The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BCMAS) program is a comprehensive, 20-module, self-paced, online program designed to foster the professional development of Medical Affairs professionals. ACMA Board Certification demonstrates that professionals have met rigorous standards through intensive study, self-assessment and evaluation.
The BCMAS certification is the most comprehensive training program in the world. Achieving the BCMAS demonstrates the highest standards of knowledge, and excellence in the medical affairs profession.
It also sets the stage for continual professional development through values centered on lifelong learning. The curriculum serves to provide intermediate level material which is meant to establish a minimum level of core competencies we believe are important for all medical affairs professionals.
The curriculum focuses on 5 key areas:
The BCMAS program is online and self-paced. Individuals are given access to all program materials for six months.
The program consists of twenty modules. Each module contains a pre-quiz, post-quiz, learning objectives, module chapters, and a module summary. The pre and post-quizzes are meant as progress indicators. The program also includes case studies, a question bank, and a glossary of terms.
Time needed to complete: It's a self paced program, but on average most learners complete the program within 1-2 months (approximately 40 hours)
*Learners have 6 months to complete the board certification