Ultimate Medical Academy Reviews
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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!!
THIS SCHOOL IS VERY GOOD. YOU HAVE PEOPLE CALLING CHECKING ON HOW YOU ARE DOING IN SCHOOL. WHEN YOU ABOUT TO GRADUATE THEY HELP TO PREPARE YOU TO GET A JOB. I HAD NO PROBLEMS I LOVE THIS SCHOOL. THEY DO MOCK INTERVIEWS TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOU GO ON YOUR INTERVIEWS FOR A JOB.
LET ME START OFF BY SAYING THAT I JUST STARTED UMA. AND PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY DO NOT I REPEAT PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL. THEY ARE TERRIBLE. MOST OF THE GOOD REVIEWS ARE FROM THEIR OWN DEPARTMENT. I CANT TELL YOU HOW DISGUSTED I AM WITH THIS SCHOOL. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO ELSE WHERE. I AT FIRST READ THE REVIEWS TOO AND THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE THEM A CHANCE. WRONG!!!! AND I SERIOUSLY REGRET IT. I WISH I WOULD HAVE STOPPED AT THESE REVIEWS AND CHOSE SOMEWHERE ELSE TO GO. THEY ARE LIARS, THEY RAISE YOUR TUITION WITHOUT TELLING YOU AND THEN SAY THAT THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO DO IT WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION. DON'T DO IT PLEASE ONE STUDENT TO THE NEXT. WHEN I TOLD THEM A MONTH LATER THAT I WANTED TO DROP OUT THEY THREW EVERY EXCUSE THAT THEY COULDN'T TRANSFER ME TO THE DEPARTMENT THAT HANDLES MATTERS LIKE MINE. I TRIED CALLING BACK TO GET SOMEONE ELSE THEY WILL PUT YOU ON HOLD TO READ THE NOTES AND THEN SAY OH IM SORRY THAT DEPARTMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE. LOL. THEY ARE A JOKE. AND IT WONT BE LONG BEFORE THEY ARE SUED. IF YOU WANT TO GET STOLEN FROM, LIED TO, STRESSED OUT, THEN BY ALL MEANS THIS IS THE SCHOOL FOR YOU. BUT IF YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE THE HEADACHE THEN DON'T GO. AND IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME GO ON FACEBOOK TO THEIR WEBSITE AND YOU WILL TRULY SEE HOW CRAPPY THEY REALLY ARE. PEACE AND LOVE FOLKS.