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UCA

URGENT CARE ASSOCIATION
Clinicians
Membership


Are you a Physician, PA, NP, or other clinician currently working in an urgent care or on-demand setting, or interested in learning more about the industry?

The Urgent Care Association is your gateway to better education, support, resources, advocacy, networking, and so much more!

We exist to advance and distinguish the role of urgent care and on-demand medicine as a healthcare destination and support the ongoing success of our membership through education, advocacy, community awareness, benchmarking and promoting standards of excellence.

Here is how we can help you - clinicians - advance and support your role in this growing on-demand field. UCA members receive access to the following resources at a reduced rate, and many are included with membership for no additional charge:


 EDUCATION

  • UCA Convention & Expo, the largest annual convening of urgent care and on-demand professionals
  • Live WebinarsChoose from dozens of live webinars each year - many with CME or Certified Urgent Care Management Professional (CUCMP) credits and all discounted (or FREE) for Members
  • Online Education - Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits with resources such as UCA Convention & Expo recordings, Urgent Care Clinical Essentials, Advanced Clinical, Pediatric, Occupational Medicine sessions, and more!
  • College of Urgent Care Medicine - The College of Urgent Care Medicine® (CUCM) was founded by physicians from the Urgent Care Association (UCA) to provide a clinician voice for the specialty. CUCM and UCA continue to work closely to advance the clinical practice of urgent care medicine. Their monthly e-newsletter - Urgent Caring - comes packed with clinical news and information (and opportunities to earn free CME!) specific to your urgent care occupation. CUCM also offers Fellowship status (FCUCM) for qualified physicians and Advanced Practice Clinicians, as well as access to a Listserv so CUCM members can collaborate and share ideas with other clinicians.
  • Hippo Education Urgent Care Bootcamp - Online video course with everything you need to function like a seasoned urgent care clinician, whether it's your first shift or 10th year in practice
  • Print and online issues of the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine
  • Obtain the latest in urgent care news through our Industry News page, UCAccess e-newsletter and UCA Blogs

 NETWORKING

  • Urgent Care Sections - Our sections - Pediatrics, Occupational Medicine, Telemedicine, and Practice Management, allow members with common interests to come together to share information and knowledge in their areas or fields of practice, and they provide opportunities for professional and social networking, career development, and mentoring
  • Online member directory - View the member directory to network, share ideas, and advance personally and professionally with other UCA and CUCM members
  • Find an Urgent Care Center - This directory includes UCA member centers and differentiates those that are UCA accredited or certified

 CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • Career Center - UCA's Career Center provides a robust network of applicants and employer postings. Find your next career home!
  • Management Training - Advance your career with UCA's Certified Urgent Care Management Professional (CUCMP) designation or the Urgent Care Management Certificate (UCMC). These educational programs cover topics such as Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Compliance, and more. Clinicians wear many hats in the clinic, and these programs can help to give you the operational edge needed to advance your career and grow your practice 

 STANDARDS & QUALITY

  • Accreditation - Advance your organization to the highest level of distinction in patient care and help your centers remain in-network with select payers
  • Certification - Demonstrate your commitment to meet the scope of expectations that define a qualified urgent care facility
  • Benchmarking - One of the most frequently cited resources for the urgent care and on-demand industry, the Benchmarking Report contains over 200 metrics on urgent care growth, demographics, financial performance, quality measures, staffing, compensation, benefits, and so much more! Where does your practice stand in comparison to competitors?
  • Reports and Manuals - Grab your copy of the Sample Clinical Protocols Manual, HIPAA Manual, Accreditation Standards & Preparation Manual, and many more resources to develop and refine the processes and procedures your practice needs to be successful
  • Toolkits - Resources and templates all in one place for Antibiotic Stewardship, Clinic Startup, Payer Relations and more!
  • Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Members receive reduced pricing on the qualified registry reporting option through Premier, Inc.
  • Gateway2Better Network - An exclusive opportunity for UCA organizational members to become part of a one-of-a-kind, on-demand, nationwide network of Urgent Care
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Commitment - Be a part of the important movement to improve antibiotic prescribing practices

 VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS

  • UCA Link -  UCA Link is a benefit program offering products and services at a discounted rate that is exclusive to members of UCA
  • Vendor Directory - Search top companies who serve the urgent care and on-demand industry - learn about their products and services, and contact them directly. 

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