Medical Science Liaison

The PharmaTimes Medical Science Liaison (MSL) of the Year competition is designed to challenge, recognise and reward the best MSLs in the business. Led through an executive steering committee comprised of senior industry medical science leaders, the MSL of the Year competition is unique: it is the ONLY industry wide competition driven by customer feedback from nomination right through to assessment.


  • An opportunity to encourage professional development through peer competency benchmarking outside of your company
  • The chance to develop the skills and abilities of your MSLs against the best in the industry
  • A way to validate the rigor of your recruitment, training and development of your MSL teams as evidenced through their performance in the competition
  • For finalists and winners alike - attract new talent to your organisation and create affiliate pride.


Working with our competition partner Binley's, we asked healthcare professionals to nominate the MSLs who they felt were delivering great customer service and making a real difference to their understanding of the science behind the medicines. The companies who have nominated representatives will be informed, and the finalists will be published on PharmaTimes in due course.


  • Through face to face clinical interactions with relevant specialists (aligned to the finalists specific area of therapy expertise) who will score the interaction based on a set of competency criteria developed by the competition steering committee.
  • Through a panel interview of senior medical science leaders drawn from the executive steering committee (no-one will be judged by their own company).


  • No lengthy submission process or preparation is required prior to the finals, minimising any loss of focus away from your day job.
  • Finals and awards on the same day reducing cost (travel, accommodation and time).
  • A professional curiosity to be measured against peers from companies outside of your own.
  • An opportunity to join our exclusive global alumni of fellow Pharma winners.

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