The Medical Institute of Palm Beach (MIPB) in Florida was founded by Doug McVay in 2004 on a site at Lake Worth. In 2011, it was relocated to Greenacres to accommodate its growing student influx. The school is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education Florida Department of Education and accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
MIPB’s mission is to fulfill the educational and professional needs of motivated individuals by offering courses in fields with high career potential. The school’s purpose is to provide quality education that leads to meaningful careers in the medical and allied health industries.
MIPB offers four course options:
- Medical Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
- Massage Therapy
- Home Health Aide
Each course is designed to provide quality instruction in a high-tech environment that includes internet access, central heating and air conditioning and software packages for research and instruction. Facilities on campus include a student’s lounge, computer lab, medical lab and a library. Students with disabilities are given accommodation, assistance and handicap access to facilities such as classrooms, bathrooms and the student’s lounge.
As of 2012, there were 272 enrolled students, of whom everyone received financial aid in the form of loans. In addition, 90% of the students received grants and/or scholarships. Average aid received per student from all sources was between $4,000 and $6,600.
The school also operates a Placement Department that actively sources job opportunities for its graduating students.
The following is a list of programs being offered at Medical Institute of Palm Beach. Please consider that the list may be different from programs currently being offered. Students should contact the school to ensure program availability.
Medical Assistant (900 Hours)
The medical assistant program takes about nine months for most students to complete.
- Estimated tuition and fees: $18,000*
- Based on published reports, around 30 students completed the medical assistant program last year
- The medical assistant program takes about 9 months to complete
Get more information about medical assistant and find other schools listed by visiting our medical assistant schools page.
Pharmacy Technician (608 Hours)
Pharmacy technician program takes usually six months to complete.
- Estimated tuition and fees: $13,000*
- Around 10 students completed the pharmacy technician program last year
- Students usually complete the pharmacy technician program in 6 months
Learn more and view other schools listed by visiting our pharmacy technician training page.
Massage Therapy (609 Hours)
Massage therapy program takes usually six months to complete.
- Estimated tuition and fees: $9,000*
- The massage therapy program takes about 6 months to complete
Learn more about massage therapy programs through our massage therapy schools profile page, which lists schools offering this program along with a career overview.
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||64%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||64%||$3,072|
|Receiving Student Loans||64%||$5,249|
Other Healthcare or Nursing Schools
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Medical Institute of Palm Beach.
- Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers in Margate, FL (30 miles away)
- Professional Training Centers in Miami, FL (63 miles away)
- Lincoln Tech - Fern Park in Fern Park, FL (164 miles away)
- American Health Institute in Port Richey, FL (202 miles away)