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With locations in both Tampa and Clearwater, The Ultimate Medical Academy offers its students flexible and accredited training programs that introduce them to all of the information necessary to begin a career in the healthcare profession. Courses are intensive and interactive, with some of them lasting seven weeks, and through externships and job placement assistance, investing in classes with The Ultimate Medical Academy often has quicker financial returns than pursuing other courses of study.

A member of the National Healthcare Association and the Career College Association, The Ultimate Medical Academy is accredited by the ABHES, or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. The school prides itself in having cutting-edge technology on campus and allowing students the opportunity to train on relevant equipment, making the switch to the workplace considerably easier. With a faculty well versed in the profession of healthcare, classes are all taught by licensed professionals who know the rules and the procedures necessary for everyone to remain safe and healthy.

The Ultimate Medical Academy offers specialized programs to pursue specific paths in the healthcare field. These programs include Basic X-Ray Technician, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical/Clinical Laboratory Assistant, and Medical Assisting. Other courses of study include Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Skin Care Specialist, and Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist. Students can also study Phlebotomy as well as pursue the Phlebotomy Technician program.

In addition to programs at its two different campuses, one in Clearwater and one in Tampa, The Ultimate Medical Academy also offers opportunities for students to pursue their careers online, through extensive online classes. With advanced software that offers a more specialized approach to virtual learning, both student and professor have a significantly easy time learning online, and translating those experiences to the classroom, where applicable.

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Students interested in attending The Ultimate Medical Academy can contact Admission Representatives, who offer a helpful level of insight into the process of attending The Ultimate Medical Academy. Most students are pursuing a new career path, and will appreciate the opportunity to find out a bit more about what the healthcare field entails before going ahead and signing up. Students may pick up applications from either of the two admissions offices at the Tampa and Clearwater offices, or may simply download or request one online.

Financial Aid

The Ultimate Medical Academy does offer financial aid to its students, with financial aid counselors on both the Clearwater and the Tampa campuses. While the school itself offers some financial aid, it is also cleared for VA training funds over at the Clearwater campus, which might be an incentive to some students interested in launching their healthcare career. Otherwise, appointments can be scheduled with financial aid counselors via phone or in person. Counselors are equipped to assist students with completing their FAFSA forms, looking for scholarships, and finding strategies for planning and organizing the cost of school.

One major advantage of attending The Ultimate Medical Academy is its aggressive job placement program, which aims to provide each enrolled student with a job once classwork is completed. This successful program may be incentive to choose the school over other programs that provide healthcare training.

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The Ultimate Medical Academy is very much a commuter school, with no on-campus housing and students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many students come to The Ultimate Medical Academy having already pursued other courses of both work and study, and the student body is diverse, representing all ages and ethnicities. Since classes can be completed in as short of a period of time as eight weeks, the focus when at school is not so much on extracurricular activities, but more on learning the technology and the information needed to excel once out there in the workforce. There are sometimes special events and gatherings, but for the most part, student life revolves around attending courses and looking for the right externship.

One major part of student life for all of those attending The Ultimate Medical Academy is the very active job placement program. Students can receive assistance in creating a resume, preparing for an interview, and finding ways to better emphasize the real-world experience they have already earned while taking part in their externships. Both instructors and staff spend time assisting with the job placement program, so students will be guaranteed a great deal of attention, most of what is crucial for your success out in the working world.

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There is no formal athletic program at The Ultimate Medical Academy, though occasional games of pick-up sports are sometimes a sight on-campus or amongst students. The focus is more on working towards a career in the healthcare sector.

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Ranks 109th in Florida and 2795th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,555 0.46
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 28 0.01
Forcible Rape 58 0.02
Robbery 587 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,718 0.80
Larceny 7,042 2.07
Vehicle theft 633 0.19

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Tampa, FL 33612-7237
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population42,961 (42,961 urban / N/A rural)
Households17,602 (2.38 people per house)
Median Household Income$26,985
Families10,096 (3.07 people per family)

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemContinuous
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1214

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

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Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4105th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $43,688 ($41,450 male / $37,299 female)
Number of FT Faculty 295 (58 male / 237 female)
Number of PT Faculty 307
FT Faculty Ratio 1.0 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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9309 N Florida Ave Ste 100
Tampa, FL 33612-7237
p. 813-386-6350
w. www.ultimatemedical.edu

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