About Arlington Medical Institute
Arlington Medical Institute is a private for-profit career school in Arlington, Texas. Founded in 1993 and accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, AMI prepares students for allied health careers with a program that takes approximately eleven months. Students can take early morning, late morning or evening sessions to train as medical assistants, and graduates are ready for the national registry and certification exams for EKG and phlebotomy technicians.
AMI provides career counselors to connect graduates with employment, especially in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, as well as to refine interviewing skills and resume development. However, the AMI does not guarantee employment at graduation and reported an employment rate of approximately 42% for the 2009-2010 reporting period.
Arlington Medical Institute teaches students about clinical skills, lab procedures, office administration, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and CPR, among other courses. Classes are held in both classroom and clinical settings, and each student is offered the chance of an externship as part of the program. Students gain practical experience while working at the affiliated medical office, the Neighborhood Doctor, which also offers health benefits to AMI students and their families. The instructional equipment in AMI's labs is comparable to that of professional offices and includes microscopes, centrifuges, universal x-ray equipment and a QBC auto reader.
With an open admission policy, the school requires aspiring students to set up a personal interview with an AMI representative as part of their application process. Two character references (with at least one from a non-relative), an enrollment agreement, an AMI medical form and a TB test are also required as part of admissions. There is no GPA requirement for admission to AMI, but interested students must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or GED.
The student population consists of 94% females and 6% males, and they all are state residents. The ethnicities break down to 39% black or African American, 37% white, 20% Latino/Hispanic, 3% Asian and 1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.
Tuition & Financial Aid
The cost of the entire program is $11,900. Most of AMI's financial assistance relies on federal aid, such as Pell Grants, Direct Stafford Loans, Parent PLUS Loans and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants. The median loan debt students accrued was approximately $8,300, as of 2012. Students can work with the financial aid office to choose the best of these options and also work out a payment plan with AMI.
|ARLINGTON MEDICAL INSTITUTE QUICK FACTS|
|School Type||Private for-profit, less-than-1-year program*|
|Degrees Offered||Registered/Certified Medical Assistant; option of Registered/Certified EKG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician*|
|School Setting||Large city**|
|Student Body||71 students in 2011, all undergraduate**|
|Student-Faculty Ratio||12 to 1**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rates||78.13% (reported rate for 2010)*|
|TUITION & FINANCIAL AID|
|Tuition||$11,900 for all students (for 2011-12; figure includes all tuition, fees, and textbooks)*|
|Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of Students Receiving it)|| In 2010:
Federal grants (98%)
Pell grants (98%)
State and local grants/scholarships (2%)
Federal loans (100%)**
|Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid||100% in 2009-2010**|
Sources: *Arlington Medical Institute, **IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics
- Address: 1001 NE Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006
- Phone Number: (817) 265-0706
- Website: www.arlingtonmedicalinst.com