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BOARD CERTIFICATION
Certification by the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine (ABUCM) recognizes excellence in the 
discipline of Urgent Care Medicine. Board Certification is not a requirement to practice Urgent Care 
Medicine. The Board does not intend to interfere with nor to restrict the professional activities of
a licensed physician who is not Board Certified, or to restrict the professional activities of a Certified 
Diplomate.

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.

Diplomates of the ABUCM may designate their ABUCM Urgent Care Medicine Board Certification
using "DABUCM".

 

 THE EXAM

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. Although there is no deadline for submitting an application for any of the exam windows, applicants should allow enough time for their application to be processed, which can take up to two months. The ABUCM sends examination result notifications within 14 days after the close of an exam window.

 

 The fee for the exam is $950. There are no annual certification maintenance fees.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
In order to be eligible for certification through the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine, the
applicant  must meet the following requirements:

  •  Graduation from a medical or osteopathic school which is accredited by the Liaison Committee
    on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or graduation
    from a medical school or osteopathic school which is recognized by the World Health Organization.
  •  Completion of a residency which is accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, or Pediatrics.
  •  A current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, district or territory of the United States and a current DEA certificate.
  •  Completion of 100 hours of Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) averaged over the past two years.
  •  Practice experience in Urgent Care Medicine for a minimum of five years/seven thousand (7,000) hours.