risks this year. Measure your success along the way and be accountable to YOU. Resolve to make your aspirations a reality over the course of the year. I am confident 2020 can be a tremendously productive year, as we leverage the amazing knowledge, skills, capabilities and power of the MSL community within our MSL Society!
We mark a new beginning with the launch of The MSL Society journal’s inaugural edition in March 2020 for our growing MSL community! As we began the journey last year laying out plans for the journal, it was clear that you are looking for new information, ideas, personal and professional development, useful tips and more! Given our nimble adaptation to virtual engagement, there is an urgent need to consider tips, ideas and inspiration that will carry each of us through these trying times. We reached out to the society members looking for article ideas and you exceeded our expectations with many excellent topics in the articles submitted! The excitement around the journal is growing and we look forward to delivering fresh insights in every edition! You make this journal what it is and for that we are very grateful!
My hope and desire for the MSL Society journal is to push beyond limits and expand your current boundaries. Is it nerve wracking to step into the unknown? I kind of hope it is! Embrace the uncertainty and focus on managing through the changes. Turn toward challenges, not away from them. Push beyond your limits this year and you will find out more about yourself and what you are capable of doing! Make 2020 your very best year! Please join me in this fantastic journey of discovery with the first edition of The MSL Society journal! It is my sincere hope that each edition brings “light bulb” moments, clear vision for your career path and a desire to put pen to paper as we invite you to contribute with articles you want to share, as well! Wishing all our amazing MSL community good health!
My best to you and our growing MSL community,
Cherie Hyder, PharmD, MSL-BC