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 minor detail, but in an increasingly competitive field like urgent care, anything that truly distinguishes one clinic or physician from another is worth considering. The bottom line is, the ABPS believes that physicians who practice a particular specialty should have the opportunity to achieve board certification in that specialty, which is why we are pleased to introduce the Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine (BCUCM).
On the evolving professional landscape of urgent care, board certification through the ABPS allows practicing urgent care physicians to differentiate themselves from an increasingly crowded field. Physicians certified by the 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 who currently practice full-time urgent care are eligible to apply for urgent care medical board certification through the BCUCM.
To learn more about eligibility requirements, and for information about the BCUCM, contact the ABPS today. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.