Clinically Based Urgent Care Medical Board Certification

Urgent Care Medical Board CertificationThe 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.

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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