Certificate Programs

Certificates To Help You Rise Above the Competition and Break Into the Industry

Go above and beyond to rise above the competition in the medical affairs industry or just get started by making a breakthrough into the industry. Become an expert in specialized topics and become a respected authority figure.

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The Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA) offers certificate programs designed to enhance your skills related to careers within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostic areas.

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The courses are appropriate for new comers to the industry, those looking to make a career change, or current industry professionals looking to enhance their professional development.

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Certificate programs are an excellent way to demonstrate your commitment to continued professional development.

Who Qualifies For Our Certificate Programs?

The certificate programs are open to both non-doctoral and doctorate degree candidates. The certificates will help you distinguish yourself by demonstrating that you are willing to further your education and therefore add value to the industry.

Certificates

Medical Affairs Competency Certificate

The Medical Affairs Competency Certificate (MACC) Program offers a competency assessment for students & professionals with an interest or involvement in field of Medical Affairs. There is no specific degree or license requirements for the program.

The MACC is ideal for those who wish to distinguish themselves in their career and demonstrate a core competency in Medical Affairs. Anyone is eligible to take the course. The program covers the following topics. There is no examination required to complete the program.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Strong interest in medical affairs.

Topics Covered

  1. Pharmaceutical Industry Overview (CME/CE)
  2. Rules governing Interactions with Health Care Providers (HCPs)
  3. Regulatory Affairs
  4. Overview of Compliance (CME/CE)
  5. Drug Development & Lifecycle Management
  6. Medical Science Liaisons & Field Based Medical Teams
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Price: $699

The Medical Device Industry

Learn the regulatory, economic, and practical aspects of navigating the medical device industry.

This certificate program will provide you the fundamental skills you need to work in the medical devices industry. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Market Segmentation
  • Regulatory Pathway for Medical Devices
  • Medical Device Development Pathway
  • Exportation of Medical Devices

Price: $399


Understanding Diagnostics (CME/CE)

Learn about the diagnostics market, strategies, regulatory pathways and classification of IVDs.

This certificate program will provide you the fundamental skills you need to work in the diagnostics industry. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • In-Vitro Diagnostics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Point of Care Diagnostics
  • Regulations of Diagnostics
  • Classification of Diagnostics

Price: $399


Clinical Development Expert Program

Learn about data management, quality, compliance, and biostatistics.

This certificate program will provide you with the fundamental skills you need to be an expert in clinical development. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical Trial Designs
  • Biostatistics
  • Diagnostic Tests
  • Research & Analytical Strategies
  • Data Management
  • Evidence Based Medicine

Price: $399

Pharmacoeconomics (CME/CE)

Drug pricing and long term cost effectiveness of drugs and devices is becoming an increasingly important issue. This certificate program will provide you with the fundamental skills you need to be an expert in health economics outcomes research (HEOR). Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pharmacoeconomic Models
  • Assessment of Costs & Outcomes
  • Conducting an HEOR analysis
  • Quality of Life Measures

Price: $399

The Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Industry Compliance (CME/CE)

Learn about the regulations related to clinical trials, including institutional review board, the code of federal regulations pertaining to clinical studies, and other regulatory concepts.

This certificate program will provide you with the fundamental skills you need to be an expert in the industry’s core compliance principles. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • FDA 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Quality System Regulations
  • Enforcement Policies
  • Clinical Trial Regulatory Principles

Price: $399

Regulatory Affairs Expert Program

Learn the essential elements of regulatory affairs related to the pharmaceutical & medical device industries.This is a convenient, online program that will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to progress as a regulatory professional and stay ahead of the competition.

This certificate program will provide you with the fundamental skills you need to be an expert in regulatory affairs. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Regulatory affairs focused on clinical development
  • The role of regulatory affairs in advertising & promotion
  • Understand the difference between clearance vs. approval
  • Different types of regulatory submissions and applications
  • U.S. Drug & Biologics Labeling, Advertising & Promotion
  • Understand the regulatory system in Europe & Canada
  • Includes Common FDA forms used by regulatory affairs

Price: $399

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

Our Most popular MSL Training & Professional Development Programs

Presentation & Communication Skills (Live Training)

This training provides both newly hired and experienced MSLs the skills necessary to be successful and topics covered include:

  • Effective presentation & communication skills
  • Personalized 1×1 in-depth MSL presentation skills training
  • Professionally presenting scientific & clinical data
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication Skills Training

MSL Diversity & Inclusion Within the Life Sciences

The MSL profession brings together individuals from a truly heterogeneous background. One of the unique aspects of this training is the ability for you to receive multiple tools to help you understand the changing landscape when working with different internal and external stakeholders. Topics covered in this training include:

  • Cultural Competencies
  • Ensuring a culture of inclusion for everyone
  • Understanding team strengths & weaknesses
  • Sensitivity training

Emotional Intelligence 101 for MSLs

This training will provide unique insights and skills to maximize MSL performance by covering basic concepts of emotional intelligence and how to use these to effectively build relationships. Topics covered in this training include:

  • EQ vs IQ and predicting success
  • Building effective KOL relationships
  • Learning how to use emotional intelligence to improve your effectiveness

Featured Content

  • Health Economics Outcomes Research
  • US & ex-US Regulatory Affairs Landscape
  • Clinical Trial Design & Evidence Based Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Comparative View of the Mechanism of Action of Drugs for every organ system
  • Medical Terminology
  • Presentation & Communications Strategies for MSLs
  • Creating a Target Product Profile
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • REMS
  • Professional Ethics Related to Interactions with HCPs
  • Anatomical & Physiological Effects of Drugs
  • Various Therapeutic Areas Covered
  • Prescription Drug Fraud & Abuse
  • Clinical Trial Statistics
  • Clinical Development Expert Training
  • Understanding Diagnostics
  • Compliance for pharma, device & diagnostics
  • Publications Practices
  • Effective Advisory Boards for Medical Affairs
  • Medication Safety
  • REMS
  • MSLs & Field Based Teams
  • Phase IV/Post-Marketing Studies
  • Medical Information
  • Medical Terminology
  • Professional Ethics & Opioid Use
  • Hepatology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Rare Diseases Overview
  • Biologics
  • Medical Devices
  • Diabetes
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gastroenterology