Ultimate Medical Academy Reviews

3.66 out of 5 stars
(283 Reviews)
64% of 283 students said this degree improved their career prospects
71% of 283 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
Lakeisha S. - 6/16/2015
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"I love my school! It only took 10 months to receive my degree with a accredited school. I received a laptop to complete my studys for free. I graduated with honors in April 2015. I currently have three job opportunities that UMA helped me find after graduation, and now I'm deciding which to pursue. I highly recommend this school."
Ashonta Johnson - 12/9/2015

We love you too Lakeisha. We are so proud that you graduated with honors. We’re so glad that you have employment options to choose from. You have a bright future ahead of you. Hi Jaime and Caitlin, if you'd like to speak with your advisor regarding laptops please email us at social@ultimatemedical.edu.(Ashonta)

1.0 out of 5 stars
Abandoned student - 6/5/2015
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2013
"DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. They lie to you just to get you to sign up and go into extreme debt. They do not stand behind what a representative for the school tell potential students. If you express any displeasure about being lied to they abandon you and have no further contact with you. I graduated in 2013 and had a job as a receptionist but the phycisian got sick and passed away. Noone from the school will contact me for anything. Emails go un-answered and when I call and they transfer me, they hang up on me every time. They have left me heavily in debt with no way to pay it back because I can't get a job. They got their money from my loans so why should they worry about me anymore. THEY HAVE ABANDONED ME. I am extremely angry at this point. One medical office program teacher told me I missed something on an assignment and told me I could find the information in a certain chapter but not what page. In the end I looked through the entire book and could not find the information so I called the school and several people looked through the entire book as well and could not find the information and they left it at that. The teacher responded to me with an attitude and told me it is in the book and I should not contact her with the same concern again. This school and it's teachers only care about the money going into their pockets. I lucked up with the receptionist job. I was hired on the spot by two young women simply because I had a horse. The last communication I had from the school was a career advisor emailed me and said "she was not my career advisor, this person is, I have given her your information and ask that she contact you." I have had no further contact from them. I can not even get a job as a cashier because they see that I got my Associates degree in a medical compacity and they immediately think I would consider the job as extremely temporary and they do not want to waste their time. How can I repay $18,000.00+ when I can't even get a cashier job. Not even McDonalds will hire me because I would be "extremely temporary". I am fixing to lose everything and I feel it would not be so if I would not have attended this poor excuse for a school. RUN AWAY AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. You would be better off going to an actual University or Community College. If you have been lied to and abandonded by this school please comment on this review."
Dan Soschin - 1/14/2016

Hi Mariaha,

If you wish to cancel your enrollment, simply call the admissions team back. You should have their information in your enrollment agreement you signed. You may have received this via email if you enrolled in an online program. Or you can call our main number: 877-244-5150.

Best wishes to you as your chart the course of your future.

Dan Soschin - 7/6/2015

While I don't understand how you could confuse the medical academy with Popeye's Chicken, I reviewed all student records related to your inquiry and I see that you asked to cancel your enrollment, so you are all set. If you receive additional calls or emails, just speak with the members of the admissions team and have them confirm your cancellation. I wish you all the best with your future endeavors, be that at Popeye's, at the Academy or wherever life's journeys take you. If you have further questions, just email us at social@ultimatemedical.edu and we'll be glad to help you further. We're hear to help, and we have nearly 30,000 alumni that have successfully completed our programs.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Tierra N. - 6/4/2015
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2015
"The school is great and not once did I have a bad experience with them. My advisor is awesome. She helped me every step of the way with finishing school. Right now I am in the process of completing my diploma program. I will be finished in one week and the school is  awesome. I will be attending to further my education. They were never misleading and gave me the answers I needed and completely honest about everything. I would recommend this school to everyone I know."
Ashonta Johnson - 12/9/2015

We’re so glad that you had a great experience at UMA. Keep up the great work, and remember that we are always here for you. (Ashonta)

