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The Urgent Care College of Physicians will continue and extend the pioneering work begun by physicians within UCAOA, work which supports the clinical practice of urgent care medicine, including:

  • Stimulating and guiding clinical research to determine safe, cost-effective and evidenced-based treatments for illnesses and injuries typically seen by urgent care practitioners.
    Promoting standardization and advancement of physician post-graduate fellowship education in urgent care medicine.
  • Offering high-quality continuing education in a variety of forms - conferences, on-line, published and other enduring materials.
  • Helping determine the optimal role and integration of urgent care medicine into the nation's many, complex healthcare systems.
  • Examining and improving systems issues in urgent care medicine practice.
  • Developing patient-centered, clinical resources and tools - practice guidelines, consensus statements and reviews of best practices - to improve physician practice.
  • Advocating for and representing the specialty in the political and regulatory processes that affect urgent care.
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