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.

ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine
ABPS gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine