Ultimate Medical Academy Reviews - Associate in Medical Office Administration

4.0 out of 5 stars
(43 Reviews)
67% of 43 students said this degree improved their career prospects
79% of 43 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Theresa Herman - 8/31/2017
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
kacee - 8/23/2017
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Shawntalyne Brown - 7/28/2017
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Who Does This - 7/8/2017
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"My college is very smooth,but are money hungry,they go to your fafsa and deciedes for you, what you should pay back. What schools accepts loans f or you and do not let a student decied if they want subsizied or unsubsized loans. You may just want a grant, or you may want all moneys , because you are the one who has to pay back. I would not let this school get you in debt and they do not display what you actually paying for, I do not trust them and may withdraw after doing more extensive research. Can I transfer credits , is this school official, and why I cannot mkae my on finacial decisions with my fafsa. Bad Scool and who does that?"
5.0 out of 5 stars
SHARONDA - 5/25/2017
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"PLEASE DON'T LISTEN TO THE NEGATIVE REPORTS UMA ROCKS! If you didn't succeed there it had to be on the individual because everything they said they was about they fulfilled it and more. I never had a problem any information I requested and needed help with they was there. Like anywhere there is a protocol you must follow now if you didn't follow that then there will be consequences. UMA taught me the best..."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Allison Lester- Stojakovich - 4/30/2017
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"This is my first time ever attending college! Let me tell you, I am truly blessed to be attending UMA! I have looked at over a dozen of online school most were scams, don't care about your needs,just wanted money ans were a profit school. My friend who now graduated Uma in march 2017 with her bachelor's degree in billing and coding told me I needed to check out her school. I did. I did some research on it found out it was in the top 10. Before choosing my career as a Medical administrative assistant... I chose billing and coding. After talking to advisors they helped me choice Medial administrative assistant and asked me to take the quiz on there website. It helps fit you with the best program. I'm now in my 3rd week of college and have A+. The courses are easy and very understandable. There is a catch.... of you need help they have coaches for you which I call all the time. When i say all the time probably 5-10 times a day when I need help or better understanding my assignment. They literally hold your hand and walk you thru every step. best school ever. Stop looking at all these other school, let go of the stress on your plate. CHOOSE UMA. They choose you!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
ABUNCH OF SCAM ARTIST!!! - 4/11/2017
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"I AM BEGGING YOU PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL THEY MAKE YOU JUMP THROUGH SO MANY LOOPS TO GET YOUR MONEY BECAUSE THEY WANT TO KEEP IT YOU CAN GO TO SCHOOL SOME WHERE ELSE FOR MUCH CHEAPER!!!!! ALL THE MONEY YOU PAY JUST TO GET A ASSOCIATE DEGREE IS TERRIBLE!!!!! THIS PLACE IS TERRIBLE AND NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN THE CLASSES ARE EASY BUT IT WILL DO NOTHING BUT LEAVE YOU IN DEBT!!!!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ashley - 3/23/2017
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"This school has had a huge impact on my life. Not only with my education but my career as well. I am only 19 years old working at my children's doctors office and continuing to attend classes and take care of my family at home. This school has helped stay focused on my school work and if I need anything if a little extra push I receive it. The advisers are amazing. I have had a total of 6 advisers and that's because the first one moved then I had 2 more after that because of my GPA and then I went back to continue my education. Your adviser will work with you and always give you a call back."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Kalaiah E. - 2/15/2017
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"This is an email I sent to the school career services member. I caution anyone applying to this school. Yes let them know and please advise the ultimate medical staff to not schedule me anymore job opportunities, as this schools career services is honestly not even recognized,and is an honest waste of my time and finances.I have gone to interview after interview, spending my gas and time that I could be using at my current employer, because I had faith that this was going to work in my favor..Me working hard to stay on a honors path,hasn't gotten me anywhere,& every interview "John Doe" sends me on is a complete waste. I have no experience,& obviously my education and associates it has no worth based upon the fact that every school I have tried to enroll into for my bachelors state this schools accreditation is national and not regional, so Universities.. out. A school with actual pull,when it comes to pushing their students success..out. If the career services department could spend as much time researching these supposed job opportunities, as they do calling me back to back to back, this would be a winner. There was a warning sign when I received an email from another graduate that stated she wasn't getting anywhere with her interviews,& I thought maybe it's her. Maybe she isn't representing herself effectively..but honestly I believe this is probably a trend. Im quite interested to know what the actual success of job placement is within this institution.What research does your institution do to find these "job opportunities"? Because it feels like the team is searching the yellow pages in Southern California, for medical offices. Lastly, who schedules someone for an interview and hasn't even spoken to them? I'm not sure if I've ever heard of something like that. I have been at job training for the past week or so with another company,& I haven't been able to answer the phone, so I assume the career services representative that decided to just schedule something, without my knowledge is not aware of the fact that, you should speak with a person before making decisions on their behalf and their personal time.So at this point, there really isn't anything else for me to say to any of your staff. I wish you all well. This school is a complete joke, & I wouldn't recommend anyone even considering it."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Christina G. Made it possible - 12/14/2016
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
"This is the best school... C. G. My admissions counselor was the best lady I ever spoke with... she helped me and talked with me.... the process was so easy... im a single mom of 3 with a full time job and I was still able to make a 3.89 on my diploma & a 4.0 on my associates degree... they make it so easy any possible to get a great education"