Ultimate Medical Academy is a private, for-profit healthcare career school with campuses located in Florida. It was founded in 1995 as Ultimate Learning Center, Inc. in Clearwater, Florida and later changed its name to Ultimate Medical Academy or UMA. Its curriculum and program offerings steadily expanded as the need for trained professionals became more and more apparent in Florida.
Today, UMA is known for the training it provides students interested to pursue a career in healthcare. With its shorter programs that highlight the job skills desired, its reasonably priced tuition fees and aggressive job placement program, UMA is the school of choice for students who want to achieve their career goals in the healthcare industry in the shortest time possible.
In 2009, UMA established its online campus thus making it possible for students to choose whether they want their classes on-campus or online via the Internet. Busy students whose job or family life may make it difficult for them to attend traditional on-campus classes have the convenience of completing their programs online at the time and place most convenient for them.
UMA’s online programs were developed by industry professionals. Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), UMA’s online programs include Associate of Science in Health Science; Medical Administrative Assistant; and Medical Billing and Coding. Other healthcare programs available on-campus are Basic X-Ray Technician; Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions; Medical Assistant; Medical/Clinical Laboratory Assistant; Nursing Assistant; Patient Care Technician; Pharmacy Technician; and Phlebotomy Technician.
Cost of tuition varies according to the program chosen. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships for qualified students.