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How to become a pediatrician?

Careers and residencies

Discover pediatric medicine and how to become a pediatrician, with average salary information and how you can start your pediatric medicine journey

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What is a pediatrician?

How to become a psychiatrist?

Careers and residencies

Learn about the critical role of psychiatrists, as well as how long it takes to become one and average salary data for psychiatrists in the US.

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What is a psychiatrist and how do they differ from psychologists?

How to become an ER doctor

Careers and residencies

If you are thinking about a career in emergency medicine, MUA’s guide can help you make a decision.

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How to become an emergency medicine doctor?

How to become a sports medicine doctor?

Careers and residencies

Sports medicine physicians treat sports related injuries in both athletes and nonathletes.

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How to become a sports medicine physician?

How to prepare for your residency interview

Careers and residencies

Are you preparing for your residency interview? Read MUA’s guide on how to prepare and what questions to ask.

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How to prepare for your residency interview?

What is a vascular surgeon?

Careers and residencies

If you are interested in vascular surgery and want to discover more about what a vascular surgeon does, MUA’s guide is here to answer your questions.

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What is a vascular surgeon and what do they do?

What is a neurosurgeon?

Careers and residencies

A neurosurgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions of the nervous system.

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What is a neurosurgeon and what do they do?

Essential qualities of a good physician

Student life Careers and residencies

There are a few essential qualities one must possess to become a doctor. Read our guide to discover what traits a good physician should have.

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Essential qualities of a good physician

What is a neurologist?

Careers and residencies

Neurologists are medical professionals who specialize in treating conditions of the nervous system.

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What is a neurologist and what do they do?

What is anesthesiology?

Careers and residencies

Anesthesiology is a medical specialty that focuses on the relief of pain. Read our guide to find out more about what anesthesiologists do.

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What is anesthesiology and what do anesthesiologists do?

Guide to choosing a pre-med major

Student life

If you are unsure of which pre-med major to choose, read our guide to help you pick the major that is right for you.

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How to choose a pre-med major?

MUA’s tips on studying during the clinical years

Student life Opinions and features

It can be very challenging to study during clinical rotations. MUA’s guide can help you learn the most during the clinical years.

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How to study during your clinical rotations?

What is a gastroenterologist and what do they do?

Careers and residencies

If you are interested in internal medicine, read our article to find out what a gastroenterologist is and what they do on a daily basis.

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What is a gastroenterologist and what do they do?

Tips for studying Anatomy in medical school

Student life Opinions and features

Anatomy is the study of structures of living things. Read our tips on how to study anatomy in medical school.

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Tips for Studying anatomy in medical school

What are clinical rotations in medical school?

Student life Careers and residencies

Clinical rotations are assigned shifts where medical students can practice medicine under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

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What are clinical rotations in medical school?

MUA’s guide to applying to medical school

Student life Opinions and features

Applying to medical school? Read our guide to help you with the application process.

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MUA’s guide to applying to medical school

The role of Basic Sciences in medical education

Student life Opinions and features

Discover more about medical school curriculum and the role of Basic Sciences in medicine.

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The role of Basic Sciences in medical education

What is a radiologist and what do they do?

Careers and residencies

A radiologist is a medical professional who uses medical imaging to diagnose and treat injuries.

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What is a radiologist and what do they do?

Subspecialties for internal medicine residents

Careers and residencies

Choosing the right internal medicine subspecialty can be a challenging task. Read our guide to help you choose your subspecialty.

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Subspecialties for internal medicine residents

A guide to allopathic medicine

Careers and residencies

Allopathic medicine is the term that defines science-based, modern medicine. Discover more about the meaning of allopathy in our blog.

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Guide to allopathic medicine

A guide to becoming a dermatologist

Careers and residencies

Read our detailed guide on education and training required to become a dermatologist.

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Guide to becoming a dermatologist

What is a medical residency program and what to expect?

Student life Careers and residencies

Learn more about residency programs and what you can expect as a medical student.

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What is a medical residency program?

What is an internist and what do they do?

Careers and residencies

An internal medicine physician is a doctor that specializes in internal organs. Learn more about what it means to be an internist.

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What is an internist and what do they do?

What is a rheumatologist and what do they do?

Careers and residencies

Rheumatologists are medical professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat diseases of the joints, muscles and bones.

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What is a rheumatologist and what do they do?

A guide to medical specialties

Careers and residencies

Read our detailed guide and explore the different types of medical specialties you can choose from as a medical student.

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What is an oncologist?

