College Senior 2013-10-28T05:30:18Z
My school consists of people with part-time jobs and families of their own. They are very welcoming and understanding of students in the same class and are happy to help you with anything inside of school or outside. Everyone likes to socialize, meet new people, and form study groups to get to know people a little more.
College Senior 2013-10-28T05:24:07Z
The career center here will work with you every step of the way to help you prepare your resume and apply for numerous jobs in your field of study. I've heard from previous fellow classmates that with the schools help they were all able to find a job right away.
College Senior 2013-10-15T20:17:39Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The financial aid process was fairly simple. I found out right away what federal loans I qualified for. There were few suggestions/opportunities for scholarships/grants directly through the school. I was encouraged to research this on my own and continue to apply for anything and everything I could. The financial aid coordinator was extremely nice and thorough in discussing my options.
College Senior 2013-10-15T20:11:53Z
The class offerings at PMI accommodate all schedules.
College Junior 2013-09-14T23:37:25Z
I haven't started school yet, but so far the students and faculty that I have seen on campus are diversified.
College Junior 2013-09-14T23:31:28Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
I'm starting school in a few weeks. The financial aid coordinator was very nice and knowledgeable, however, he offered no knowledge of scholarships except to send me to websites. Since it is a private college, and it is more expensive, It would have been more logical to have an expert in other forms of financial aid, not just federal grants and loans.
College Junior 2013-08-27T03:15:52Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Tuition is very expensive, but for the degree I am after it is understandable!
College Junior 2013-08-27T03:08:03Z
Pima Medical is an excellent school with a great student body!
College Senior 2013-07-03T15:28:34Z
I would like to report my experience in the Pima occupational therapy program. I have disabilities such as dysgraphia and ADHD that make it difficult and sometimes impossible for me to transfer knowledge from hand to paper. I use electronic devices such as speech to text to compensate for my deficits. I notified Pima of this during all stages of my entry into Pima. I told both admissions and the occupational therapy program director. I was told that this wouldn't be an issue because that is what OT specializes in. However, by 2nd semester it was an issue. The Ot program director said that there is a chain of command to go through when making requests beginning with the teacher if that does not work then go to the director of the program. I asked both my teacher and the program director permission to use my laptop for writing assignments and both turned me down. They stated that they believe that you will have to handwrite notes out in the field and therefore should not have equipment that helps with your deficits in the class. However, as of 2013 all medical notes are supposed to be electronic. Also according to the Americans with Disabilities Act if a company hires someone with a disability they are supposed to make reasonable accommodations and as I told the director I have doctor’s notes. I also requested not to have timed lab tests but was met with sarcasm and asked, “The other students have no problems with it what is your problem”. I would like to mention that the director herself said that she had no timed tests while she was in school because of her disabilities. When I asked my teacher for help she notified me that I was screwing around (exact words). In fact during the midterms I was halfway through my project before she revealed that we were doing our midterm. I told teacher then that if I was using my laptop the written part of this would be much better. Instead she was content on give me a 33 for my midterm. My teacher never gave any instruction instead she read directly from the book and that was class time. During class presentations the teacher actually rolled her eyes and scoffed at me multiple times during my presentation, (how professional is that). When I would ask for help on assignments I was always met with some kind of sarcasm. This made me feel intimidated and I got to where I did not want to ask for help and in turn I would be chastised for not coming in for help.
The OT program teachers can be very aggressive and mean to not just myself but all students. I felt as if we were all terrified to say anything because our careers and education were at stake. The teachers write up derogatory student evaluations and have us sign them under duress. While attending Pima I felt that I was emotionally abused and had experiences that cause me to feel low self-worth, rejection, anxiety, and fear. Several of the other students report feeling the same emotions but we cannot tell anybody out of fear of repercussions. I passed thirteen classes before failing one class that I had repeatedly requested accommodations for. If you fail even one core class you are removed from the program. I told the program director that I was on Facebook with my classmates letting them know what happened and that morale was a little down, and that the only reason I was telling her was because I wanted to see my peers succeed. Her response to this was to tell everybody that she demanded access to their Facebook site so that she could monitor and control what was being said. I thought she would give them a pep talk. This may have possibly been illegal per Arizona law of SB 14111 where a professional will not ask for passwords to social media. A professional may also not use social media to threaten anybody.
