The American Board of Urgent Care Medicine (ABUCM) was established in 1997 to serve as an independent certifying body for Urgent Care Medicine. Urgent Care Medicine is defined as provision of immediate medical service (no appointment necessary) offering outpatient care for the treatment of acute and chronic illness and injury. Urgent Care Medicine requires a broad, comprehensive fund of knowledge to provide such care.
The ABUCM is committed to the certification of qualified urgent care physicians. Certification by the ABUCM recognizes excellence in the discipline of Urgent Care Medicine. The purpose of certification in urgent care medicine is to define the domain of knowledge and clinical skills expected of the urgent care physician, to provide a valid assessment of knowledge demonstrated by the urgent care medicine physician, to encourage continued professional development in the field of urgent care medicine, and to serve the public by encouraging quality patient care.
The Board does not intend to interfere with or to restrict the professional activities of a licensed physician who is not Board Certified, nor to restrict the professional activities of a Certified Diplomate.
The ABUCM is a proud member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) [formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA)]. ICE is dedicated to providing educational, networking and advocacy resources for the credentialing community. ICE promotes excellence in credentialing worldwide.
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