About the Board Certified Medical Affairs
Specialist (BCMAS) Program

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BCMAS Program Overview


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


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


ACMA Accredited and a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Earn CME/CE Credits*


Dedicated Live Support for content and technical related questions.


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


Fresh & Clean Interface. Simple to use and straightforward.

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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