Careers and residencies

An oncologist is a doctor who is trained to diagnose and treat cancer or suspected cancer. Learn more about the types of oncologists and what they do.

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What is an oncologist and what do they do?

Preparing for your medical school interview

Careers and residencies

Read our tips to prepare for your medical school interview. Everything covered from common questions to interview attire.

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How to prepare for medical school?

What is a fellowship-trained doctor?

Careers and residencies

A fellowship is a period of medical training in the U.S. and Canada that physicians may undertake.

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What is a medical fellowship?

A list of family medicine subspecialties

Careers and residencies

Family physicians may pursue fellowships in several fields. Learn more about family medicine and its subspecialties on our website.

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Subspecialties in family medicine

What does 'board-certified doctor' mean?

Careers and residencies Opinions and features

Discover what it means to be a board-certified physician. How to tell whether or not a doctor has been board-certified, and how it can be achieved.

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What does board-certified doctor mean?

Scholarships for medical students

Student life

Discover the different types of scholarships medical students can apply to and learn about the application process.

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How to get a scholarship for medical school

What is a hospitalist?

Careers and residencies

A hospitalist is a licenced physician who provides care for patients at a hospital. Find out more about what it means to be a hospitalist.

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What is a hospitalist?

How to become a cardiologist

Careers and residencies

Not sure if cardiology is the profession for you? Discover what cardiologists do and their average salary in our comprehensive guide.

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What is cardiology? How to become a cardiologist

The different types of surgeon: a comprehensive list

Careers and residencies

There is a wide range of sub-specialties that surgeons can delve into, but what are they?

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The different types of surgeon

What is a pathologist?

Careers and residencies

Pathology is key to a lot of processes in hospitals and medicine in general.

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What is pathology? What do pathologists do?

What does a primary care physician do?

Careers and residencies

Primary care physicians aim to prevent, diagnose, and treat a range of health conditions.

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What is a primary care physician?

What to major in to be a doctor?

Careers and residencies Opinions and features

Not sure which bachelor's degree to study? Find out why your undergrad degree doesn't affect your chances of going to medical school or being a doctor

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What to major in to get into med school

What is a medical resident?

Careers and residencies

Discover everything you need to know about medical residencies.

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What is a medical resident?

What is internal medicine?

Careers and residencies

Internal medicine enables physicians to train to manage a wide range of medical conditions. Discover if internal medicine is for you with MUA.

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What does internal medicine mean?

MUA's guide to taking the MCAT

Student life Opinions and features

The MCAT is key in every hopeful med student's journey to becoming a doctor, but how hard it is and how much does it cost?

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What is the MCAT?

What is the Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Care?

Careers and residencies

Learn about inpatient and outpatient care, including their differences and examples of inpatient and outpatient services.

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The differences between inpatient and outpatient care

What is family medicine?

Careers and residencies

As a primary care profession, family medicine allows physicians to engage in healthcare for all ages.

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What is family medicine?

What is an OB-GYN and what do they do?

Careers and residencies

Find out what doctors that specialize in obstetrics and gynecology do and how you might become one by studying your MD at MUA.

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What is an OB-GYN?

The Truth and Myths of USMLE Exams

Careers and residencies

The truth & myths of USMLE

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What inspires people to become doctors?

Student life

Medicine is one of the most respected professions in the world. Saving lives and nursing people back to health is a job that has a strong sense of mor

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What inspires people to become doctors

6 Tips to Prepare for the MCAT Exams

Careers and residencies

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is an essential step of your application process to a reputed school. Most entrance committees consider

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Everything you need to know about the USMLE Step 1 Exam

Careers and residencies

If you’re an aspiring physician, you will have heard about the USMLE Step 1 Exam - the first of three licensing exams required

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Mistakes to Avoid While Studying for the USMLE

Careers and residencies

To become a practicing physician in the U.S., you must pass the USMLE. That’s true whether you attend a school located in the U.S. or an international

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Standardized Patients—An Integral Part of Medical Education Today

Careers and residencies

A recent article on Standardized Patient (SP) programs on the Association of American Medical Colleges website—Standardized Patients Teach Skills and

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Time to Abandon Racial Categories in Medicine?

