Founded in 1994, the Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) is a nonprofit school that focuses on careers in allied health care. The academy has a campus in Clearwater, Florida, and UMA also offers online classes. Some of the school's academic concentrations include health and human services, healthcare management, healthcare technology and systems, medical administrative assisting, and medical billing and coding. Upon completion, Ultimate Medical Academy offers associate degrees and 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).
Instructors focus on equipping 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 offers 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 one-on-one tutoring sessions and technical support are also available. Throughout their education, students experience and practice hands-on techniques. Most courses assign students to local healthcare facilities for externships or internships. Students attending the campus in Clearwater can take advantage of the city's available activities and attractions - including events, professional sports, and beautiful beaches.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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