Independent Credentialing in Medical Affairs

About Us Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs


The Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA) is a self-governing entity which administers the Medical Affairs certification program content. The council works collaboratively with other academic & industry organizations to ensure that there are adequate educational and professional development opportunities for professionals involved in Medical Affairs as well as clinical & scientific students with an interest in Medical Affairs.

The Mission of the ACMA is to establish, certify, and maintain the competencies of qualified medical and scientific professionals who have a focus in Medical Affairs within the pharmaceutical & biotechnology industries.

The ACMA currently provides two routes to certification within Medical Affairs:

The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist Program (BCMAS) is an accredited board certified program which reflects the highest standards of competency & knowledge within Medical Affairs. Click here for more information on the BCMAS Program including eligibility criteria.

The Medical Affairs Competency Certificate (MACC) Program is for individuals with an interest in the area or for those looking to expand their knowledge. Click here for more information on the MACC Program.

ACMA – Board of Governors


Paul Rowe, MD
Vice President, Sanofi
Bridgewater, NJ

Vice President

Sam Rasty, PharmD, BCPS, MPH
Associate Professor, Clinical & Administrative Services
California Northstate College of Pharmacy
Previous: Regulatory Affairs, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Chicago, IL


Tina Kanmaz, PharmD
Assistant Dean, St. John’s University
College of Pharmacy
Queens, NY


Mehul Patel, PharmD
Medical Director, Allergan