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Ultimate Medical Academy Overview

Tampa, FL
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
Colleges & Universities
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Working at Ultimate Medical Academy

At Ultimate Medical Academy, we believe in making a difference. That’s why we work hard to help students improve their lives, and the lives of others. When you’re a part of the UMA team, you contribute to supporting our students and graduates in many ways ... Read more

Mission: Ultimate Medical Academy is a higher educational institution committed to equipping and empowering students to excel in healthcare careers.

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  • "My experience here on the campus has been amazing. It's a lot more hands-on with things. It's getting me ready for the field. The support system is very good here." - UMA Clearwater Student, Bridget R.

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  • "One thing that inspired me to come to UMA was my son. I want to be able to provide a stable future for him and something he can be proud of his mother for." - Mercedes N., UMA Clearwater Student

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Ultimate Medical Academy – Why Work For Us?

UMA is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, UMA has more than 40,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to approximately 14,000 students as well as campus-based training in Clearwater, Florida. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, résumé and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support and more. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Learn more by visiting

We understand what employers look for in new hires, and we tailor our curriculum to meet those needs. We also guide our alumni in finding new jobs, progressing in their current positions and developing new skills to remain competitive in the job market. 

Through our continuing medical education (CME) divisions, we educate thousands of physicians, nurses and other medical professionals each year in the United States.

Mission: Ultimate Medical Academy is a higher educational institution committed to equipping and empowering students to excel in healthcare careers.


Vision: To be a leader in providing successful career outcomes for our students through a culture of innovation, commitment and service.



  • Act With Integrity
  • Champion Student Outcomes
  • Commit to Employee Success
  • Pursue Results With Purpose
  • Have Fun. Build Energy.
  • Work As One

At UMA, you just have to look around to see our culture of putting students and our community first. From the murals on the walls dedicated to our students, to a blood mobile frequenting the parking lot, UMA strives to give back every day. Feeding America volunteer events, 5K walks for causes like breast cancer, arthritis and Parkinson’s Disease awareness, and Community Supported Agriculture partnerships with local urban farms are just some of our initiatives for social good.

We have a lot of fun too – on any given day you may find us dressed up as pirates for Gasparilla, handing out treats and colorful beads for special occasions, hosting Halloween Costume contests, sharing UMA-exclusive snapchat filters and more.

When you join UMA, you join a culture that believes in teamwork, community giving, supporting our employees and placing students first. With these activities and more, we make sure that culture always comes through.

We’re always on the lookout for UMA teammates. As UMA focuses on the future, we’re seeking bright, qualified, inspired professionals who share our passion for helping others.

What Makes Ultimate Medical Academy Special? UMA provides so much more than healthcare career training. Our students trust us to help them achieve their dreams. For some UMA students, successfully entering a new career field may seem almost impossible. That’s why we’re with them every step of the way, offering emotional support, academic tutoring and coaching, quality training, interactive and relevant curriculum, career preparation and useful advice that provides wrap-around support as they chart a path for success.

Interested? Apply to our open positions today.

At UMA, we believe in taking care of our employees so that they can take care of our students. Here are some of the comprehensive benefits we offer (available to full-time, permanent employees after the first 90 days).

 Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability, AD&D Insurance
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave

 Financial, Retirement & Vacation

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays

 Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Emergency child and elder care services at no charge
  • Company Social Events
  • Discounted Gym Memberships
  • Discounted Weight Watchers with Onsite Meetings
  • Club Sports Programs
  • Sponsored 5K Walks/Races
  • Discounted Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tickets
  • Yoga and Zumba Classes Onsite
  • Healthy Living Initiatives
  • Lunch & Learn Events for Employee Wellness

Ultimate Medical Academy Reviews

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    "A great school doing great things!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
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    I have been working at Ultimate Medical Academy full-time (More than a year)


    UMA is a unique school and that’s one of the reasons I enjoy working here! They operate with an entrepreneurial approach that empowers employees to do great/impactful things. But, UMA is not for everyone. If you have a hard time with accountability to an institution’s mission or achieving goals, this might not be the place for you. If you don’t mind working hard and enjoy having fun at work…I definitely recommend UMA!

    UMA participates in philanthropic activities regularly and encourages healthy living (things like Yoga and health club discounts are offered regularly in addition to discounts on activities like Bucs games). Tons of free lunches and employee engagement activities, such as outings for UMA employees and their friends and family, are a definite bonus.

    I’ve never experienced unethical or noncompliant practices or behaviors (I’m shocked by other comments, which led me to write this review).

    And, UMA pays well.


    Parking is a challenge but tolerable. Benefits are okay, they have made some good changes this year.

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Ultimate Medical Academy Photos

Ultimate Medical Academy photo of: UMA at All Children's Radiothon 2017
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Ultimate Medical Academy photo of: Halloween 2017- Best Group Costume
Ultimate Medical Academy photo of: Ultimate Medical Academy Donates More Than 1,500 Pounds of Food and Supplies to Hurricane Relief Efforts
Ultimate Medical Academy photo of: New Alpha Beta Kappa Students Honored at Ultimate Medical Academy Clearwater Campus Fall Pinning Ceremony
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Ultimate Medical Academy Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
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    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Ultimate Medical Academy (Tampa, FL) in September 2016.


    I was recruited by a staffing agency, so I first met with a representative from the agency for the first interview. Then, I was scheduled to meet with one of the directors at UMA for a one on one interview. The interview lasted probably about 15 minutes, and was pretty easy. They let you know within a couple of days.

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Ultimate Medical Academy Awards & Accolades

  • Best Performing Alumni Platform - Professional Schools, Graduway, 2017
  • 11 Telly Awards(awarded to Med Learning Group, a division of UMA), Telly Awards, 2017
  • Best Practice in Learner Outcomes (awarded to Global Education Group, a division of UMA), National Association of Medical Education Companies (NAMEC), 2015
  • Web Health Award: Silver (awarded Global Education Group, a division of UMA), Web Health Awards, 2014
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