Pima Medical Institute (PMI) was established in 1972, under the supervision of Richard Luebke, Sr and his wife JoAnn. The Luebkes wanted to provide quality medical career education in Tucson, Arizona, and started the institution by offering a Nursing Assistant Program. The following year, due to the popularity of this initial program, other classes were added to meet the demands of the school’s growing student population. Today, PMI has expanded and now runs 11 campuses in seven states. PMI also runs an online campus which opened in 2006.
PMI, through it’s online campus, offers two online bachelor’s degree programs (Bachelor’s Degree in Radiologic Sciences, and Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy), an online Associate’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, an online Advanced Placement Track in Radiography, and an online course in Fluoroscopy.
To apply for admission, applicants must have completed their secondary education and a copy of their high school diploma, or GED certificate will be need to be submitted together with the other application documents. Applicants must pass the entrance exam although this requirement may be waived, under certain circumstances. For application information, contact the PMI Admissions Office.
The cost of online education is not readily available but an estimate can be requested from PMI’s Admissions Office. If the cost of online education is slightly out of budget, financial aid programs in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans can be availed of, depending on student eligibility. Details on financial aid programs available, requirements for eligibility and application procedures can be requested from the PMI Financial Aid Office.
PMI has received institutional accrediation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. Individual programs have received accreditation from relevant professional accrediting bodies. The full list of accredited programs can be viewed through the PMI website.