About Us

At Pima Medical, your success is our priority! We are dedicated to providing in-demand, hands-on education for our students.

Pima Medical Institute is an employee-owned, private, accredited medical career college. Established in 1972, we focus on educating students to become career ready, focusing exclusively on healthcare professions, including medical, dental and veterinary fields. Our curriculum includes certificate, associate degree, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs.
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Message from our President

Since we first opened our doors back in 1972, Pima Medical Institute has been a proud provider of quality healthcare-focused education. More than 150,000 graduates have pursued careers in fields, including respiratory therapy, nursing, radiography, dental hygiene, medical assisting, physical therapist assistant, occupational therapy assistant, the veterinary sciences and more. They have gained knowledge and skills in one of the 30 programs offered at our 16 campuses across the western United States. From on-campus to hybrid and 100% online learning options, we remain steadfast in our commitment to improving the quality of people’s lives by providing the best value in medical career education. Our student-focused approach is instrumental as we assist graduates find meaningful employment, become self-sufficient, and support their families and communities where they live, work and play. Five decades later, Pima Medical continues to provide employers across the nation with exceptional and highly trained medical professionals. Our graduate success can be found at medical, dental and veterinary hospitals, clinics and practices across the country. Continuing the legacy of our founders, when you enroll at Pima Medical Institute, you truly become part of the family. If you are considering attending school for a healthcare career, whether a certificate, associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree, we hope you will think of us. Together, the future is bright. Liby Lentz President Pima Medical Institute

Our History

Pima Medical Institute opened its doors in 1972 when founders Richard Luebke Sr. and his wife, JoAnn, brought to life their dream of providing students with a quality medical career education. The first campus opened in Tucson, Ariz., preparing students to become nursing assistants. After several years, Richard Luebke Jr. and Mark Luebke took the helm with a goal to continue their father’s mission to improve the quality of people’s lives by providing the best value in medical career education. Over the years Pima Medical Institute has expanded into other cities and states. As demand for qualified medical professionals grew, so did our college. Pima Medical now has 17 ground campuses and a robust online division. So, while leadership changes have occurred, the mission remains the same. Today, Pima Medical Institute is as dedicated to our students as we were 50 years ago when the first campus opened its doors.

Our Philosophy

Student success is our main priority. For 50 years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing quality healthcare education because we want our students to become the best healthcare professionals they can. Pima Medical Institute’s instructors and staff are respected in their fields and are dedicated to providing students with the hands-on education employers expect, so that students are prepared to thrive in their chosen professions.

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