Benefits of becoming a Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BCMAS)

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Why Become Board Certified in Medical Affairs?

Certification is becoming an important factor in the healthcare industry in general. A survey of over 1000 key opinion leaders (KOLs) found that over 90% preferred medical affairs professionals who had a Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BCMAS) designation.

Several pharmaceutical companies also look at certification as a way to assess whether an individual possesses the skills and knowledge required for successful performance in a medical affairs role. Why are companies looking for this assurance? They want to hire the best of the best. By becoming board certified in your field of expertise, and by maintaining BCMAS, you are saying that you:

  • Have met standards that have been established and verified by a credible, accrediting body.
  • Are dedicated to maintaining quality of excellence in your profession.

These are powerful statements that speak volumes about you as a professional and the company or organization you represent. Board certification demonstrates that you are committed to your profession and that you want to continue to learn and grow.

Studies have shown that individuals who are certified in their field have higher salaries and better promotion opportunities.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Certify with the ACMA:

  • We are the Industry Standard: The ACMA credential is recognized nationally and internationally as a true mark of quality and excellence in the pharmaceutical industry for medical affairs professionals. The BCMAS program is the first accredited board certification program in the world. Each certification exam is developed, administered and analyzed using the highest industry standards and state-of-the-art psychometric methodologies.
  • Distinguish Yourself: Because ACMA offers multiple but related certificates, you can more readily become certified in more than one specialty, making you more valuable and marketable in the field.
  • Go International: ACMA certification is widely accepted throughout the US as well as internationally with 25% of BCMAS graduates coming from outside the US.
  • Expand Your Network: Once certified by ACMA you automatically become a member of the 75,000+ strong ACMA organization and gain access to a multitude of benefits, including discounts on continuing education, leadership opportunities, and access to a mentor to help you get ahead.
  • Be on the cutting edge: ACMA board certification in medical affairs is the future of the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry.