About the Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist Program (BCMAS)

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BCMAS Program Overview

  • Online, self-paced program. Accredited by the ACCME/ACPE.
  • Earn CME/CE Credits.
  • Provides the most comprehensive training in medical affairs with over 20 modules.
  • Contains knowledge check questions, glossary of important terms, and case studies.
  • Instant chat function for live support with content related & technical questions.
  • Progress check indicators track your performance.
  • Contains a question bank of over 100 question to prepare for the board exam.

About the Board Exam

  • Online, proctored exam (requires a web camera).
  • Candidates are given 3 hours to take the exam.
  • Results are provided within 1-3 days.

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.

Eligibility Criteria
To meet the requirements for BCMAS, you must:

  • Hold an MD, PharmD, or a PhD from an accredited university
  • Individuals with several years of pharmaceutical industry experience will be considered.
  • *ECFMG Foreign medical graduate are eligible.
  • Candidates have 6 months to complete the BCMAS program.
  • Most candidates complete the program in 6-8 weeks.

Getting Started

  • Click here to apply directly online.
  • Alternatively, email us to receive an application packet.

Maintenance of Certification

  • The BCMAS Program must be renewed every 5 years. Renewal can be done either (1) by retaking the board exam and passing OR (2) completing 20 hours of continuing education approved by the ACMA.

Program Cost

  • The program cost (including a $49 non-refundable application fee) is $1999.
  • The ACMA offers 2 payment options.
    • Full payment upon acceptance into the program OR
    • Installment payment plan over 3 months.