Ultimate Medical Academy Clearwater Campus Inducts 8 Alpha Beta Kappa Students
CLEARWATER, Fla., March 25, 2019 — The Clearwater Campus of Ultimate Medical Academy, the nonprofit school that prepares adult students for careers in healthcare, recognized 8 students as the institution’s newest Alpha Beta Kappa (ABK) National Honor Society members. The students were inducted March 21 at a pinning ceremony at the campus located at 1255 Cleveland St. in Clearwater, Florida.
“Our Alpha Beta Kappa pinning ceremonies recognize the academic achievements of our dedicated students who excel as they prepare for careers in healthcare,” UMA Campus Director Dr. Rebecca Sarlo said. “It is always a joy to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.”
ABK honors students who achieve a 3.85 GPA and complete 20 or more credit hours. UMA’s Clearwater ABK honorees are enrolled in or have recently graduated from diploma or associate degree programs to prepare them for careers in healthcare. They have studied to become dental assistants with expanded functions (DeAndre C. Armistad), and medical assistants (Carly T. Basil, Nicole Brooks, Melissa D. Campos, Marla P. DiSalvatore, Jessica K. Maloy, Elizabeth Opacian, and Jose A. Rosado Jr.).
ABK is the “premier national honor society” for America’s private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges, and universities. The purpose of ABK is to encourage and recognize superior student academic achievement, character, and leadership. The qualifications of membership are: excellence in classroom, shop, studio, and laboratory work; leadership and service in class and school activities; and personal integrity and good moral character.
UMA hosts the Clearwater Campus pinning ceremony each spring and fall. UMA was granted a charter of ABK in 2014.
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 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.