The Pima Medical Institute which is recognized by PMI is a medical college which facilitates the students to pursue their career as allied health care professionals. The Pima Medical Institute was founded in the year of 1972 and has got the official approval from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Boards which is known as ABHES. While, the Pima Medical College is located in Tucson of Arizona, it has also been the largest self governing private health school in the United States. The Institute has got the motto of Trusted. Respected. Preferred. The current working chairman of the institute is Richard Luebke Jr. while the president is Mark Luebke. The PMI has got altogether 13 campuses over the western side of the United States. The institute was established by Richard Luebke Sr. and also his wife, JoAnn and the first program offering was of the nursing assistant. There were many demands in the PMI for the courses and the institution had to expand their program as well as the courses. After that in the year of 2006, the institute also started the online program for the fulfillment of the needs.
The Pima Medical Institute has got and operates 13 campuses which is diagonally to the western side of the United States. The branch institutes and the establishment year are made as follows:
Tucson – Established in 1972, the Tucson campus is located at 3350 E. Grant Road, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85716.
Albuquerque – Established in the year of 1985, the Albuquerque campus is situated at 4400 Cutler Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
Mesa – Established in 1986, the Mesa campus is located at 857 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85202.
Denver – Established in 1988, the Denver campus is located at 7475 Dakin Street, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80221.
Seattle – Established in 1989, the Seattle campus is located at 9709 Third Avenue NE, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98115.
Chula Vista – Established in 1998, the Chula Vista campus is located at 780 Bay Boulevard, Chula Vista, CA 910910.
Albuquerque Massage – Established in 1998, the Albuquerque Massage campus is located at 2305 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
Colorado Springs – Established in 2002, the Colorado Springs campus is located at 3770 Citadel Drive North, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.
Las Vegas – Established in 2003, the Las Vegas campus is located at 3333 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121.
Renton – Established in 2004, the Renton campus is located at 555 S. Renton Village Place, Suite 400, Renton, WA 98057.
Online – Pima Medical began offering online education in 2006.
East Valley – Established in 2008, the East Valley campus is located at 2160 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85209.
Houston – Established in 2009, the Houston campus is located at 10201 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024.
Denver South – Established in 2010, the Denver South campus is located at 13750 E. Mississippi Avenue Aurora, CO 80012.
Pima Medical Institute has got variety of health care courses which also supports for the health care career training options. It has got the offerings for the certificate programs, for the associate degrees and also for the bachelor’s degrees. The courses in the certificate programs are listed below:
· Dental Assistant
· Diagnostic Medical Sonography
· Emergency Medical Technician
· Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
· Massage Therapy
· Medical Administrative Assistant
· Nursing Assistant
· Pharmacy Technician
· Phlebotomy Technician
· Veterinary Assistant and Medical Assistant
PMI also has the offerings for the Associate Degrees which has got various courses available;
· Advanced Placement Track – Radiography (offered exclusively online)
· Dental Hygiene
· Health Care Administration
· Mortuary Science
· Occupational Therapy Assistant
· Ophthalmic Medical Technician
· Physical Therapist Assistant
· Respiratory Therapy
· Veterinary Technician
Among the courses Health Care Administration abd the Advanced Placement Track which is in Radiography has been provided online to the students. Along with the course offerings, Pima Medical Institute also has got Bachelor’s Degree in several programs which are
· Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS)
· Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT)
· Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
The courses provided in the Bachelor’s Degree has been provided online exclusively for the students and also supports distance learning.
Talking about the requirements for the admission and the enrollment process, the applicants must acquire high school diploma and bust have the recognition from the GED or its equivalent. Applicants under officially authorized age must have on paper agreement of a parent or officially permitted guardian. Students who are of necessary school age may not put their name down unless they have a high school qualification. All applicants must take an entrance exam and pass with a minimum score. This requirement may be waived for applicants, except in California, with administrator educational transcripts or official document showing evidence of completion of an correlate degree or higher degree. All medical degree and certificate candidates must be interviewed earlier for the approval. Although it is not obligatory as part of the right of entry requirements, students may ask for that their ACT score be sent to Pima Medical Institute. Late enrollments can be acknowledged but only upon approval of the campus director. The late entry of the students and the applicants is not available in the California.
The graduated students from the Pima Medical College are currently some of the respected health officials and professionals in the field of medical. The job placement is also done by the PMI which enables the professionals to get employed in some renowned clinical facilities and in hospitals.