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), Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) 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.
**For physicians who may not have completed an approved ACGME training program in a primary care specialty, the physician is required to:
- Have completed one (1) year in an ACGME-approved (or RCPSC-accredited or CFPC-accredited) residency program in Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, or Pediatrics, and
- Have a minimum of six (6) years of practice in the specialty of Urgent Care Medicine or six (6) years of full-time teaching in a post-graduate training program accredited by the ACGME, and
- Have completed a minimum of 400 hours of Category 1 Continuing Medical Education in Urgent Care Medicine (completed over the previous six years).