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.

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine