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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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2021 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

Sunil Ramaswamy MD

Sunil Ramaswamy MD

Critical Care Fellowship University of Rochester Medical Cente
After graduation from college with a B.A. in anthropology and history, Sunil spent his first year out of college playing bass in a rock band. Unsure about his next steps, he shadowed his father, an MD, on his rounds and fell in love with the patient interactions.
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Joseph Jose, MD

Joseph Jose, MD

Internal Medicine, Bethesda Health Physician Group, Wellington, Fl.
When Joseph Jose attended Medical University of the Americas, he had much of the campus to himself. Enrolled in one of MUA’s first classes, his fellow classmates numbered under 20.
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Michael Swikehardt, MD

Michael Swikehardt, MD

Residency: General Surgery, PGY-1, Mt. Sinai Health System
He was a standout in MUA’s class of 2016. And now he’s a resident in one of the top surgery programs in the world—Mt. Sinai in New York City. With more than 200 full-time faculty members and nearly 150 operating rooms, the Department of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City is one of the largest and best-known in the country. It can claim numerous firsts in surgical procedures and in areas such as the surgical treatment of liver cancer it is one of the world leaders.
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Anthony Ramdass

Anthony Ramdass

MD, MUA Graduate, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Northwell Health-Mather Hospital
Dr. Anthony Ramdass is doing what he loves, and that is teaching others in the field of medicine. He is the Associate Program Director in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Northwell Health-Mather Hospital.
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Dr. Khaing Myint

Dr. Khaing Myint

Infectious Disease Fellowship at Harlem Hospital Center
Congratulations to Dr. Khaing Myint, who will be starting a 2 year Infectious Disease Fellowship at Harlem Hospital Center, after having completed her Internal Medicine Residency there. The MUA team is so proud of your accomplishment and wish you much continued success.
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Sasha Klemawesch, MD

Sasha Klemawesch, MD

Residencies: Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate; Emergency Medicine, University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital
The pre-med program at Medical University of the Americas has been critical to the success of a wide range of students, especially those who choose medicine relatively late in their academic experience. Students like Sasha Klemawesch.
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Ahmar Urooj Zaidi, MD

Ahmar Urooj Zaidi, MD

Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Beaumont Children's Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
Becoming an MD wasn’t initially part of Ahmar Urooj Zaidi’s life-plan: he was planning on a PhD in Neuroscience. But when a friend attending Medical University of the Americas told him about the school he applied, graduated in 2011 and went on to a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology in Detroit where he is part of a major research program focused on sickle cell anemia.
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Ryan Fransman, MD

Ryan Fransman, MD

Residency: General Surgery, Johns Hopkins
A first-responder, a registered nurse and now this 2016 graduate of Medical University of the Americas is doing his residency in General Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ryan Fransman worked as a first-responder paramedic in his native South Africa, a maxillofacial-surgery registered nurse in Australia and is a long-time student and teacher of karate. Becoming a physician has always been his dream.
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Naveria Ammad

Naveria Ammad

Internal Medicine UPMC Mercy Hospital Published RLRA Paper
“I completed my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University in Canada, and then applied to MUA to pursue a Medical Degree. I chose MUA because of the positive feedback I received from fellow Canadians who were also on the same career path.” Naveria entered in MUA’s Pre-Med program, which she felt gave her a solid foundation before entering Med 1. “The Pre-Med program was a great opportunity for me to establish efficient study habits and acquire basic medical knowledge.
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