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MUA Students Reviews & Testimonials

Since its founding in 1998, Medical University of the Americas has awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree to nearly 1,600 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 2020, the first time pass rate averaged 98% - a consistently strong performance.

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)

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

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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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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Zubin Bham, MD

Zubin Bham, MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Norwalk Hospital/Yale School of Medicine
Currently completing his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Norwalk/Yale Hospital in CT, Zubin was a standout student at MUA. He served as a TA in his anatomy, physiology, neuroscience and pharmacology classes.
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Richard Rousseau, MD

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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Adam S. Weltz, MD

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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Puja Naik, MD

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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Junaid Munshi, MD

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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Kishan Sitapara, M.D.

Kishan Sitapara, M.D.

Resident Physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volunteering and giving back have always been part of Dr. Sitapara’s life. He served as part of the emergency medical team at the NYC marathon this past November and shares “it is one of the largest mass injury events of the year, where hundreds of people are treated for mostly sprains, dehydration and other non-life threatening injuries.”
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Syed Imran Zaidi and Fazila Zaidi

Syed Imran Zaidi and Fazila Zaidi - Couple Match

Imran matching into Internal Medicine and Fazila into Pediatrics together in Tennessee
After graduating with a degree in Biological Sciences and Biochemistry from the University of Windsor in Canada, MUA “checked all the boxes” for Syed Imran when it came time to doing his medical school research. “I looked into tuition, saw the school had a very good match rate, and knew someone going to school”.
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