Ultimate Medical Academy Reviews - Certificate in Medical Billing & CodingSee reviews of all programs at Ultimate Medical Academy
I started off liking the school. It was a great way to get my education while working full time and raising kids. I graduated, got my licenses, and asked them for the help they claimed they provided alumni. Lets get this straight. ITS THE WORST HELP EVER!!! they took my very impressive resume and made it worthless. The listed licenses i didn't have, took away YEARS of work experience and added skill I knew nothing about. I've had potential employers tell me to re-write my resume b/c it looks REALLY bad that i have gaps in my employment (i dont, thats just what UMA did to my resume). THEN, their employment help. they sent me 1 job that i was not qualified for and that was it. I never even heard from that company again. Then, they called me a year later asking me if i still needed their help. Um... No. I found a job on my own. They asked for the information for "records purposes" and then harassed my employer asking them to hire other alumni. They didtn call them once a day. or twice. they called 4-6 times DAILY. We finally had to tell UMA to stop calling, its excessive and harassing. Recently, they contacted me to see if i was still working in my field. STUPIDLY, i answered and told them i wasnt available to talk longer b/c alas- it's christmastime and i'm eyeballs deep in wrapping paper, decorations and baking. they said no problem and they'd call me after the holidays. NOT EVEN 24 HOURS WENT BY!!!! I'm sitting at my desk at work and my boss pages me. UMA called her line DEMANDING my employment information. Then, my HUSBAND calls me. UMA contacted him (no idea how) asking him to tell me to talk to their staff about my employment. I called UMA and demanded they take me off their calling lists. they agreed and we hung up. 20 mins later, i get another call from them, but this time, there was no voicemail left. The amount of times that they call is RIDICULOUS!!!!
so far i have had a very experience with my one line class. I am very pleased with staff and programs that they offer. I would highly recommand this school to any of my family or friends, Great online videos to help if you get stuck, and can call any time to get help
After graduation an unbelievable amount of calls from financial services, counselors etc. Said they would help me find a job. Every two weeks I was on the phone talking to a new job services counselor, having to explain my job search criteria. They were looking in places over 6 hour each direction in another state. Never listened when I was telling them about the amount of travel time I would do. After I found a job for myself I was continually harrassed on the phone about my job information of which they had no part of finding me. I told them it was none of their business and to stop calling me, texting and emailing me. The calls never stopped. I even got a harrasing email saying my student loans were nearly in default and I would soon be subject to collections and my credit would be ruiend, which was false. I have asked on more then 10 occasions to stop all forms of communication and still they continue to call, text and email me.
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.
Please take the time to READ this before making a decision for school. UMA (Ultimate Medical Academy) is a SCAM! This place promotes online courses to conform to your work schedule but what they don't prepare you for is the constant threatening emails, daily multiple text messages and phone calls that you will get if you don't log in when they think you should. If you have state college classes that can be transferred to the school forget about that because they make every excuse in the book to not do it, This school is only interested in keeping people so that they can get paid. When the instructor called to find out when I would get chance to log for my discussion I could hardly hear her because of the daycare she must have been running in the background. I understand they might have another job but when you are an instructor and want to communicate with a student you need to sound and act professional and please go to a quiet room so that the course can be discussed. I have taken online classes before from an accredited State school and they understand you are an adult and give you the freedom to do the work you need to submit by a deadline. You get a syllabus, study, and take a test and then move on to your next course. Granted that some homework may need to be submitted and that has a deadline but the constant calls and text are never given as to stress the student out like UMA does. I finally had enough and wanted to WD from UMA and it was only then that they were concerned to finally look at my classes to transfer and put me on the NO CALL LIST so that the constant text and calls are not made. There is NO COMMUNICATION that goes on between the staff that works there and you will feel like a hamster spinning in a wheel talking to people. If you have a full time job or maybe more than one job to support your family this is not the school or program for you. This place must have a quota to meet daily on the amount of calls they need to make in order to say they are helping people. When you want to WD from the course they make it extremely hard and uncomfortable to do so. This place charges as arm and a leg for a certificate. Lesson learned to myself that I should have done better research before choosing this school. You are basically paying for a certificate and then after really researching this school find that many people are left in debt with very few even working for the certificate or degree they pursued, Please be warned and really do your research before choosing this school.
Do Not go here this school is a scam big time I would have gone to a community college had I known about this school no one has ever heard of this school and if they have none of it is good I had a friend of mine literally laugh when she found out I was attending this school FYI she is a doctor. I started out taking the associate degree in medical coding and billing but decided to take the certificate course instead because they get you all started with coding then switch gears on you a throw you into biology and English well for starters if I needed to take those courses they should have been first then they do not teach you proper medical terminology which is a big part of this job I have a feeling I've just wasted alot of money and alot of time with this school.
Worse school ever! Lied too about everything ! Took my disbursement funds , that I was told I was going to get never did !!!! Was lied to about everything the school Would offer . Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone ! Ever!!!!! They are liars !
For starters I joined an online school because it was best fit for my lifestyle at the time having two young children. I was very weary for this is my first time attending online school which is not easy but I was motivated to complete the program to make my children proud. My experience with UMA has been absolutely AMAZING. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is ready to take their education to the next level and really serious about completing. I maintained a high gpa throughout my entire program I stayed up long nights studying utilizing all of the amazing resources that the school has given the students. Not to mention the staff is awesome, very attentive, and when they say they'll be there every step of the way, they will. I never felt alone although I live states away it felt like UMA was right here for me. Anyone ready to take education seriously, coming from a UMA graduate, I recommend UMA. Even after you graduate theyre here every step to help find employment. UMA literally has the best career services ive ever witnessed from a college, they care, they want us to find jobs and get everything out of what we signed up for attending this college. This school is excellent from the mock interviews to the professional advice ive learned so much not just with my field of study but how to become a professional in any business venture being goaled. I cant express this enough UMA has helped me grow in so many ways from my education level to my over all professional presentation. I will continue my education with UMA and it is worth every penny.
This school is unreliable. They tell you that they will help but they don't. Their Financial aide dept only wants the aide from the government but is unwilling to help give accurate information. They hound you but don't help or offer a solution. They're not that good.
I graduated with high honors, on the honor roll every quarter. I felt the school was rather easy. I had issues with a few of the instructors. One would not answer any questions I had. I had tried to reach her by business phone, cell phone and email. It took over a week to get her to respond. I then was basically blown off with my needs. I rarely reached out for help but when I needed it I felt no one was there for me. My other issue was I was told my cost for Diploma and Associates program would be a total of $17000. When I finished my diploma program I owed with interest $17000 and they want another $10000 for the Associates program. I feel like I was lied to and swindled. My spouse who's getting a Bachelors Degree with an actual university is spending a total of $22000! I feel like I was ripped off!! I cannot say I would recommend this program to anyone just based on the cost factor.