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Complaint Review: Ripoff Report | Ultimate Medical Academy TRUSTED Business | Verified™ Safe …businesses you can trust. Ultimate Medical Academy trains students for careers in healthcare that make a difference in their lives. Ultimate Medical Academy, founded in 1994, as a nonprofit school, headquartered in Tampa with an additional campus in Clearwater. Ultimate Medical Academy offers programs on campus and online. - Clearwater Florida

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  • Ultimate Medical Academy TRUSTED Business | Verified™ Safe …businesses you can trust. Ultimate Medical Academy trains students for careers in healthcare that make a difference in their lives. Ultimate Medical Academy, founded in 1994, as a nonprofit school, headquartered in Tampa with an additional campus in Clearwater. Ultimate Medical Academy offers programs on campus and online. 1218 Court Street, Suite A Clearwater, Florida United States of America

Ultimate Medical Academy Verified TRUSTED Business REVIEW: At UMA, if it’s important to our students, it’s important to us. Students can always contact our student concerns hotline by visiting UMAcares.com. UMA is here to help each student find success. Commitment to Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program, a program benefiting consumers, ensuring complete satisfaction & confidence when doing business.

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REVIEW UPDATE: April 5 2018: Ultimate Medical Academy remains committed to increased customer satisfaction and has improved their business practices over the years to better serve their customers. Ultimate Medical Academy is truly dedicated to making sure their customers are satisfied and that any complaints which do arise are addressed promptly and fairly.

To date, Ultimate Medical Academy has made good faith efforts to resolve all complaints reported on Ripoff Report. Based on our experience, the member business has proven to be among the top members of the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program as a Verified Safe Business™.

Over time and since becoming a member, Ultimate Medical Academy has remained actively engaged and improving the way they address customer service complaints. As an active and current member of the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program we are happy to report that now more than ever Ultimate Medical Academy remains committed to improving customer satisfaction.

Remember, no company or individual can ever satisfy 100% of the people 100% of the time. There are no products or services that will always be perfect for everyone and even the best companies will receive complaints from time to time. However, by participating in the Corporate Advocacy Program, the member business has made a commitment to working with its customers to resolve complaints quickly and fairly whenever possible.

Please keep in mind that as a consumer you have some responsibilities as well. Success has many definitions that based on your past experiences, current situation and your perceived expectations. Success with any product or service is always based on the proper application and understanding. The fastest car will not run if you never turn the engine on. Look at how you used the product or service that was provided in relation with the instructions that you received. The Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program will help you get your voice heard but please be prepared with documentation and fair representation of your concern, also have an idea of how the company can fix your concern. Can they offer additional services, extend warranties, offer a fair refund or just get you talking with someone that can help. ..let them know and let us know!

*Any consumer not receiving satisfaction from a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program should email us at editor@ripoffreport.com.

Ripoff Report Verified™ REVIEW

EDitor's UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Ultimate Medical Academy for its full commitment to quality customer service.

Ripoff Report's discussions with Ultimate Medical Academy have uncovered an ongoing dedication by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any concerns. Ultimate Medical Academy listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

UMA’s senior administrators expect every employee to listen carefully to any student concerns. UMA has successfully trained thousands of students for careers in the allied health field and its staff are prompt in responding to inquiries. They are readily available for specific needs or questions that come up. UMA’s mission is to be a dynamic career school committed to empowering students to excel in the healthcare field. UMA strives to provide an educational experience that maximizes value to its students in a professional, supportive and ethical environment.

The students of UMA are the foundation of the school’s reputation. UMA realizes that without successful students, it would not be well-respected among students, alumni and employers. UMA works hard to develop a sense of community among its students so that students feel a sense of social pride and contribute back to the communities they live in. To lead this initiative, UMA staff support many nonprofit initiatives, including Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, All-Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, and CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse), to name just a few.

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The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Dan Soschin during an onsite inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases towards Ultimate Medical Academy.

Ultimate Medical Academy is a career-focused school that specializes in educating and supporting students who plan on pursuing careers in allied health. Through this program not only are they provided with the tools needed to succeed, but are provided assistance in field placement within their specialty. Dan Soschin stated the following about his company, "we're a very support intensive school. We work with our students on an individual basis to help them overcome academic obstacles or anything else that's impeding their success academically or in life."

Leads for Ultimate Medical Academy are obtained through various forms of marketing. Primarily leads are obtained through students who express interest in their school through their website. Once a potential student has expressed interest in their school Ultimate Medical Academy will reach out to them and go through an interview process through an admissions team. This process with asses if their program fits the student's interest, needs, and aspirations.


