Headquartered in Tampa, FL, UMA is a comprehensive healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Ultimate Medical Academy was founded 25 years ago as a nonprofit school with a single campus in Clearwater, Florida. Today, UMA is a comprehensive healthcare educational institution with a national presence.
Institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), UMA has more than 45,000 alumni. The school offers contentrich, interactive online courses to 15,000 students across the country as well as campus-based training to hundreds of students at its Clearwater Campus.
With a mission to equip and empower students to excel in healthcare careers, the UMA experience includes individualized student services throughout all phases of the student journey, from admissions to the job search.
With a mission to equip and empower students to excel in healthcare careers, the UMA experience includes individualized student services throughout all phases of the student journey, from admissions to the job search. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support, and more. The school also supports alumni in finding new jobs, progressing in their current positions, and enhancing their skills to remain competitive in the job market.
As an employer of 2,000 faculty and staff in the Tampa Bay area, UMA looks forward to building relationships and telling others about the work we do to equip and empower students to excel in healthcare careers. In fulfilling our mission, we are also helping to drive upward mobility for families and communities while helping to fill the healthcare skills gap in the Tampa Bay area and across the nation.
UMA was founded in 1994 as Ultimate Learning Center, Inc., a nonprofit educational institution serving the Tampa Bay community’s need for trained nursing assistants and other healthcare professionals.
Over time, UMA recognized the growing need for trained professionals in other healthcare specialties and employers’ needs for multi-skilled staff, so it began to offer a wide range of programs focused on developing allied healthcare professionals. In 2009, UMA launched online allied healthcare courses to students throughout the U.S.
In 2015, UMA added a continuing medical education (CME) division that includes Global Education Group, Med Learning Group, and Complete Conference Management. These divisions create innovative and award-winning programming to maximize the learner experience and, ultimately, improve patient outcomes. UMA’s CME division provides CME to physicians and other healthcare professionals. Maintaining active credentials is a mandatory requirement for most practicing physicians, and UMA provides education that meets the diverse needs of this busy professional community.
Each year UMA convenes passionate local and national healthcare and education experts to participate in dynamic conversations on perspectives in innovation. Most recently UMA hosted the inaugural 2018 360 Summit: Perspectives on Healthcare Innovation, which followed on the success of its inaugural 2017 K-20 Education Summit.