Careers and residencies

Newly minted doctors take the Hippocratic Oath pledging to “do no harm,” but what if the harm they cause results not from the failure to correctly app

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To Get Into Med School, Don't Underestimate the MCAT

Careers and residencies

The seven-hour MCAT exam is considered by many to be the most difficult of all the graduate school entrance exams. About 60,000 students take it every

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Tutoring the disadvantaged leads to a career in Anesthesiology

Careers and residencies

Chicago Area Health and Medical Careers Program (CAHMCP) is based in Chicago, and offers a culturally sensitive approach to educating and empowering y

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To Be a Great Resident, Think Critically

Careers and residencies

What’s the best predictor of success in residency and beyond? The answer is critical thinking, according to a recent study. When researchers analyzed

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What to Do About a Low GPA

Student life

It’s the biggest fear of every pre-med student: doing everything you can to realize your dream of becoming a doctor, but being done in by a low GPA...

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Nine Things to Know About Nevis

Careers and residencies

Medical University of the Americas is located on an island in the Caribbean that most people have never heard of. And if you are planning on going to

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The Med School Admissions Puzzle--What Do We Really Look For

Careers and residencies

Applying to medical school can be a difficult and emotionally draining process. ”Am I good enough?”,

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The Clinical Program at Medical University of the Americas

Student life

In the MUA Clinical program, students rotate at a variety of teaching hospitals around the United States, all over from California to Florida. We hav

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Surgeon & Author Michael Collins on Becoming a Doctor

Student life

Michael Collins is an orthopedic surgeon in a practice just outside of Chicago—he’s been doing the same thing, with the same practice, for more than 3

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The ‘Darkest Time’ in Med School—Prepping for Your Third Year Clinical Rotations

Student life

This semester, students at Medical University of the Americas (MUA) are making full use of the new clinical teaching facility

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Student Loan Option for Pre-Med Students

Student life

As part of its ongoing effort to improve the affordability of medical education, MUA is pleased to announce...

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A Critical Care Patient Becomes a Doctor

Student life

Born with a condition called transposition of the great arteries, Brian Chwiecko was a critical care patient before he even knew it. Required to check

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Acuity of patients + adrenaline = Emergency Medicine

Student life Careers and residencies

As a dual citizen with the United States and Italy, Peter is passionate about Italian literature and is proficient in Italian. He is also a member ..

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What are the different types of surgical disciplines available in the medical field?

Careers and residencies

A career as a medical surgeon can offer high levels of professional and emotional satisfaction.

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Different types of surgical disciplines

The White Coat Ceremony in Medical Schools

Student life

The white coat ceremony is relatively new in the medical profession, having been created in 1993.

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The White Coat Ceremony

Things you should know before becoming a medical student

Student life Careers and residencies

The life of a doctor is challenging yet highly rewarding and preparation for this role begins during medical school.

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Everything you Need to Know about Match Day

Student life Careers and residencies

Residency placements are decided during the match process on what is referred to as ‘Match Day’ and mark an important point for every medical student

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Match day

What is the difference between a medical examiner and a forensic pathologist? - MUA

Careers and residencies

Medical examiners and forensic pathologists can often be talked about interchangeably, however, they are different and require unique training

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How can you determine a Caribbean medical school’s quality?

Student life Careers and residencies Opinions and features

While looking for the best Caribbean medical schools to study at, you’ll have to conduct a rigorous amount of research.

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MUA medical school students

Five reasons why it is never too late to become a doctor

Careers and residencies

While many nurture the dream of becoming a doctor from an early age, for some the decision arises at a later stage in life. Often factors like meeting

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MUA Clinical Student Receives the Premier of Nevis Award

Student life

It’s true that classrooms, labs and exams are the focus of a medical student’s time at MUA, but there’s more to medical school than just that. MUA fos

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MUA student front and center in the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic

Student life

Bhreagh Orrell is a 4th Year Medical Student completing her elective clinical rotations. While on a one month break from her rotations, Bhreagh...

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MUA student front and center in the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic

Student life

MUA student Payton Colantonio was front and center in the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic, doing multiple psychiatry elective rotations at...

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Technical Standards Required by Doctors

Careers and residencies

It is an established fact that the medical profession is one of the most dignified and respected jobs in the world. The life of a doctor however, in..

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Chante Smith, awarded the “Premiers of Nevis Award” at MUA.

Student life

Chante Smith was recently awarded the “Premiers of Nevis Award” at MUA. She received this accolade for her volunteerism and dedication to the ...

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Why study Medicine in Nevis?

Student life

Looking for a medical school in the Caribbean? Medical University of the Americas is based on the island of Nevis and can help you kickstart your...

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Learn about life at MUA from current MUA Med4 student Ivy Zhang

Careers and residencies

How valuable is the Pre-Med program in preparing you for the MD 1 program at MUA?

