Founded in 1994, the Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) is a career training school which focuses on careers in allied health care. The academy has two Florida campuses located in Clearwater and Tampa. UMA also offers online classes. Some of the school's academic concentrations include nursing, pharmacy technician, dental and medical assisting, massage therapy, health information technology, phlebotomy technician, and medical billing and coding. Upon completion, Ultimate Medical Academy offers associate degrees and professional diplomas. UMA also offers continuing education courses to professionals already working in the medical field.
Ultimate Medical Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
Faculty at the Ultimate Medical Academy are working professionals whose background includes real-world experience in the health care industry. Instructors use their professional experience to equip students with the practical knowledge and skills they need to enter the workforce. Faculty are charged with building student confidence through a professional and supportive environment.
Ultimate Medical Academy is a commuter-based school which does not offer on-campus dormitories. The school does offer flexible day and evening class schedules in addition to its online courses. Students participating in online programs are encouraged to attend weekly "office hours" with their instructors. Live tutoring sessions and technical support are also available. Ultimate Medical Academy is a military friendly school, offering special tuition rates and services to its military students. Throughout their training, students experience and practice hands-on techniques. Most courses assign students to local health care facilities for externships or internships. Students attending the campus locations in Clearwater and Tampa can take advantage of the cities' available activities and attractions - including numerous events, professional sports, and beautiful beaches.