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Welcome to The Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs

The Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA) is an independent certifying organization that has developed standards and an examination in the field of Medical Affairs for the growing number of healthcare professionals who are involved in medical affairs.

ACMA provides recognition and distinction in the field of medical Affairs for healthcare professionals who successfully credential and complete a written examination.

Board Certification in Medical Affairs –
Why it matters?

Benefits of Board Certification in Medical Affairs:

The success of any team depends on the knowledge and expertise of each of its members. The evolving healthcare landscape along with changes in regulations governing the pharmaceutical industry make specialized training in medical affairs increasingly important for the pharmaceutical industry. In medical affairs, the board certified medical affairs specialist program (BCMAS) is quickly becoming the gold standard when it comes to determining the qualifications and capabilities of a medical affairs professional.

Documentation of specialized experience and skills yields the additional benefits of personal satisfaction, financial rewards and career advancement.

The only Accredited Program, the BCMAS certification is the future of medical affairs™.

As the underlying complexities of drug development and science increase, so will the need for a broader skillset. Those medical affairs professionals who successfully expand their level of knowledge will discover greater career opportunities.

Peer Developed and Recognized

The BCMAS program was developed by subject matter experts from several disciplines such as:

  • Medical Affairs
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Health Economics Outcomes Research
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Clinical Development


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Pharmaceutical Companies

The ACMA partners with medical affairs & compliance within pharmaceutical companies interested in offering the BCMAS program within their organizations.

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Universities/Academic institutions

The ACMA works closely with colleges of medicine, pharmacy and PhD programs in the life & physical sciences to offer the BCMAS program to students in an accredited doctoral program. Currently, the BCMAS program is utilized in colleges of pharmacy, medicine, and PhD programs.

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