The American Board of Urgent Care Medicine was established in 1997, offering board certification to physicians who practice Urgent Care Medicine. Since that time, more than 1,000 physicians have become Board Certified, thus demonstrating their excellence in the discipline of Urgent Care Medicine!
The ABUCM proposes that the physicians who advertise themselves as "Board Certified" in Urgent Care Medicine, have in fact been certified in their area of expertise by a specialty board that uses procedures and standards sufficient to ensure that the certified physician has the training, knowledge, and skills necessary to assure the public that he or she is a qualified medical specialist.
Board Certification through the testing category is now open. The exam is an electronic exam comprised of 225 multiple-choice questions. It is broken down into seven general categories: General Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Pharmacology, Public Health, Risk Management, and Occupational Medicine.
To sit for the exam, candidates submit an application for consideration and review by the Board. Once accepted as an exam candidate, the Certification Coordinator will work with the examinee to select a testing facility and schedule an appointment to take the exam. The exam is offered during four exam windows throughout the year: March, June, September and December at thousands of testing centers both nationally and internationally. There is no deadline for submitting an application for any of the exam windows. The ABUCM sends examination result notifications within 14 days after the close of an exam window.
The fee for the exam is $950
Applying for the Exam
To download an application, click Exam Application. Or, to receive an application by mail, please send a written request to the Board along with the $30** application fee to:
American Board of Urgent Care Medicine
2813 S. Hiawassee Rd., Suite 206
Orlando, FL 32835-6690
*All fees are non-refundable*
administrative costs the price of the Exam Application will increase to
$50 and the Exam Fee will increase to $950. These changes will take
affect November 15, 2012.**
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