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Pima Medical Institute Participates in 2013 Hill Day, Receives Recognition for Outreach Efforts

Posted: April 22, 2013 by Elizabeth Baker

MESA, Ariz. (April 9, 2013) – Pima Medical Institute, a leading private medical career training college, recently participated in the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities’ (APSCU) Hill Day to inform politicians about the need for non-traditional higher education, how it positively affects students and how the private education sector fills a need in the nation’s higher education landscape.

Kristen Torres, campus director at Pima Medical Institute’s Mesa location, attended Hill Day on behalf of the school. Torres met with the offices of several federal politicians from Arizona and New Mexico, states where Pima Medical Institute has multiple campus locations.

“It is obvious that Congress supports education initiatives for a more prosperous economy and nation, but it is important for private sector colleges and universities to highlight how we serve non-traditional students, and bridge the skills and employer gap plaguing our country,” said Torres. “Continuing to reach out to our local, state and federal elected officials is imperative to help them understand the need our schools meet in our communities.”

As part of the event leading up to Hill Day, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities recognized Pima Medical Institute for their local political outreach efforts.

“Pima Medical Institute was presented with APSCU’s Grassroots Award, which acknowledges the efforts made by schools to reach out to and engage with politicians at the state and local level,” said Torres. “We are honored that APSCU recognized the efforts our campuses have made to showcase the significant impact made on the lives of residents in the communities we serve. We are humbled that APSCU chose to present Pima Medical Institute with the award.”

For more than 40 years, Pima Medical Institute has focused solely on providing high quality health care career education to students looking to make a difference in their lives, and in the lives of others. With 13 campuses across the western United States, as well as an online presence, Pima Medical Institute is one of the largest family owned private career colleges in the country. Students can choose to train for careers in one of 24 certificate, associate degree and bachelor’s degree programs. To learn more about Pima Medical Institute and the programs offered, visit pmi.edu.

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Pima Medical Institute
Pima Medical Institute is a private, accredited school dedicated to provide 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, ranging from nursing, medical assistant and radiology technician to veterinary assistant and dental hygienist.
Pima Medical Institute operates 16 campuses as well as an online division. The medical career college has a presence in eight western states with ground locations in Albuquerque, N.M.; Tucson, Phoenix and Mesa, Ariz.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Seattle and Renton, Wash.; Las Vegas, N.V.; Houston and El Paso, Texas; Chula Vista, 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.


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