Ultimate Medical Academy Reviews

3.74 out of 5 stars
(300 Reviews)
64% of 300 students said this degree improved their career prospects
73% of 300 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Teresa M. Kitchen - 10/31/2017
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2018
"Honestly, this College called Ultimate Medical Academy really saved my life. This Teresa Marie Kitchen is very thankful for the education that UMA.com has provided for me and I hope to be working soon to help repay back my college tuition? My Instructors gave a good first IMPRESSION. Maybe I would of liked to have been more organized to get better grades but I made the dean's list and never thought that I would be going the distance in my life to do that! Also, I am concerned about my school loans that I did take out to pay for my college tuition because I don't totally feel well informed about how much I need to repay and I am not knowing why when I took out loans, where did the money go? Other than that I asked if my school transcripts could be sent to a new college because I was wanting to give another college job opportunity to help train me and I have not heard back from UMA.com student adviser about my transcript's ? Other than that I have had a really great experience here at UMA.com and would suggest this college to anyone. Hopefully my own daughter "AUDRA" will be encouraged to join UMA.com to learn to earn a college Associates degree? I love my little girl very much and hope that she will enjoy this college education at UMA as much as her Birth Mother Teresa Marie Kitchen. I LOVE this College! YOUR AWESOME UMA.com!"
Kaitlyn - 1/31/2018

Hi Teresa - We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed your journey with us! I would be happy to have our Student Finance Team reach out to help as well as have your transcripts sent to you. Would you please email us at social@ultimatemedical.edu so that I may better assist you?

1.0 out of 5 stars
Mag - 10/24/2017
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2070
"This school is crooked ! They act like they care about you until you sign papers then you call and call for help and get no one caring anymore! The teachers yell and belittle you instead of incouraging you! I was broke and scared and they brainwashed me into thinking this would be the best move for me to get out of debt. But guess what I never got a job because I needed experience which the school told me they could get me through that and that never happened!! What did happen is they sunk me further into debt! I hope you are proud of taken advantage of a very scared middle-aged person!"
Kaitlyn - 1/31/2018

Hi Mag - Thank you very much for reaching out to us. Our UMA Cares Team are resolution specialists that are dedicated to getting answers to UMA students' questions and concerns. I would like to connect you to them as well as our Career Services Team so that they may assist you in your job search. Would you please email us at social@ultimatemedical.edu so that I may help?

4.4 out of 5 stars
Delcina Mangram - 10/24/2017
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2017
"I made a decision to of further my education,at first I was nervous,scared and anxious. I took at leap Faith and I'm so glad I did. I'm so proud of my accomplishments. At times I felt overwhelmed, but I focused and Prayed and made my way through. I made The Dean's List 3 times and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. My journey with UMA has brought me so much knowledge.Everyone from the staff, academic coaches, instructors and career advisors were very helpful.I am forever grateful.I would recommend Ultimate Medical Academy to others."
Kaitlyn - 1/31/2018

Hi Delcina - We are so glad to hear that you've had a great experience at UMA! Congratulations on graduating! We're so happy and excited for you!

5.0 out of 5 stars
Karen fisher-jackson - 10/18/2017
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2017
"My experience was like a dream! I enjoyed every moment of my degree experience. I have not stopped smiling yet! UMA is a awesome school and the knowledge gained is simply beautiful. Thank you for allowing me to share my experience and to everyone. Give UMA the opportunity to improve your professional skills that allows your attitude . As a patient myself ,my decision to attend UMA will allow me to share both skills in a hosptal of my choice, and treat my patients in the proper manner that they deserve."
Kaitlyn - 1/31/2018

Hi Karen - We are so glad to hear that you've had a wonderful UMA journey!

1.0 out of 5 stars
Theresa - 10/13/2017
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
1.1 out of 5 stars
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM - 9/29/2017
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Esther Gonzalez - 9/5/2017
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
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!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tanya Mendosa - 8/31/2017
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2001
"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."
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."
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