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Ultimate Medical Academy Recognizes Eurlan Dowdy from Gary, Indiana as the nonprofit school’s 2017 Winter True Blue Alum

TAMPA, Fla., December 13, 2017Eurlan Dowdy, 48, a resident of Gary, Indiana, was recently named Ultimate Medical Academy’s 2017 Winter True Blue Alum. This recognition is awarded each quarter by the accredited nonprofit school to graduates who are serving their communities, excelling in their careers, and accomplishing other noteworthy achievements.

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Dowdy, earned her associate degree in Medical Billing and Coding online from Ultimate Medical Academy earlier this year and is now employed as a Medical Receptionist/Biller position at American Physical Therapy in Gary, Indiana. After one month there, she was rewarded with a raise and a promotion to Office Manager.

Drawn to the healthcare field at an early age, Dowdy enrolled in dual program with a local career center while in high school to earn her Certified Nursing Assistant credential. She continued her career in healthcare when she enlisted in the Navy and was stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. After her military service ended, Dowdy enrolled at Ultimate Medical Academy in 2015.

“There was something that kept drawing me back to the Ultimate Medical Academy website when I was making the decision about going back to school,” Dowdy said. “When I talked to them, the vibe was just really good. The person on the phone was excited to talk to me. They made me feel really, really comfortable, and that’s what won me over.”

Dowdy gives back to her community by working part-time at the YMCA as a Childcare Worker—playing games, providing snacks, and talking with children during their before-and after-school programs and during the summer. She also serves as the Fundraising Chair and the Family Committee Chair on her Junior League Football and Cheer organization.

“We are so proud of Erulan for all that she does in her healthcare career, with the children in her community, for serving her country, and for continuing her education,” Ultimate Medical Academy President Derek Apanovitch said. “She is a true example of our vision to achieve successful student outcomes.”