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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 40,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to more than 15,000 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. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Derek Apanovitch

Derek Apanovitch has been President of Ultimate Medical Academy since July 2015 where he is responsible for leading the faculty and staff of the Tampa-based nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. The first employee of the online campus, he joined UMA in 2008. Apanovitch previously served as an Executive Director of Kaplan, Inc., a diversified education provider. Earlier, he was an attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell, and a judicial clerk with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law, and a M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Derek Apanovitch