The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) is the leading society for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners practicing Urgent Care Medicine. The AAUCM is comprised of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners actively engaged in the field of Urgent Care Medicine.
Urgent Care Medicine (UCM) is the provision of immediate medical service offering outpatient care for the treatment of acute and chronic illness and injury. It requires a broad and comprehensive fund of knowledge to provide such care. Urgent Care Medicine concentrates on the evaluation and treatment of acutely arising conditions in all age groups. Urgent care specialists often first diagnose chronic conditions, generally with referrals to primary care physicians.