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Ultimate Medical Academy Participates in Wild Splash 2012 as Part of Clearwater Healthcare School’s Community Outreach

TAMPA, Fla., May 15, 2012 – Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) actively participates in community events throughout Tampa Bay and recently connected with the public during Wild Splash 2012, an annual music festival sponsored by WiLD 94.1 FM. UMA hosted a ticket giveaway and live radio remote prior to the festivities.  Representatives were available to discuss the school’s healthcare training and degree programs at a dedicated “Education Island” tent the day of the event.

Students and local residents were invited to attend the WiLD 94.1 live radio remote and “ticket raid” at UMA’s Clearwater campus on March 8. Participants enjoyed complimentary food and refreshments, and had an opportunity to learn more about UMA’s healthcare programs. Approximately 100 people lined up an hour before the start of the event for the opportunity to win or purchase tickets to Wild Splash. A pair of tickets was given away every 10 minutes during the two-hour live remote. Those who didn’t win tickets were able to purchase them without the standard service charge.

Wild Splash 2012 was held March 10 at Coachman Park in Clearwater, and featured live performances by popular hip-hop artists such as DMX, Wale, Waka Flocka Flame and Machine Gun Kelly, among others. WiLD 94.1 estimated that more than 15,000 concertgoers participated in the day-long music festival at the waterfront park. UMA was the only healthcare school with a presence at the event, hosting a booth at the “Education Island” tent.

Hundreds of music fans visited “Education Island,” where UMA admissions advisors were available throughout the day to talk with prospective students and explain the advantages of a healthcare education. Many visitors expressed interest in the healthcare degree and diploma programs offered at the nearby Clearwater campus.

“Our participation at various community events throughout Tampa Bay has shown there are many people who are considering healthcare education but haven’t taken the initiative to pursue it further. By reaching out to these individuals and connecting with them through common interests, like music festivals, our goal is to make it easy for them to take the next step toward their healthcare education,” said UMA Clearwater Campus Director Lori LeGrow. “We enjoyed partnering with WiLD 94.1 for such a fun event, and it was great having them at our school for the live remote. Our campus is located in the heart of Clearwater. We love having the opportunity to show off our new building to people who haven’t seen it yet!”

LeGrow added, “We invite anyone interested in pursuing a healthcare degree or diploma to call, email or chat with our admissions advisors at any time. For those who would prefer to speak with someone in person, keep an eye out for us at other upcoming local events. Follow UMA on Facebook or read the UMA blog to find out where we’ll be next!”

There are currently seven diploma programs offered at the UMA Clearwater campus, including a Medical Billing and Coding program and a Pharmacy Technician program as well as an Associate of Science in Health Sciences degree with a choice of several concentrations.