The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BCMAS™) program is arguably one of the best paths you can choose to enter the MSL/medical affairs industry or to elevate your existing career as an MSL.
This comprehensive, 20-module, self-paced, online program establishes a minimum level of core competencies crucial for success as a medical affairs professional. With BCMAS™ certification, you demonstrate that you’ve mastered the highest standard of knowledge through intensive study, self-assessment, and evaluation.
Covers traditional pharma, medical devices, and diagnostics as well as newer areas such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology
Focuses on ethical and compliance issues relevant to any medical affairs professional
Provides a comprehensive understanding of pharmacoeconomics, clinical trial design, evidence-based medicine, drug development, REMS, and pharmacovigilance
Centers on important functional areas within medical affairs, such as compliant publication practices, advisory board, CME, investigator sponsored research, and post-marketing studies
Provides basic presentation and communication skills essential for any effective medical affairs professional
Each of the 20 BCMAS™ modules includes:
Establishes your existing knowledge of the specific module's content
Consists of multiple sections that vary from module to module
Determines how well you’ve absorbed and retained the module content
It's a self-paced program, and you have six months to complete the board certification. On average, most learners complete the program within 2-3 months (approximately 40 hours).
Align the direction and goals of a medical affairs organization by better understanding the cross-functional areas that relate to medical affairs
These areas include regulatory affairs, clinical development, marketing, compliance, and drug development
Understand health economics outcomes research as it relates to medical affairs
Learn about clinical-trial design and evidence-based medicine
Become an expert at interpreting medical literature
Broaden your knowledge in diagnostics and medical devices
Understand publication planning and regulations