It is Important for Urgent Care Physicians to be Board Certified in Their Specialty

Urgent Care Board Certification BCUCMIn recent years, Urgent Care medicine has grown increasingly popular among patients. People respond to the convenient access to high quality healthcare offered by these ubiquitous walk-in clinics, and it’s not surprising that this industry has expanded significantly across North America. However, as the demand for Urgent Care has increased, so too has competition among practices. Today, it is more important than ever for Urgent Care clinics to effectively market themselves and be able to demonstrate to the public that they are the best choice for treatment. For this reason, it is incumbent on Urgent Care physicians to become board certified in their specialty.

Board certification has long been the most trusted indicator of a physician’s abilities among the general public. While not everyone knows what it takes to become board certified, patients understand that board-certified physicians are the experts in their specialty area. As a result, having a board-certified physician working in an Urgent Care clinic is a key indicator to prospective patients that they will receive exemplary care when they visit. The Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine® (BCUCM), we are the nation’s first multi-specialty member board dedicated entirely to providing board certification to highly qualified physicians who specialize in Urgent Care medicine.

The benefit to pursuing board certification through the BCUCM is that our Diplomates can present themselves as masters of the core concepts and competencies unique to the Urgent Care model of medicine. Additionally, our Diplomates are part of an exclusive community of like-minded physicians who have the opportunity to share best practices and move the specialty forward.

To learn more about the benefits to board certification with the BCUCM, as well as our eligibility requirements, contact us today.

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Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine