We are excited to announce the launch of the first-ever professional board certification for the Medical Science Liaison profession.

The Medical Science Liaison Society (MSL Society) is the only 501(c)(3) non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to advancing the global medical science liaison (MSL) profession

The Medical Science Liaison-Board Certification (MSL-BC®) program, which has been in development for over 4 years, is an effort to set industry-recognized standards for the MSL profession. To that end, the MSL Society hired one of the certification industry’s testing leaders to help launch the program based on international certification standards.

Numerous global MSL leaders were involved in the development of the new MSL-BC® certification. 

The MSL-BC® will elevate the MSL profession through higher standards of professionalism, competence, and industry recognition.

 

Dr. Dyer’s Explanation of The Difference Between a Certificate and Certification

Dr. Samuel Dyer, CEO of the MSL Society stated, “The MSL Society has launched the first-ever professional board certification for the Medical Science Liaison profession. The Medical Science Liaison-Board Certification (MSL-BC®) program is an important milestone for the MSL profession. 

However, a certification is often confused with a certificate, which is often promoted as certification. However, there are key differences between them. 

The primary purpose of a certificate program is to simply provide training. In contrast, the primary purpose of the MSL-BC® certification will be to assess and evaluate one’s acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies related to the Medical Science Liaison role.

Another key difference is that unlike a certificate program, after one passes the MSL-BC® certification, they will be awarded a professional designation that will be recognized and used to highlight their certified status. Furthermore, unlike a certificate program, which is typically a one-time training event, the MSL-BC® certification will have routine requirements over time which must be met to maintain the credential.

The MSL-BC® elevates the MSL profession through higher standards of professionalism, competence, and industry recognition.”

 

More Information

We built a dedicated page on our website for the MSL-BC® where you can find more information about the eligibility criteria, the people involved with creating this certification and other crucial details.

Let us know if you would like us to dive deeper into a topic related to the MSL-BC® or if you think we should add something to that specific page.