Ultimate Medical Academy Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (176)
Please read before going to this school. I was going for the medical billing and coding certificate so I saw that they accepted the GI Bill and decided to try them out. They contacted me and everything was going smooth. The rep dealt with me. She was very polite, talked me through the process to get me started. Once I filled out the financial part everything went down hill from there. I sent them my trans scripts to see what other classes they would accept that had to do with medical billing and coding that I had previously done. I sent it to them and asked the rep do you need the official trans scripts yet? She told me no multiple times that the unofficial was fine for now. Here is the kicker, they procrastinated for 2 weeks before the hurricane hit saying that they did not have an answer for me yet and 3 days before the classes were actually going to start they all of a sudden asked me for a letter grade trans script. Are you kidding me? Getting trans scripts sent may take a week. You could not tell me this when you first got my trans scripts and say "oh hey we need letter grade ones." For weeks I have been trying to see what classes they would accept that I had previously done and in my opinion it seems as though they let it linger on so that I would have to take their whole program, which I refuse to do especially since the classes I did for billing and coding were very recent. So on that Friday (school was going to start that following Monday) I pulled out and dropped the school. This is their scam. They will not contact you even though they say they will. I left multiple messages and they called me 3 maybe 4 times, that's it. They are very polite at first, they reel you in acting like they care but the minute they think they have you their behavior towards you does a complete 180. I would not recommend this school to anyone. I pulled out at the last minute because I was having so many issues even before the courses started. Don't waste your time with these people you will be very disappointed and fed nothing but lies.
My review of (UMA) ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY is that when I first starting out at this university in 2016 as an online student everything seemed great, I had the opportunity to work with great learning instructors who were very informative and knowledgeable in assisting me with learning material and inquiries relating to my coursework in pharmacy math and calculations. At the time I felt inspired and it felt good to have the guidance and support of my experienced instructors, but, after a short while into 2017 all of a sudden that changed the university had cut the pharmacy learning labs indefinitely without warning, or notice which drew up some big concerns to me as a loyal student trying to exhaust all resources in me gaining the required skills to graduate and earn my degree but shame, shame, this university has truthfully robbed me of my tuition, I am not getting the best education that I am paying for, and I'm am furious with this university I want to know what is my tuition going towards, and what is the means of this. This university had taken away one of the most valuable resources to me that was meant to assist me in growing as a student and professional, this is tragic to me and now my overall experience I hoped for from this university is not close to what I expected. But what I especially hate about this place is working with the academic advisor they tend to lack diplomacy and knowledge in accurately maintaining a positive student-advisor relationship. I do find that the university is deficit in a lot of areas and that organization is their biggest sum, they're so unorganized and it's so extreme that you will question your decision of why choosing UMA was the best choice, to begin with, and after learning about the character of this university it will be upsetting big time!. My only positive experience I have had at UMA is having the pleasure of work with the greatest instructors there Mrs. P. and A. H. other than that I would definitely say that this university surely needs a big upgrade in staff, administration arrangement, and professionalism because right now it is a big headache and very unorganized.
UMA has given me the opportunity to accomplish my dream. I had an opportunity to finish my Associates in Administrative Medical Assisting online this year.My classes were online this gave me the flexibility to handle my personal life, work and school. The instructors were very helpful, knowledgeable. This is the best school I have ever attended, I do recommend this school to other new students looking for online courses in the medical field.
I have been in the Healthcare field for 10+ years but never finished a degree. UMA helped me accomplish that and more! The instructors are very caring and extremely helpful. When they saw me slipping a bit they reached out to ensure everything was ok. They helped me achieve a 3.66(4.0 until my last 3 classes due to health issues) all while working full time and taking care of my family. I dealt with a sick husband and a struggling 15 year old in his academic studies. I couldnt have done it with the help of my instructors and my class advisor Ancel Simmons! I highly recommend this school and would attend on campus to further my clinical education in a heartbeat if I lived in Florida!