During the on-site interview, Mr. Soschin was asked to describe a situation where a client was not satisfied with the level of service they received. Mr. Soschin stated, "The bottom line is we're a fairly large school. We have nearly 14,000 students and 40,000 alumni and obviously even more than that expressed interest in enrolling. So we're talking with 1,000s of people...so there's a number of different challenges a student could have." These issues can range from not understanding student loans, difficulties with technology, or receive poor feedback from a professor. In order to effectively handle this wide range of complaints, Ultimate Medical Academy has extensive processes for resolving issues. They have a student hotline that is made available to every student that is used to facilitate questions and concerns. Additionally, each student has a Learner Service Advisor who's goal is to help each individual student navigate the world of on-line learning. Mr. Soschin further stated, "In the world of education and financial aid and career service there's a lot of complexities so we're just here to help the student."

Ultimate Medical Academy has a wonderful reputation within the on-line learning community. This is largely due to their willingness to go above and beyond for their students. Mr. Soschin proceeded to give an example of this, "we have a number of students who are interviewing for new jobs. They can't always get to the interview because they don't have the right transportation...what we do is we have a national Uber corporate account and we'll just cover the cost of an Uber to and from the job interview." Additionally, if a student doesn't have the appropriate attire for a job interview Ultimate Medical Academy will send them appropriate apparel free of charge.

Ultimate Medical Academy is proud to be a part of Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, "It just gives us an opportunity to continue helping students who have concerns. Helping address those concerns. Sometimes they don't know who to turn to so they turn to [Ripoff Report] and they alert us. That just gives us an opportunity to engage."


" At UMA, we are committed to helping our students achieve success. When you enroll here, you don’t just receive career training via interactive online coursework or hands-on training at our Florida campuses—you also receive support from UMA at every step throughout your academic journey.

Our goal is to create a supportive environment where our students feel empowered to achieve their aspirations and goals. Once you become a UMA student, you will have access to our student services including financial aid assistance, academic help and tutoring, guidance resources and support for life situations, career services and so much more. Then when you graduate, you will become a part of our 40,000+ member Alumni Association and receive access to job search assistance and to our professional networking platform for alumni, among other benefits.

We are so proud of UMA’s community of learning and everything we have achieved together. We have provided in-depth support to thousands of graduates, and we would love the opportunity to do the same for you.

Ultimate Medical Academy’s team have expressed that they feel very confident doing their job but would be happy to speak with any student to further address an inquiry or concern. Ultimate Medical Academy takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this, "UMA provides me with a wonderful and supportive work environment that truly strives to embody each of it's six values - especially 'having fun and building energy'. Not only do staff genuinely believe in helping students, we have a fun time contributing positively to the workplace and our community."

Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that Ultimate Medical Academy’s past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction..


Ultimate Medical Academy recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, Ultimate Medical Academy has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Derek Apanovitch, Ripoff Report is convinced that Ultimate Medical Academy is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

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Ripoff Report has determined that Ultimate Medical Academy meets Ripoff Report Verified™ standards which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. Members of the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction program do pay a fee for our on-site review, 24-hour monitoring and for support with customers to resolve any disagreements.

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Ultimate Medical Academy Clearwater Florida

I gratuated the MCLA course a few months ago, kept up with my payments and was told at the beginning that I would receive my diploma if all payments were up to date. They refuse to give my my graduation papers until fully paid. Let me remind everyone that the school already received thousands of dollars through financial aid and the payments I already gave them. As far as helping get a job, they are worthless! My grades were excellent and my resume is flawless, there is absolutely no excuse! This school makes promises and they tell you exactly what you want to hear but they do not deliver! I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND this school to anyone, big disappointment!

This is just a little bit of information that myself and practically everyone I know that went to this school went through! Don't be their victim...

Tc Largo, Florida

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AUTHOR: combatmedic2k9 - (USA)

POSTED: Monday, May 10, 2010

I signed up with UMA the Tampa branch What a waste of money. The recruiters brain wash you, they promise you the world "reminds me when I enlisted in the U.S. Armed forces back in 06".. Anyways, I finished the MCLA course, and this school doesn't even help you find a job:(.. I been looking sinse 2008 of OCT right after extern.. It's pathetic, I recently went back, they made me a resume and sent me on my way... I don't reccomend this over priced school to anyone. I am paying nearly 8,000 for my MCLA training to only make 10.00 an hour if I land a job, let me tell you it's so hard to land a job with no exp it's almost impossible..AND UMA DOESN'T CARE, THEY DON'T TAKE CARE OF THEIR STUDENTS, THIS SCHOOL IS A PIECE OF CRAP" don't ever waste you money here... Now i'm stuck with this bill, UMA you're worthless, I will never do this stupid move again... If you have any questions about this school contact me (((Redacted))) DON'T WATE YOUR MONEY" GO TO HCC OR SOMEWHERE ELSE" UMA IS NOT WORTH A PENNY.

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I had a similar situation

AUTHOR: Kelli - (United States of America)

POSTED: Friday, January 01, 2010

I graduated from the skincare program in November 2008. I was up to date on all of my payments and didn't get my diploma until a few months later, I actually had to go and physically pick it up. As far as the employee making the comments about the type of students that go there, why are the students allowed to go there to begin with.

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