Ultimate Medical Academy Names Dr. Rebecca Sarlo Campus Director of its Clearwater Campus
CLEARWATER, Fla., February 28, 2018—Ultimate Medical Academy recently named Dr. Rebecca Sarlo Campus Director of its Clearwater Campus, located at 1255 Cleveland Street. In her new role, Dr. Sarlo oversees both the academic and operational functions at UMA’s ground campus, which offers allied healthcare associate degree and diploma programs to more than 150 adult learners each year.
“Dr. Sarlo’s wide range of experience and enthusiasm are certain to enhance operations and student outcomes at our Clearwater Campus,” UMA President Derek Apanovitch said. “Since joining UMA almost five years ago, she has made many important contributions to fulfilling UMA’s mission to equip and empower students to excel in healthcare careers.”
Dr. Sarlo joined UMA in 2013 as Dean of Institutional Effectiveness where she led the creation of the Online Campus and Clearwater Campus program effectiveness plans and supported data-based problem solving. She also oversaw the nonprofit institution’s advisory boards and multi-tiered student intervention services.
Prior to UMA, Dr. Sarlo worked for the Florida Department of Education. While at the FL DOE, she directed secondary school improvement efforts, and led the development and implementation of Florida’s Secondary School Problem Solving/Response to Intervention framework to improve Florida’s highest risk middle and high schools.
“Leading UMA’s Clearwater Campus is a dream come true,” Dr. Sarlo said. “It’s gratifying to see what a difference UMA can make in the lives of our students and those they touch during their careers in healthcare.”
Dr. Sarlo is an author and sought-after national speaker on topics including school improvement, student engagement, early warning systems, and the delivery of effective multi-tiered student intervention services. She earned a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Florida College of Education.
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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.