Articles - Urgent Care

Why Physician Board Certification Matters for Urgent Care Centers

What it comes down to for patients, essentially, is convenient access to affordable, quality healthcare. Urgent care centers have filled that niche and continue to play an ever increasing role in helping to keep Americans healthy and in treating their relatively minor cuts, abrasions, aches, pains, and illnesses. Ultimately, what these centers have done is provide a convenient, nearby, accessible ...

ABPS Urgent Care Physician Board Certification Eligibility Highlights

In addition to the standard requirements for eligibility expected of every application with the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), physicians who seek board certification through the Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine (BCUCM) must meet the specific requirements of that specialty. The primary BCUCM-specific eligibility requirement is completion of a residency training program approved by the Accreditation Council ...

What it Means to Achieve Physician Board Certification in Urgent Care

What does it mean for a physician to achieve board certification in urgent care, and why is it important? Demand for urgent care services has risen markedly in recent years, and it is expected to continue to do so as the public gains familiarity with the convenience of medical service that serves as a bridge or transition between primary care ...

Clinically Based Urgent Care Medical Board Certification

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is the only multi-specialty certifying body to offer urgent care medical board certification and recertification. Why is urgent care certification important? Because an urgent care clinic that advertises its physicians as “board certified” might not actually employ physicians who are board certified in the field of urgent care. This might seem like a ...

Urgent Care Board Certification Through the ABPS

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is the only multi-specialty certifying body to offer urgent care board certification and recertification. Why is this important? Because even though many urgent care clinics advertise their physicians are board certified, this does not necessarily mean the physicians actually are board certified in urgent care. The ABPS believes that physicians who practice a particular ...

ABPS Urgent Care Board Certification

Many urgent care clinics advertise the board certification of their physicians, but are they board certified in urgent care?  Probably not. Urgent care certification from the American Board of Physician Specialists provides physicians the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of the skills and level of expertise that are unique to the growing and evolving field of urgent care. Physicians who ...

Urgent Care Certification from the BCUCM

As urgent care centers continue to proliferate across the country, it has become increasingly necessary for experienced, qualified urgent care physicians and practices to find ways to differentiate themselves from others. The most effective way to do that is to achieve urgent care certification through the Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine (BCUCM), a member board of the American Board of ...

Urgent Care Certification Eligibility

Updated February 2018 To be eligible for certification in Urgent Care Medicine through the Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine® (BCUCM®) the applicant must: ABPS General Requirements: Be in conformity with the Code of Ethics of the American Board of Physician Specialties, be known in his/her community as an ethical member of the profession, and be an active specialist ...

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