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