Former Chair of the Board of Regents Named to Ultimate Medical Academy Advisory Board
TAMPA, Fla, September 30, 2009 – Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) is pleased to announce a new member of its Advisory Board, Sheila McDevitt. Ms. McDevitt was recently the Chair of the Board of Regents, and will be a valuable asset to UMA’s Advisory Board. The school relies on its Advisory Board to help fulfill its mission of giving its students a competitive advantage in the workplace and providing the community with skilled health care workers. The Advisory Board works with local employers to ensure that the quality of education exceeds industry standards and that the program offerings are aligned with the needs of the community.
In addition to being a member of UMA’s Advisory Board, McDevitt serves as Counsel and Chief Legal Officer to the Law Firm of Akerman Senterfitt in the Corporate Practice Group. Among the highlights of her community volunteer efforts, McDevitt is the immediate past Co-Chair of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society at the United Way of Tampa Bay, the Trustee and member of the Executive Committee for The Florida Orchestra, immediate past President and current Trustee of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation and a board member of St. Petersburg Pier Aquarium. McDevitt holds a B.A. and J.D from The Florida State University in Tallahassee.
ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 55,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to more than 14,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support, and more. Additionally, UMA has three centers for Continuing Medical Education (CME) that provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities to medical practitioners nationwide. Each CME is individually accredited. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The continuing medical education programs are not included within the institution’s grant of accreditation from ABHES.