5.0 out of 5 stars
Jacksgurl08 - 5/24/2015
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"I would recommend UMA to anyone in healthcare. I had great advisors who were always willing to help, great support programs. I completed my Medica Office and Billing Specialist Certificate first. Then went on to complete an Associate of Sciences in Medical Office Billing and Coding specialist.Even after graduation, they are working hard to help me find employment, so I may utilize my degree! So glad I found UMA!"
1.1 out of 5 stars
Run Away - 5/21/2015
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2015
"This is a horrible school. Many teachers are sub-par. Many have to be corrected by students. This school does not give an education. All coursework can be found in a Google search. Nothing is taught. Career Services is a joke. They want you to look outside of what your diploma or degree is. One suggested I try to get a job as a transcriptionist or telemarketer. Why would I have obtained a degree in medical billing and coding if I wanted to be a telemarketer? This school tells lies to have student enroll. You cannot work as a medical coder remotely straight out of school. Most places require 3-5 years in office coding and also want you to have a CCS license or CPC-H. Both take additional schooling and exams. The other thing employers want is RHIT or RHIA. Do yourself a favor, enroll in an actual university. Most offer online classes and the degree you obtain through an actual university will take you further than this joke of a school. Now if you want easy, no brain required then by all means UMA is for you. If you actually understand how to make a complete sentence and have a general knowledge of spelling and punctuation UMA is not for you. You will be as frustrated as I have been. Run away."
Dan Soschin - 7/2/2015

Hi there, we have a 250 person career services team that will gladly assist you on your job placement needs. We are here to help. Please reach out to me at social@ultimatemedical.edu and I will have someone connect with you to offer placement assistance. There are many options available and we have placed several thousand students within their field. Please let us help you too!

Dan Soschin - 11/18/2015

Hi Magdalen, the Associate of Science in Medical Billing and Coding at UMA will prepare you to sit for the CPC (certified professional coder) examination. You can read more about that here: https://www.ultimatemedical.edu/program/medical-billing-and-coding/. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Academy at social@ultimatemedical.edu.

2.8 out of 5 stars
aimee - 4/15/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2010
"Not happy with UMA no one help with job placement... went to job interviews and same story lack training and not enough experience even though I was a home health aid before so I lost my certification became homeless daughter got ill want to go back to work but not use what to do don't want to spend another 15000 at a school"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Misty Petit - 3/31/2015
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2015
"UMA is hands down the BEST college ever. I would recommend this school to anyone. The teachers, advisors, financial aid office, and even all of the students are very friendly and helpful. They make me feel like we're all a family, which is a great thing. Everyone always has encouraging words and never give up attitude which causes me to push even harder to make the best possible grade I can get. UMA is the smartest and best decision I have made in my life now all my dreams can finally come true once I graduate in August of 2015."
Ashonta Johnson - 12/9/2015

We love having you a part of the UMA family. We know that you’ll go on to do amazing things in the healthcare industry. (Ashonta)

5.0 out of 5 stars
Ultimate medical academy - 3/29/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"UMA is an amazing school. Everyone is so helpful no matter what day or time you call. It's not like a regular college, this college goes above and beyond to help it's students graduate. I recently graduated and got my certificate now I'm continuing to get my associates and total will have graduated in less than two years! Thanks for caring Uma!"
Ashonta Johnson - 12/9/2015

We pride ourselves in going above and beyond for all of our students. We are so proud of you, and are excited to see the things you will accomplish. Keep up the great work. (Ashonta)

5.0 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth Connie DuMond - 3/23/2015
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2015
"This is a great school and program. I highly recommend it. The advisors and staff are eager to help you out. I enjoy it and am going to continue on to get my associates degree. I could not have asked for a better school to have chosen me as a student to attend their school."
Ashonta Johnson - 12/9/2015

Continue to do great things, we’re so proud of you Elizabeth. Feel free to reach out to us anytime, we are always here to help. (Ashonta)

5.0 out of 5 stars
Ingrid Hernandez - 3/3/2015
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015
"Choosing Ultimate Medical Academy for my education and healthcare career was the best choice that I have made. I have received so much support from my student advisers and instructors. They really want me to succeed and become the best healthcare manager in the industry. The preparation that is given from the professional staff interviewers to land the first job is superb! The financial department makes it very simple to apply for financial aid. They follow you each step of the way. The tax form is sent out right on time for a school tax break. If you really want to become a success Ultimate Medical Academy is the school for you!!!"
Ashonta Johnson - 12/9/2015

You are a great asset to the UMA family. Continue to stay dedicated and we know you’ll do amazing things in the healthcare industry. (Ashonta)

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