TAMPA, Fla. January 29, 2018- Medical Director of the Simulation Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, neonatologist, cancer survivor, and star of TLC’s The Little Couple Jennifer Arnold, M.D., M.Sc., FAAP, will deliver the commencement address at Ultimate Medical Academy’s Spring Commencement (#UMAgrad) to more than 1,500 graduates at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
The ceremony at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida will also be live-streamed to a total of 8,000 Ultimate Medical Academy graduates and their friends, and family members across the nation.
“I’m honored to be the keynote speaker at Ultimate Medical Academy’s Spring Commencement,” Arnold said. “UMA has been a longstanding community partner to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and helps students in the Tampa Bay area and across the country advance their education and pursue their dreams to have careers in healthcare.”
Arnold is a Florida native who moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in July 2017 to join Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and its expanding Simulation Center. A leader in healthcare simulation educational research, Arnold has received numerous awards. She is also widely known for starring in The Little Couple, a television show that chronicles her home life with her husband, Bill Klein, and their two adopted children. Arnold and Klein each have a rare form of dwarfism and have had multiple surgeries.
“We are excited Dr. Arnold is back in the Tampa Bay area and pleased to have her join us at our Spring Commencement,” Ultimate Medical Academy President Derek Apanovitch said. “Her dedication to her profession and family and her determination in overcoming obstacles will resonate with all who participate in our Commencement event. We are thrilled to have her share her story and inspire our graduates, many of whom are non-traditional students working through life’s challenges as they advance their education and careers in healthcare.”
More information on the Ultimate Medical Academy Spring Commencement can be found at http://www.ultimatemedical.edu/students/commencement/.
ABOUT 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. Ultimate Medical Academy students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support, and more. Ultimate Medical Academy is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Learn more by visiting https://www.ultimatemedical.edu/.
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