The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) is a national organization which represents thousands of physicians who practice Urgent Care Medicine in various clinical settings throughout the United States. The Academy was founded in 1997, developed from a growing need for those physicians who provide such care to provide stewardship for the continued growth of this specialty.
The AAUCM is comprised of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners actively engaged in the field of Urgent Care Medicine. The purpose of the AAUCM is to contribute to the field of Urgent Care Medicine in the areas of professional growth, scientific and medical research, and medical education, all to improve the overall quality of medical care.
The mission of the AAUCM is to advance the profession of Urgent Care Medicine by elevating its standards through education, basic and advanced training, and to encourage physicians to seek board certification in Urgent Care Medicine. Goals of the AAUCM include:
The American Board of Urgent Care Medicine (ABUCM), the certifying body of the AAUCM, is the only organization in the U.S. functioning to certify properly qualified candidates in the specialty of Urgent Care Medicine. The goals of the ABUCM are to establish high standards of clinical competence, improve the quality of patient care, and to promote continuing education that is required for professional excellence. The ABUCM serves two interrelated functions: to certify properly qualified candidates in the specialty of Urgent Care Medicine, and to ensure recognition of the resulting board certification.
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