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How to Choose a Residency

Careers and residencies

For every medical student, it’s the big decision—really a series of decisions: the what and where of your residency

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Getting an MD is More Challenging Than Ever: The Numbers Tell the Story

Careers and residencies

Getting into medical school has always been a challenge. But there is growing data to suggest that it is more difficult than ever.

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First-Year Medical Students in 2017: More Women Than Men

Careers and residencies

Medicine has historically been a male profession—for years most medical schools would not seriously consider women applicants. That’s been steadily ..

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Family Medicine Is Now “In-Demand”

Careers and residencies

For nearly 20 years, an organization known as the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) has been compiling a “demand index” of medical ...

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Famed NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw on Diversity in Medicine

Careers and residencies

For a vivid picture of the diverse world of healthcare today, read the recently published opinion piece in The New York Times by famed NBC newscaster

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Don’t Let These Five "Reasons" Keep You From Becoming a Doctor

Student life Careers and residencies

On the long list of life’s great questions, deciding whether or not to attend medical school ranks well up there.

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What makes the MUA curriculum so special?

Careers and residencies

Choosing a medical school can be challenging, and there are many factors that need to be considered. Among them are curriculum, cost, USMLE Step One..

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Seth Haydel, MUA student in clinical rotations

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Seth Haydel, MUA student in clinical rotations

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RLRA Publication for MUA student Naveria Ammad

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Congratulations to MUA student Naveria Ammad, on the publication of her RLRA paper

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FB Live with MUA clinical student Arber Frakulli

Careers and residencies

Hear from MUA student during FB Live.

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Welcome to some of the May 2019 term students at MUA!

Student life

What a warm welcome our students received starting this term.

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Faran Mansoor is a fourth year student at MUA doing his clinical rotations

Student life

Faran Mansoor is a fourth year student at MUA doing his clinical rotations

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Key criteria to consider when evaluating Caribbean medical schools

Business and industry insights

Key criteria to consider when evaluating Caribbean medical schools While attending medical school in their home country is the preference of most U.S

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Nevis Named "Amazing Caribbean Islands to Visit"

Careers and residencies

What a great piece of coverage, studying medicine in the Caribbean is really a life-changing decision.

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The Gateway Program is literally a blessing in disguise.

Careers and residencies

MUA Gateway Program graduate Chandi Patel quote for MUA : I just also wanted to say thank you for the opportunity...

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MUA Med 4 Students visiting Alexander Hospital in Nevis

Careers and residencies

MUA Med 4 students Vikram Valia, John Thottungal, Maria Rahman, Chante Smith, Nora Shero and Mohammed Uddin, visiting Alexander Hospital in Nevis.

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Hear from MUA Student, Adeline

Student life

Facebook Live with MUA Student, Adeline Nord!

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MUA grad is a Featured speaker at November 6 TEDx Detroit.

Business and industry insights

MUA grad Dr. Ahmar Zaidi was a featured speaker at the recent prestigious TEDx event in Detroit November 6. These TEDx speakers are the best and brigh

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Hear live from MUA Med student Rehan Hamidani

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Hear live from MUA Med student Rehan Hamidani

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Karlyle Robinson bistas and evangelos bistas, mua clinical students, share their love for the school and each other

Student life

Karlyle Robinson and Evangelos Bistas were newly dating in Canada when they hit upon the realization that they both wanted to go to med school...

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Danison Emmerson, MD-Neurology Resident at University of Connecticut

Careers and residencies

MUA 2018 graduation speaker Dr. Danison Emmerson talks with gratitude and pride about his experience at MUA, in particular his clinical rotations at S

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Montpelier Plantation and Beach in Nevis is rated best resort in the Caribbean

Careers and residencies

Oh, for a whole summer in the pool at Montpelier Plantation. It's the perfect place to waste away on vacation, set on 60 acres of an 18th-century plan

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Eyad Ahmed MD Pre-Match into Internal Medicine Residency

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Eyad Ahmed MD Pre-Match into Internal Medicine Residency

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From the front lines of the Covid outbreak in NYC MUA graduate-Adesh Anthony Ramdass, MD

Student life Careers and residencies

From the front lines of the Covid outbreak in NYC writes recent MUA graduate:

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Nasir Alhamdan MD Internal Medicine Resident, Sinai Hospital Baltimore

Business and industry insights

It is always great when your career and your passion align. MUA graduate Nasir Alhamdan did his undergraduate studies at Ryerson University in Canada.

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Samantha Agar MD Family Medicine Residency Southern Illinois University

Careers and residencies

Samantha Agar practiced as a registered nurse both in labor and delivery and the neonatal intensive care unit at a hospital in Mississauga...

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