BCMAS at a Glance

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BCMAS Program Overview

Self Paced, Online

Included- 20 peer reviewed preparatory modules

Practical Case Studies

200 practice question test-bank

Comprehensive Life Sciences Industry Glossary

Validated pre/post quiz assessments

Final Online Board Exam

24/7 Dedicated Live Chat Support

Access to Industry Mentors

Program Cost

  • BCMAS Certification Fee is $1999.
  • The ACMA offers 2 payment options.
    1. Full one-time payment OR
    2. 3 Month Installment payment plan

About the Board Exam

  • Online, proctored exam (requires a web camera).
  • Candidates are given 3 hours to take the exam.
  • Exam is made up of approximately 90-100 questions.

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.

The Official Board Certification for MSL/Medical Affairs Professionals. BCMAS ™

Eligibility Criteria

Who can enroll?

*In order to be board certified via BCMAS, you must:

  • Hold an MD, PharmD, PhD, DO, MBBS, DNP, NP, PA, BPharm, PsyD, or other relevant degree from an accredited college, university or institution.
  • OR
  • Have completed at least a bachelor’s degree and have 2 years relevant professional experience (ie., pharmaceutical industry experience, clinical and/or research experience).

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

Program Content: 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

BCMAS Benefits

Some Of The Companies Where Board Certified Professionals In Medical Affairs Have Come From

Customized MSL Training Programs and Topics

The ACMA offers customized training and professional development for MSL teams. Our training programs can be customized to meet your company’s specific needs (disease state, clinical, and soft skills training). Our MSL professional development and training solutions are based on real-world experience from professionals with world class MSL experience.

  • Successfully building an MSL team in preparation for launch
  • Effectively working with cross-functional teams (i.e. sales, marketing etc)
  • Building effective long term value-added ethical KOL relationships
  • Emotional Intelligence for MSLs
  • Pre and post KOL visit strategy and creating objectives for each visit
  • Developing a Specific Strategy and plan for each KOL
  • Insight gathering and Competitive Intelligence
  • Maximizing MSL performance
  • Investigator led research (IITs ISTs etc.) communication strategy
  • Developing and utilizing MSL KPI’s and Metrics
  • Conference planning and strategy
  • Effectively managing Advisory Boards
  • Advanced presentation and communication skills