Ultimate Medical Academy Accreditation

  • Last Post 14 August 2013
lisad posted this 14 August 2013 - Last edited 25 February 2016

Is the Ultimate Medical Academy out of Tampa, Florida a legitimate online college?

VickyPhillips posted this 14 August 2013 - Last edited 22 October 2015

Hi Lisa,

I do not know what you mean by legitimate, but this school is accredited to provide healthcare career education by this specialized agency: the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education (ABHE). The ABHE is recognized by the US Department of Education as a specialized accrediting agency for healthcare career education.

SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AccreditingBureauofHealthEducationSchools

The Ultimate Medical Academy is a private for profit training school. It is NOT regionally accredited. You will want to understand the different types of accreditation and how they impact any career choice you are about to make. You will want to make sure any education you take meets the healthcare career certifications you might seek later.

SEE: More on regional and national accreditation.

Good Luck!