About the Board Certified Medical Affairs
Specialist (BCMAS) Program

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BCMAS Program Overview

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Work anytime & anywhere. Online and self-paced, the BCMAS program is made for busy professionals.

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The most comprehensive curriculum for medical affairs professionals in the world. Become a specialist today.

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IACET/ANSI Accredited Board Certification Program. Recognized around the world as the standard for medical affairs training.

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Dedicated Live Support for content and technical related questions.

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Over 20 e-learning modules to help successfully prepare you pass the BCMAS board exam.

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Fresh & Clean Interface. Simple to use and straightforward.

The Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs Credible. Trustworthy. Accredited.

Eligibility Criteria

Who can enroll?

To be eligible for the BCMAS program you must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • Hold an MD/MBBS/DO, PharmD/BPharm, DNP, or PhD from an accredited institution*
  • OR
  • Have >2 years relevant industry experience (includes pharmaceutical, diagnostics, medical devices and/or medical education agency experience).

*Note: Each applicant will be considered based on their professional, clinical, and educational background.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Align the basic direction and goals of a medical affairs organization by better understanding the cross-functional areas that relate to medical affairs such as 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, evidence-based medicine, and become an expert at interpreting medical literature.
  • Broaden your knowledge in diagnostics and medical devices as well as better understanding publication planning and regulations.

Program Content: Topics Covered

Topics Covered

  • Pharmaceutical Industry Overview
  • Medical Device Industry
  • Diagnostics Industry
  • Rules Governing Interactions with Healthcare Professionals
  • Health Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR)
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Clinical Trials Design
  • Presentation and Communication Skills
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Compliance
  • Abstract and Medical Writing
  • Publication Practices
  • Drug Development Practices
  • Overview of Medical Information
  • Medical Science Liaisons and Field-Based Medical Teams
  • Grant and Investigator-Initiated Study Funding and Process
  • Advisory Boards
  • Post Marketing Studies
  • Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
  • Medication Safety and Pharmacovigilance

Program Cost

About the Board Exam

Maintenence of Certifcation

The BCMAS Program must be renewed every 5 years. Renewal can be done either:
  1. Retaking the board exam and passing OR
  2. Completing 20 hours of continuing education approved by the ACMA.

BCMAS Benefits

*in association with ScientiaCME

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