Ultimate Medical Academy Accreditation

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

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

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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!
Vicky

HaileyUMA posted this 15 March 2017

Hi Lisa,

Ultimate Medical Academy is a not for profit school institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES is recognized by the Secretary of Education as a specialized, national accrediting body determined to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered by the educational institutions and programs it accredits.

Its approved and recognized scope includes degree and non-degree granting private, postsecondary institutions offering educational programs predominantly in allied health; and the programmatic accreditation of public and private medical assistant, medical laboratory technician, and surgical technology programs.

If you'd like, you can read more about UMA's accreditation here: https://www.ultimatemedical.edu/about/accreditation/

If you have any other questions you can reach out to us at social@ultimatemedical.edu. Best of luck!

Hailey