NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist Program or BCMAS now offers continuing medical education (CME) in partnership with ScientiaCME, an accredited provider of CME/CE for physicians and pharmacists. In addition, the ACMA is a recognized organizational member by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), a global leader known for recognizing excellence in certification programs.
"The ACMA only accredits the BCMAS program for MSLs and medical affairs professionals. It is important to know that, we do not accredit any other 'certification' programs. Professionals in the pharmaceutical industry should be cautious about enrolling in other programs not accredited by the ACMA" said, Mehul Patel, PharmD, BCMAS, a member of the ACMA Board of Governors and Medical Director with Allergan. "We are proud to say that the BCMAS program is recognized as the standard of excellence for professional board certification training for MSLs and medical affairs professionals in general," said Suzanne Soliman, PharmD, BCMAS, Chief Academic Officer with the ACMA.
Dr. Soliman, a former Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy and a well-respected thought leader in pharmacy education points out, "A key feature of the BCMAS program is that unlike a certificate program, after one passes the board exam, they will be awarded a professional designation that is globally recognized and used to highlight their certified status. We now have several pharmaceutical companies that are offering the BCMAS program to MSL and medical affairs teams worldwide."
About the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA)
The ACMA is comprised of a self-governing board of governors and international board of renowned medical affairs officers with global recognition. The ACMA receives no financial support from any pharmaceutical or biotechnology manufacturer and acts as an independent accrediting body.
To learn more about how you can become board certified in medical affairs, visit, www.MedicalAffairsSpecialist.org
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