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If you like helping others, you’re in good company. Ultimate Medical Academy is serious about education. We’re serious about healthcare. We’re serious about careers. And we’re serious about having fun. That includes helping others and giving back to our community.

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Making a positive impact in peoples’ lives is what UMA is all about. That includes proudly supporting a number of nonprofit organizations in our community through volunteer work, donations, services, scholarships and monetary contributions.

Community Spotlight: Pack-A-Snack – Many Tampa Bay area children participate in the school lunch program but lack access to nutritional meals on the weekend, so UMA participates in the Pack-A-Snack program. This nonprofit program provides nutritional snacks for children to take home on the weekends, including fresh produce. UMA currently supports four local schools through this program:

  • Woodlawn Elementary
  • Fairmont Elementary
  • Melrose Elementary
  • Campbell Park Elementary

Read more about our community service and philanthropy at UMA and how our team focuses on the conversion of ideas into community action.

Healthy Living

Here at the Academy, we sponsor an important initiative called “Healthy Living.” It’s designed to promote health and well-being among our staff. How many of these programs are appealing to you?

  • On “Farmers Market Day” we treat staff to a healthy helping of free local produce
  • Yoga, Zumba and Piyo classes each week onsite
  • Discounted gym memberships locally
  • Smoking cessation programs
  • Discounts to Weight Watchers with onsite meetings
  • “Lunch and Learn” events covering topics such as stress management and ergonomics
  • Discounts to Buccaneers football games (you can see the stadium from here!)
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Ultimate Intramurals

We like to break a sweat, and win. Fist bump. Our extensive list of intramural sports is a testament to our commitment to healthy living, creating energy and having fun.

  • Dragon Boat Racing
  • Kickball
  • Basketball (four teams)
  • Soccer
  • Bowling
  • Flag Football
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Like to run? The Academy has been known to sponsor staff to participate in 5ks including mud runs and charitable events. Don’t forget to stretch.

UMA Employee Snapshots

Alyssa T - Student Success Facilitator

Alyssa T.

Student Success Facilitator

“I moved for the beach, I stayed for the students.”

Fun Fact: I clogged for 7 years and even competed on the Grand Ole Opry stage.

Tommy E.

Mock Interview Specialist

"A big part of life is personal as well as professional development. I do my best to give a helping hand in that area to all students."

Fun Fact: I have been riding motorcycles for over 16 years.

Todd A - Learner Services Advisor

Todd A.

Learner Services Advisor

“Giving up on your dreams? No on my watch!”

Fun Fact: I spent a month in India, which opened my eyes to who I really am and how lucky we are to have the opportunities we have.

Kyle H.

Kyle H.

Career Services

“You only get out what you put in.”

Fun Fact: I learned how to play the spoons in 4th grade.

Krystal C.

Career Services Advisor

“I thrive at UMA! In the process of learning how to help others I have evolved and become much more successful.”

Fun Fact: Tasty food makes me dance!

Britany W.

Career Services Advisor

“Every day is a different excitement unexpected.”

Fun Fact: Music is my passion.

Shannon K.

Team Lead, Student Finance

“I believe you have to enjoy your job in order to be productive at it; you should always work with a sense of urgency and a smile.”

Fun Fact: I enjoy nurturing the right side of my brain by creative writing and painting in my free time.

Brad B.

Student Loan Counselor

“I try to keep a light and upbeat attitude about everything we do, while still taking my work very seriously.”

Fun Fact: I love to sing and play guitar, I'm currently in the semi-finals for a karaoke competition.

Join a team that’s making a real difference.

We don’t just train students for a healthcare career. Every challenge we face represents the chance to help our students accomplish their dreams and transform lives. So, do you want to build a meaningful career here?

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