UEI College Reviews of Certificates in Medical Assistant

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40% of 32 students said this degree improved their career prospects
28% of 32 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Certificates in Medical Assistant

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Raul Saldana
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2022
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"my name is Raul im 56 yrs old , i recently enrolled in UEI college in fresno was the best thing that i could have done,,, i had great help from JOHN Zeller ,, he really helped me during my enrollent process ,now im a medical assistant and loving every minute of it as for my teacher Dr. Alfaro really made sure that i succeeded in the class my next step is to become a phlebotomist... THANK YOU UEI FOR ALL YOUR HELP IN HELPING ME SUCCEED...THANK YOU JOHN AND DR.ALFARO"
Diana Sibrian
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"for a very long time I have been feeling like I got taken advantage of by UEI and it’s not fair the way they run there business and get away with things and sure enough I saw a message below that said the Van Nuys location is going through a class action lawsuit because they where stealing money. I went there back in 2010 and I think the school was less then 19,000 back then I knows it’s about that much now . I got a $5550 grant for 2010-2011 , and another for the same amount in 2011-2012 , I only went to school for 7 months and so i don’t know how they got double the money and I still ended up with a 14,000 student Loan and had to go out of pocket each semester for extra fees, on my student aid it says I was suppose to get a disbursement for 2,775 for 2010-11 , and 2,770 2011-12 i never knew about until I recently saw the fafsa.gov website/account i didn’t know the grants where on there too so all of this just doesn’t add up to me they never told me how much they got in grants that’s horrible. Another issue is that they don’t even certify you to become a professional. These credits don’t count towards any other school it’s just a big scam"
Jennifer Mathis
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Where do I start? This school isn’t right on so many levels. The staff is terrible. Some of the instructors needs to be instructed. Worst experience ever. I paid to get my transcript 5 weeks ago paid $30. I still haven’t received anything yet! Come on"
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Dont listen to the bad review. I found a job through my career services. Dont let anyone change your mind go for it. It was sad when i didnt get hired through extern . But i kept tabs with my career services. Now there are more jobs for testing for Covid. The pandemic is bad but didnt stop me and my class mate. Nothing should stop you. You just have to keep trying."
  • Reviewed: 2/29/2020
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2020
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Worst school ever. I didn't know what I got myself into. Students protest against the school. I didnt get proper training because the teacher i had seem lazy. Until that teach er quit we had a new one to cover and she was good but after graduation we had no one their to help us get certified and ready for exam. The staff said the lerson in charge no longer work their. This school is a revolving door for the staff and employees there. Still no job after."
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I will say only two thinks 1th one you get out from this college with a diploma which today doesn’t count it all , they high practice asking for a certificate I mean you have to be certified and UEI does not provide that . 2nd after you graduate if you want a job you are on your own , they let you go door by door to ask for a job ( it took for me 9 months to find one still working for this company from 2015 ) not help it all , all what they say before you sign you it all lies. Better college? American Carrier College . If I could go back with the time I will choose ACC ."
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I went to UEI in 2015 they promised to help find me a job we got only 2 pairs of scrubs a broken stethoscope 3 books and we only used one book only out of those three the AC didn't work at all they said that there would be field trips to when they took us to a job fair down stairs in Manchester mall and the blood bank...they didn't give me the education that I needed...and I told my counselor that I'm not bilingual but she told the Dr I did an extern for that I was so I got accepted to my intern there but when it was my last day they told me I didn't get the job because I wasnt bilingual and the girls there did not like me and treated me with disrespect all the time but they didn't do anything about it...and of course I had to be professional...I had to pay out of my pocket for the things I needed...they just want the money...oh and now that I want to do my career at a different college nevient stopped my financial aid because of the uei debt...and uei just gives a diploma inn not a degree smh..."
Octavia Evans
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"This is the most unprofessional school Ive ever attended... The comments are right they only want your money... The teachers wants to befriend the student. The school, also lacks diversity... I felt like I was in high school all over again... The teachers pass the students they like... You are not supposed to miss a certain amount of days but yet Ive witnessed students leave come back and dont have to repeat the class!!! They really should fire the WHOLE staff and get people in the building that is building the name... Not to mention, their extent rates are horrible... They send students out that dont even have knowledge to the basics of their program.. Oh yea over half of the staff is not good teachers anyway!!!!"
Jenn A
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
",MONEY DRIVEN, lies about loan, loans will change at the end then they'll hold your diploma, you will be put out of school if they don't get the money, went months without supplies like blood pressure cuffs, went months without needles, went months without a qualified teacher, corporate is rude! Employees know is a scam school, they say they're helping but are not. One lady was sleeping in the parking lot with her baby and the school still wanted her money. If I had it any different way I would RUN!"
Sammuel B.
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I just finished the medical assistant program, my teachers were very nice and helpful and so were my classmates. They said they would help me find a job, I haven't found one yet. I did learn a lot and I was able to actually learn things that I will need to do in my field which is amazing. Thank you UEI."
