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 specialty should have the opportunity to achieve board certification in that specialty.
In a relatively new and evolving field, such as urgent care, board certification through the ABPS allows practicing urgent care physicians to become differentiated in an increasingly crowded field. Physicians certified through the Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine (BCUCM), are uniquely positioned to demonstrate a mastery of the core competencies required to practice urgent care medicine at the highest level.
BCUCM exams are developed following the most rigorous policies and standards and are vetted with industry-recognized psychometric criteria. Eligibility requirements also are geared specifically to physicians who have decided to make a career in urgent care. In general, allopathic and osteopathic physicians in the United States and Canada who are residency-trained and practicing full-time urgent care are eligible to apply for urgent care board certification through the BCUCM.
To learn more about eligibility requirements, or for BCUCM information, contact us today. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists.