What a nice and subtle way to differentiate yourself amongst other peer groups either within or across different companies… The people who go through this process and pass it, that’s a whole different level of commitment that they showed to the organization.
Before going through the certification process, I could function well. But now I have that background understanding to really make me understand what I’m doing, why I’m doing it and how it fits into the whole drug development process.
In my particular instance the certification made sense. I think there’s definitely a big need for some sort of standardization or certification of medical affairs professionals.
In my personal opinion, it’s helping me be more valuable not only to the company, but also these physicians that I meet with and, ultimately, the patients.
I think the ability to obtain a credential in this space that’s based on a level of knowledge of key elements seemed important to me. It made me a more well-rounded practitioner in what I do on a daily basis. My company has made this available to team members in our medical affairs group to also undergo certification... Anyone in the field of medical affairs would benefit from it.
Johnson & Johnson Medical Science Liaison Jamie M. Dettler-Leonard, PhD, BCMAS ™ from provides her review of the BCMAS ™ program on the Pharmacy Podcast Network discussing why BCMAS ™ was worth pursuing. Listen Now!
Industry professionals provide a review of the BCMAS ™ program. Curious to know if the BCMAS ™ is worth pursuing? Listen to BCMAS ™ graduates share their stories!
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