Improving the Quality of Medical Care

The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) is a national organization which represents physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners practicing 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.

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.

Goals of the AAUCM


  • Elevating the standards of Urgent Care through basic and advanced education and training
  • Providing positive and increased recognition of the Urgent Care practitioner and his/her vital function in the provision of medical care in the United States
  • Promoting innovations in the field of Urgent Care Medicine
  • Serving the public by encouraging quality patient care in the practice of Urgent Care Medicine
  • Disseminating Urgent Care Medicine materials and knowledge through lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops and publications
  • Existing as the preeminent national association recognizing Urgent Care Medicine

The AAAUCM requires that members


  • Strive to advance his/her knowledge and skills in the practice of medicine
  • Use every opportunity to improve the public's understanding of the role of their specialty of Urgent care medicine
  • Strive for excellence in all aspects of medical practice
  • Maintain the highest standard of personal conduct
  • Possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine
  • Have not been in ethical violation of another professional group's standards
  • Have not been convicted of a felony
  • Have not been disciplined by the Board of Professional Regulation in the state in which the applicant practices medicine

The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine does not discriminate on any basis, to include discrimination in regards to sex, color, creed, religion, disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, or any other reason unrelated to character or competence.

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