Certification is becoming an important factor in the healthcare industry in general. A survey of over 1000 key opinion leaders (KOLs) found that over 90% preferred medical affairs professionals who had a Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BCMAS) designation.
Several pharmaceutical companies also look at certification as a way to assess whether an individual possesses the skills and knowledge required for successful performance in a medical affairs role. Why are companies looking for this assurance? They want to hire the best of the best. By becoming board certified in your field of expertise, and by maintaining BCMAS, you are saying that you:
These are powerful statements that speak volumes about you as a professional and the company or organization you represent. Board certification demonstrates that you are committed to your profession and that you want to continue to learn and grow.
Studies have shown that individuals who are certified in their field have higher salaries and better promotion opportunities.
The ACMA is the only accredited medical affairs and Medical Science Liaison (MSL) training provider in the pharmaceutical industry. The ACMA is accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education & Training (ANSI/IACET), which is a badge of excellence & distinction indicating that the ACMA maintains the highest standards of quality & excellence in medical affairs and MSL training.
Additionally, the ACMA in partnership with ScientaCME is a joint provider of CME/CE for physicians and pharmacists. We are also a member organization of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.
The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist Program (BCMAS) is the industry standard in medical affairs and MSL training. The ACMA has developed the first ever universal standards of conduct for medical affairs and MSL professionals.
ACMA learners are in over 40 countries. We have partnerships with several global organizations including Interfarma in South America, the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), the Council for Continuing Pharmaceutical Education in Canada and many others.
Research in education demonstrates that learners do best when learning on their own terms. The BCMAS program is a self-paced, online program. It is designed for busy professionals. Study on your laptop, tablet or mobile device.