Student Success and Testimonials

Since its founding in 1998, Medical University of the Americas has awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree to nearly 1400 graduates. As measured by the residency appointments and professional accomplishments of our graduates, the most important measure of any school, MUA has been extremely successful. That success begins with exceptional performance on the critical USMLE Step 1 exam, between 2015 and 2019, the first time pass rate averaged 95% - a consistently strong performance.

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2020 Residency Placements

Congratulations to all of our recent MUA Grads! Please view our top appointments in US & Canada. 

Residency Placements in recent years:

Residency placements of MUA students in recent years

Post-Graduate Programs

A sampling of some of the post-graduate programs where MUA students have placed includes:

  • Albert Einstein (Neurology)
  • Case Western Reserve (Emergency Medicine)
  • Cleveland Clinic Health System – Fairview Hospital (Surgery)
  • Duke University (Psychiatry)
  • Louisiana State University (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, St. Cloud, MN (Family Medicine)
  • Michigan State University (Family Medicine)
  • New York Medical College (Surgery)
  • Queen’s University (Pediatrics)
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center – Connecticut (Diagnostic Radiology)
  • Tulane (Neurology)
  • University of Arizona (Internal Medicine)
  • University of Florida (Pathology, Pediatrics)
  • University of Nevada (Surgery)
  • University of North Carolina (Anesthesiology)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Anesthesiology)
  • University of Saskatchewan (Surgery)
  • University of Tennessee (Urology)
  • University of Toronto (Neurosurgery)
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Our successful MUA Graduate, Andy Truong

Launching a Career in Anesthesiology
Hear from Andy Truong as he sings the praises of Medical University of Americas along with his experience of moving to Nevis Island based in the Caribbean. Learn how the first semester was the hardest, with regular class tests to maintain the high-quality graduates that MUA produces. 

 

Grail Sisters

Two sisters graduate from MUA and had an amazing experience. Hear about their experiences and why they chose medical school.

Ronald Russo

Discover how Ronald found his passion from a young age for medicine and join him on his journey as he found MUA and really furthered his passion.

An Upper Edge for Getting a Residency

Hear from Lavinya as she talks about her experience of MUA. Hear first hand how she believes MUA gave her an upper edge against the competition.

Samir Gandhi

Samir Gandhi is an MUA graduate who attained a residency at the University

FB Live with Ivy Zhang

Listen in to our FB Live Featuring Ivy Zhang as she talks about her time whilst studying with Medical University of the Americas.

A Day in the Life of MUA Student, Camellia

Explore Camellia's time at MUA as she talks about her experience whilst studying with us in the Caribbean.

Jennifer Ingersoll - Coming Home to North Carolina

Jennifer now has a residency at Vidant Medical Centre in Greenville. Hear her experience of studying with MUA and why she chose to study in the Caribbean.

Baieruss Trinos - Becoming a Hospitalist

Hear from Baieruss as he talks about his time at MUA and how he secured a residency at the University of Toronto.

Stefan's insight into Pre-Med program

Hear from Canadian MUA student, Stefan Zlatanov about his experience at MUA and the Pre-Med Program.

Clement Aroh talking about his professors, and his life as a student at MUA

Follow Aroh's medical journey. As a resident in Los Angeles, he chose MUA as his number one choice.

Alum Dr. Zakious Tracey

Head of Admissions, Sarah Russell, speaks to MUA student Zakious Tracey about why he chose MUA, how he discovered the medical school and what his experience has been like.

Brian Chwiecko

Hear how Brian Chwiecko went from a young heart patient to becoming a doctor.

Adnan Qureshi - Earning a Surgery Residency

Learn how Adnan secured a surgery residency at the University of Toronto

Mamoona Rafiq - Coming Home to Practice in Toronto

Follow Mamoona's journey as she talks about her time at MUA and returning home to practice in Toronto, Canada.

Emily Kurokawa - "MUA Was There for Me."

Emily recalls her time at MUA, discussing student life, the support available and how it prepared her to secure a residency at Medical College of Georgia.

Graduate profiles

Peter Plumeri, MD

Internal Medicine Resident, Sinai Hospital Baltimore
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 of Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society. It was while working on his masters in Italian literature at Rutgers that he began volunteering on the side in his dad's gastroenterology office, shadowing doctors in the procedures of endoscopies and colonoscopies.
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Richy Lee, MD FACS

Pediatric Surgeon, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Richy Lee was already a successful pharmacist when he decided to follow his dream of becoming a physician and enrolled at Medical University of the Americas. A decade after his graduation, after residencies at the Cleveland Clinic and the Alberta Children’s Hospital, he is now a pediatric surgeon at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.
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Dorothy Ann Sparks, MD, FACS

Acute Care Surgeon University of Tennessee Methodist University Hospital American Board of Surgery, Board Certified:
For a growing number of MD’s, including Dorothy Sparks, medicine was not their first choice. Dorothy had a degree in engineering and a career in academia when she decided to get her MD at Medical University of the Americas. Today she's an acute care surgeon in Tennessee.
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Puja Naik, MD

CEO, Neurology and Epilepsy Specialists, LLC.
Each year, some 150,000 people in the US are diagnosed with epilepsy. It's the 4th most common neurological problem (after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease) and a focus for many neurologists, including Puja Naik, a 2010 Medical University of the Americas graduate.
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Adam S. Weltz, MD

Fellowship: Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery/Minimally Invasive Surgery/ Robotic Surgery, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis Maryland
Fellowship: Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery/Minimally Invasive Surgery/ Robotic Surgery, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis Maryland Residency: PGY-(1-5) General Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center/ University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore MD
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Richard Rousseau, MD

Anesthesiology Resident at Louisiana State
It's always great when your career and your passion align. MUA Graduate Nasir Alhamdan did his undergraduate studies at Ryerson University in Canada. He completed his medical school pre-requisites in three years, making the Dean’s List and earning his undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science.
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Habib A. Nazir, MD

Residency: Internal Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health
Doctors often liken the day-to-day life in a hospital as one of “putting out fires.” For Dr. Habib A. Nazir, this is literally true: he’s a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and also the medical director of fire services in Morganville, New Jersey.
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Rupen Baxi, MD

Surgeon, Associate Director of Fellowship Program, Center for Innovative GYN (CIG) Care, Rockville, MD
Minimally invasive surgical techniques are revolutionizing gynecological care and one of the medical groups leading the way is the Center for Innovative GYN Care (CIGC) where Dr. Rupen Baxi, a graduate of Medical University of the Americas, is a member of the surgical staff and Associate Director of its Fellowship program.
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Junaid Munshi, MD

Preceptor at both Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine
Junaid Munshi did pre-med coursework as an undergraduate at St. Louis University. Wanting to give back to humanity, and citing the quote in the Quran ‘whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.’ he settled on a career in medicine.
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