Examination of the Asian College of Conservation Medicine
Diploma Certificate

Dear colleagues

Asian College of Conservation Medicine (ACCM) is a specialist organization authorized by Asian Society of Conservation Medicine. ACCM grant certification as the diplomate of conservation medicine. ACCM will conduct certificate examination in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia during the 10th International Meeting of Asian Society of Conservation Medicine (examination fee: USD 30).

The examination in this year will be designed only for veterinarians and ACCM will expand specialty fields such as wildlife management and wildlife biology in future. The examination shall be taken in English only; the use of a dictionary (English-candidates’ native language) during the written examination and an interpreter during oral examination are permitted.

Candidates wishing to take ACCM examination must meet the requirements of the Asian College of Conservation Medicine Diploma Certification Exam Eligibility Rules (at least 700 points) as follow, 

Item Score Remarks
Participation in ASCM meetings 10 points/participation
Wildlife and zoo-related experience1 At least 5 years: 50 points 5 years is the minimum requirement
Wildlife medicine-related theses, etc.2 Lead author/corresponding author: 10 points/pub.

Co-author: 5 points/pub.

(100 points max.)

3 publications are the minimum requirement (1 on the proceedings of an ASCM meeting)
Presentations at ASCM meetings or workshops Lead author: 10 points/pres.

Co-author: 5 points/pres.

(100 points max.)

2 presentations are the minimum requirement (including joint presentations), including equivalent workshops
ASCM contribution 50 points max.
  1. Board of ASCM (30 points)
  2. Committee member of an ASCM meeting (20 points)
Wildlife Conservation Medicine-related social contributions3 50 points max.
  1. Board of JSZWM, KSZWM etc.
PhD or another diploma (e.g. JCZWM) 50 points per degree or diploma

(100 points max.)

Related to wildlife or environment
Written examination 200 points 4,5 exam coverage
Oral examination 200 points 4,5 exam coverage
Recommendation from initial core members 100 points

1 Years of work experience as a veterinarian subsequent to acquisition of a veterinary license (excluding experience as a student or other prior experience)
2, 3 To be determined by the Steering Committee (Exam Committee) from 2013
4 References of exam coverages:
THE MERCK VETERINARY MANUAL (http://www.merckvetmanual.com/)
1)Exotic and Laboratory Animals
(http://www.merckvetmanual.com/exotic-and-laboratory-animals)
2)Management and Nutrition/Nutrition: Exotic and Zoo Animals
(http://www.merckvetmanual.com/management-and-nutrition/nutrition-exotic-and-zoo-animals/overview-of-nutrition-exotic-and-zoo-animals)
3)Public Health/Zoonoses: Zoonotic Diseases
(http://www.merckvetmanual.com/public-health/zoonoses/zoonotic-diseases)
5 The examination shall be taken in English only; the use of a dictionary (English-candidates’ native language) during the written examination and an interpreter during oral examination are permitted.

Feel free to contact me (monuma@nies.go.jp) for any questions (you may have).
Manabu ONUMA, DVM, PhD
Diplomate of JSZWM (Wildlife Medicine)
Diplomate of ACCM
Ecological Risk Assessment and Control Section
Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem
National Institute for Environmental Studies
16-2, Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8506, Japan
Phone: +81-29-850-2498 Fax: +81-29-850-2673