  • Reviewed: 10/17/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"HORRIBLE!! They took my money, put me in an internship that didn't remotely pertain to my degree. Job placement the worst. Everyplace they showed me I had already looked into myself on line. They gave no guidance. I graduated with a 4.0 and could't find a job. I enrolled because you could get in without a diploma. They failed to mention you needed 1 to get certified. I got my GED and my certificate, and still no hire. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. Now I am stuck with thousands of $$ in student loans for nothing."
Justin Kimball
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Great teachers, coordinators, president and intake. Would specifically like to recognize Mrs. Cole and Mrs. Fitch, medical assistant instructors. Very knowledge, helpful and available to students. Also Mrs. Lopez is great to help medical assistants with her office knowledge. Andrew is an awesome intake specialist. Mr. Callisto is fair and has his students interest at heart. Chrystal is an amazing coordinator! Love this school and the staff! Thank you for all your help and concern! I recommend all of you to this considering seeking career training here! Awesome experiences!"
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS WOW!!! I dont recall the old place being a Unprofessional Huge Mess like this.Very unprofessional. Never once was I greated when I walked in. After I made myself noticed I was told someone would be with me.. An hr later I was told by the two girls /receptionist giggle that L. was out to lunch and would return soon. She was the 1 that said come now and I'll have your Diploma ready..So time goes by I ask again if she will be in soon. L. walks in passes me up then returns 10 min later and just handed me an envelope not say a word and walked away."
Really Happy with the School
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I learned how to give shots, draw blood, do IVs, EKGs, wound care, deep wound care, sterilization techniques and medical office administrative help and patient care. It only took me 9 months and i was working at a great urgent care facility. Many of my friends ended up at hospitals, burn units, respiratory centers, convalescent hospitals, doctors offices and retirement communities. It is the least expensive program on the market and definitely worth the tuition. My life changed because of this school."
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"You're going to notice two or three patterns in the positive comments. A successful exten, They had connections and people that could get them in, Or they ended up in a different carrier field and just liked the school to begin with. It is very true that the students teach you more than the teachers. It is very true that you'll end up paying a lot more than you should. In all honesty, It would be far less expensive and far easier to go to community collage and take classes there. Not only that, You'll end up with an associates degree instead of a diploma. Not even a certificate. They give you a diploma. Please let that sink in. You pay $20,000 For a DIPLOMA. You pay $20,000 to be TAUGHT BY STUDENTS. They don't care about you. You're a paycheck to them. Trust me. Do your research. If you're desperate for a job, Work in sales or fast food and go to a real collage. Its going to be harder. It's gonna suck. But you will get way more out of it."
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I went to UEI ready and excited to start my career.My rep didn't know the rules of her job,she said I was able to go to the school even though I didn't officially have my high school diploma I was currently in a high school program. Before I sign papers and committed to going to the school I told her I was only three tests away from getting my high school diploma but I also had to pay a big tuition,so I don't officially have my high school diploma until I pay off the tuition.she said I can still go.On my second day of school the teacher gave us a basic information on blood pressure, pulse, respiratory and temperature.She then had the older students teach the new students how to do it.When I was lost I would ask the older students (who she had teaching us) what to do they would look at me like I was stupid or I was supposed to know the answer.I don't know if the newest student for pretending to know what to do but I felt like I was the only one lost.When I said I was going to go ask the teacher they told me that the teacher would be mad because I had a dermal piercing. My rep pulled me out of class and told me that I would have a week to finish my high school diploma or I would have to leave school.I wasn't able to finish it in a week but I did finish it .They asked me to get a paper from my current high school program saying I completed it.I did but it was not enough for UEI.I called her and started to talk to her about it ,asking her what should I do.I wanted to get back in school to start my career.she then tried to blame me for not getting my high school diploma stuff done in time,I told her she was the one who said that I could go there without my diploma in my hand.she didn't take any responsibility for her actions.eventually got off the phone with each other and she never called me back.The school was a big disappointment to me.Those of you deciding to go to UEI Stockton campus beware that you will be paying around $20,000 to get taught by students who haven't even began their medical assisting career."
Melissa Magallon
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I was a mentor at UEI College and I loved it. They gave me everything I wanted. I have found a place to work and to do my externship and I have a huge chance of getting hired. I can't say anything bad about them because I haven't had a bad experience."
  • Reviewed: 7/16/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I have had success with this school,it does need some work in areas however ,they did their job I graduated and they helped me get a job as a Medical Assistant, I was hired with a doctor a day before graduation, as of now in 2016 I'm running a doctors office as a Patient Care Coordinator, its what you make of it,you do what you suppose to as a student you will succeed. I've seen alot of students play around.They did not do what they were suppose to do. The school could be better."
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Im back in school and was really excited to hear that my other class mates were able to use their credits from another school....but because i decided to go to UEI...my credits/units didn't matter. Its hard to find a REAL college or REAL university that will take these credit"