The Numerous Benefits to Becoming Board Certified in Urgent Care

Urgent Care Certification Benefits | BCUCMIf you are a physician who works in urgent care, or you are considering a future in this rapidly growing segment of healthcare, consider the many benefits to becoming board certified in Urgent Care Medicine through the Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine (BCUCM). At the American Board of Physician Specialties®, we developed the BCUCM to standardize the core concepts and competencies that define expertise in Urgent Care Medicine, ensuring that our Diplomates represent some of the most highly qualified and experienced professionals in the field.

In the increasingly competitive urgent care marketplace, providers are continually looking for opportunities to distinguish themselves from the competition. By pursuing Board Certification in Urgent Care, you can demonstrate to your patients that you have a mastery of knowledge in urgent care medicine and are well equipped to provide them with the high quality care that they require. For generations, Board Certification has been a trusted indicator of a physician’s qualifications, and the public knows that when researching providers they should prioritize Board Certified physicians above less-qualified options. This is particularly important in urgent care where many communities have several different walk-in clinics, so the potential marketing benefits associated with having a physician on staff who is Board Certified in Urgent Care Medicine are significant.

Whether you are starting an urgent care center as your own business or you are interested in pursuing career opportunities in this extremely popular specialty, being Board Certified in Urgent Care Medicine is highly advantageous.

To ensure that our Diplomates in Urgent Care Medicine are highly qualified, they must first meet stringent standards that will give their patients confidence that they’re in good hands. Full eligibility requirements can be found here. To learn more about the BCUCM and the many benefits to becoming Board Certified in Urgent Care Medicine through our Member Board, contact us today.

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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
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