My mother was very concerned about whether I was going to be able to go back to Pima. She said to drop her a note and let her know whether I had any success talking with Diana. When I withdrew the director said I could come back in January so I went on Facebook and said one simple phrase (Pima success). As I mentioned I use speech to text software such as I am doing now as I write this letter. My software translated what I said Pima success as Pima sucks ass, a humorous mistake. I did not even realize this had happened until the program director e-mailed me. And told me that because of what I said on my personal Facebook I would be on academic probation if and when I came back to Pima in January. She also stated that she printed out a hard copy to use against me. Then she accused me of slander even though when defamatory information is written it's called libel. I take great offense at being attacked on my personal Facebook. I the program director was conveying that I am not safe even amongst my own friends and peers. That just because I was no longer a student at Pima does not mean that she cannot control me. I take this as a threat that is not in the interest of Pima but in the interest of the program director. This goes beyond her scope of practice and job description. I reported this to the school and was given a letter stating they disagreed with some of my statements. They also compensated $670 dollars. However because of this I am now $10,000 dollars in debt and lost a year of my life. I would never recommend Pima Medical Institute of Mesa.
College Senior 2013-06-07T02:01:32Z
This program is very challenging, I wish we had more lab time.
College Senior 2013-06-07T01:53:08Z
They have a lot of resources. It is very helpful to me to complete courses.
College Senior 2013-06-05T22:34:22Z
The school was unwilling to accommodate reasonable accommodations for disabilities, the OTA program director was aggressive and at times even cruel. My complaint to the school did yield me a small refund. However I am still out $10,000 and do not have a degree in occupational therapy. My experience was horrible and if you're smart you will go to Brown Mackie or some other college. I repeat do not go to Pima medical Institute of Mesa. The teachers even go as far as to check your Facebook and threaten you if you say anything bad about them to your friends and family. For example if you say, "My teacher was a real jerk today", they will put on academic probation. Teaching staff is completely inappropriate and if you try to complain no one will believe you and even if they do they will do nothing about it. I have been to many different colleges and already hold an Associates degree I have never experienced anything like this ever.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-27T16:34:35Z
The teacher is very interactive with the students and we learn so much in afast pace class. We have practice dummy veins to help us before the actual sticking process begins. We also have time to practice tying tourniquets on our classmates that way when the course is over we are fully comfortable with the process. Our skills define pima and potential employers see that our training was strong.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-27T16:27:08Z
Many former students come in and tell us how easy it was finding a job post graduation. The training at puma is very effective.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-27T16:20:36Z
I love everything about the school. The students have a lounge with food and drinks and the teachers and staff ate very respectful.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-19T04:07:24Z
I absolutely love it here! The instructors are wonderful and really care. They have lots of experience in their field.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-19T04:05:38Z
Most of the students are full time employees and are trying to advance there career by achieving higher education. All my classes are online, which is convienent for working adults with families
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-19T04:03:38Z
Clinical education is a major focus, which is wonderful because I am a hands on learner
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-06T05:15:03Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
I believe the education that I will be receiving at pima medical is well worth my money. I do think they could maybe help more with finding more scholarships and grants. But other than that I am very happy with the financial aid help.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-28T06:39:39Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Applying for a loan is easy, however I cannot afford to pay the rest of tuition out of pocket. I am a single mother without a job and don't have any money at all to pay for the rest of my schooling. All the remaining fees must be paid prior to graduation. My course is only 3 months long and cost 3700.00.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-28T06:32:30Z
I like how the phleb and MA classes have a "pot luck" to welcome guest that volunteer to lend and arm and vein for the students to practice drawing blood.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-28T06:28:48Z
I went in to speak to an advisor. I toured the school and all the information I asked about was given to me. I enjoyed the school and the employees there.
College Senior 2013-01-23T22:42:50Z
Everything has been great so far. I have only had problems with downloading the podcasts.
College Senior 2013-01-23T22:41:25Z
There is not alot of flexability, everything is organized and set in stone. But that is the way I like to do things as well.
College Senior 2013-01-23T22:39:11Z
I am still currently in school, but I was told that there is a job placement plan after my graduation.
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