Pima Medical Institute and EVIT officially announce collaborative partnership that benefits students
Posted on 03/21/2018
Dual/Early Enrollment Program provides current high school students a clear path to college training and career advancement.MESA, Ariz.  (March 20, 2018) – Pima Medical Institute has announced a new partnership with the Health Sciences division of East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT), aimed at providing students with a clear pathway from high school onto higher education and into healthcare careers. The dual/early enrollment program is a first-of-its-kind for Pima Medical and will assist students currently enrolled in allied health certificate programs at EVIT to use transfer credits into several of Pima Medical Institute’s associate degree programs.

“This partnership creates an opportunity for EVIT students to enter several associate degree programs at Pima Medical right away and with priority,” said Fred Freedman, Pima Medical Institute President and CEO. “These students have proven they are committed to a career in healthcare, and with the support of our staff at Pima Medical Institute, students can get their career on track with incredible ease.”

The mission of Pima Medical Institute is to improve the quality of people’s lives by providing the best value in medical career education, and this partnership was a natural match to EVIT. The shared goal of this program is to maintain the incredible 98 percent EVIT graduation rate by moving students on to a college degree and secure employment with good paying jobs in healthcare.
EVIT Superintendent Dr. Sally Downey said the school's new partnership with Pima Medical Institute is the perfect example of the "phenomenal opportunities that can be presented to students when institutions pool their resources and work together."

"I couldn't be happier that our students will be given credit for their learning at EVIT and the opportunity to add to that for an associate degree," Downey said. "I love the business model of Pima Medical Institute, where they follow the student all the way through to placement. They have such a wonderful reputation, not just in Arizona, but nationwide."

For more information on Pima Medical Institute or the East Valley Institute of Technology, visit www.pmi.edu or www.evit.com. 

About Pima Medical Institute

Pima Medical Institute is a private, accredited school dedicated to providing students classroom studies paired with real-world training at medical facilities. Established in 1972, Pima Medical Institute helps students become career ready, focusing exclusively on health care professions, including medical, dental, veterinary and nursing fields. Curriculum includes certificate, associate degree and bachelor’s degree programs.

Pima Medical Institute operates 17 campuses as well as an extensive online curriculum. The medical career college has a presence in eight western states with the following ground locations: Albuquerque and Albuquerque West – Rio Rancho in N.M.; Tucson, Phoenix and two campuses in Mesa, Ariz.; Aurora, Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Seattle and Renton, Wash.; Las Vegas, N.V.; Houston and El Paso, Texas; Chula Vista and San Marcos, Calif.; and Dillon, Mont. For more information and a complete list of programs offered at each campus, visit pmi.edu or call 1-888-442-5998.

Media Contact: Diane Smith | dismith@pmi.edu | 480-610-6068

Pima Medical and EVIT partnership

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