I see all these differwnt comments and am shocked. I see some say the people don't care but I have a great response to that. I had a very best experience with UMA. I was in a car wreck and they helped me out ALOT. I am still going threw therapy to get back to normal and trust me it was hard. UMA stuck by my side and help me. They understood what I was going threw and even though I couldn't do much, they were always great with me. I took the classea to prove to my kids that at any age or no matter what you go threw they were always there. Helping me and pushing me to better myself. I had great instructors and great advisors by my side the whole way. It was the best experience I have ever had with a school. They were patient with me no matter what was happening to me. If I can't get a job in the career that I studied I know I did it. I finished what I was trying to accomplish. I would recommend UMA to anyone. It was great.
I would not recommend this school to anyone. They do a good job a misrepresenting themselves and seeming like they care about your education at first. I have a degree from a traditional college but wanted a degree in medical because I've been thinking about changing careers for a while. Since I work, I decided to try online and give UMA a shot. Big mistake. The staff does a really good job of sucking you in with their overly enthusiastic congratulations and well wishes. They're selling a product so of course the representatives seem positive and excited for you at first, almost to the point of being a bit pushy. Should have been a red flag there. After that everything gets worse. They call your phone several times a day back to back, even after you tell them you're busy and that you'll get back with them within the hour or during your free time. Constant emails are even worse. Family emergency? Sick child in the hospital? They don't care, they just want you to finish your financial information asap so they can get paid. While my child was in the hospital one of the reps called me and said "there's nothing you can do for them now", but asked could I "get online and go through fasfa" at that moment. Are they trained to be that insensitive when it comes to getting money out of you? Should have been another red flag that this "school" is only out for money. Many of their financial representatives are rude and sound either bored with their job or not wanting to help you. Maybe both. They wouldn't accept certain state grants for some reason so, if PELL grant didn't cover the cost, you either have to take out a loan or pay out of pocket. I was originally told that the program would cost $16,000 but later the cost changed to $26,000. Seriously, I have no idea where the extra $10,000 was coming from and they were adamant that this was always the price even though a summary and a rep at the beginning stating the cost at $16,000. For the price of UMA degrees, you're probably better off attending a local college or even a university. Thank goodness I was still in touch with my old college advisor. She laughed when I told her I had signed up with UMA and said their degrees are pretty much worthless and over priced(no kidding $26,000 for a $2,500-4,000 degree). She also told me the UMA has been known to take loans out in their students' names. No thanks. I only got into a week or so of class before I cancelled out, owing them nothing. From what I saw of the classes, it was basically independent study with the instructor popping in just to give out assignments and answer a few questions if you have trouble. Can't really talk in depth since I didn't stick around. All in all, I would say don't fall for anything this "school" promises. Take your money and go attended a local college it will save you a lot of time, money and hassle.
I absolutely love UMA the best choice I ever made in my life. I need a online school because I am a single mother and I came across UMA. I graduated in March of 2017 with my associates degree in medical billing and coding. I found a job in June, and when I told the school I found a job in my field. They sent me gifts and a card congratulating me. Call me with everybody in the background cheering me on. It was such a great feeling. Love UMA hope you find this review helpful. be blessed =)
With over 13 years in the administrative field, I moved to the US in 2015 and was hoping to continue along that path. After seven months of job hunting and still without a job, I decided it was best to go back to school and change my focus. I signed up with UMA in May 2016 as an online student to study Medical Office and Billing Specialist, and graduated July 2017 with a 4.0 G.P.A. My overall experience at UMA was a good one filled with many challenges along the way. The Instructors are knowledgeable in their subject areas and found creative ways to make online learning fun. Member of the support staff was also there to ensure that your needs were met. I have no other institution to compare UMA with, and I don't need another. If you are seeking a healthcare tertiary institution to better your career, UMA is the place to be.
At UMA you will have a choice to either go to school on line, or on campus. There are so many classes to choose from since I like helping people I choose the MAA associates degree. The staff call you to see if there is anything they can assist you with as well as you can earn Honor roll, Dean's List, and many more.
This was the best decision I've made. UMA was awesome. The staff was great and the classes were pretty easy. I graduated with a 4.0. I've seen some negative comments about calls and emails...well answering your phone or email is not a requirement. They are just calling to encourage you. They are a great support system for those that don't have any during the course of time. Make your choice based on what's good for you!!