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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.

2022 Residency Placements

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

Residency Placements in recent years:

Residency placements of MUA students in recent years

Post-Graduate Programs

A sampling of some 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 Mirza - 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

Sepehr Karimi, M.D.

Sepehr Karimi, M.D.

General Surgery Residency at Waterbury Hospital
"I loved the Gateway Program. It really helped me transition to the MD Program seamlessly. We played soccer and tennis; we had study groups and I learned so much. We were so close to the Dean at MUA who really helped guide us. All the resources were there for you. It was so great."
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Naveria Ammad

Naveria Ammad

Internal Medicine UPMC Mercy Hospital & Published RLRA Paper
"The Gateway Program was a great opportunity for me to establish efficient study habits and acquire basic medical knowledge. This gave me a lot of confidence before starting the MD. I was also able to build relations early on with upper med students and professors who helped me tremendously throughout my time on the island."
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Anthony Ramdass

Anthony Ramdass

Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency Program at Northwell Health-Mather Hospital
Anthony speaks glowingly of his time at MUA, "I loved every part of Basic Sciences. The classes were excellent, and the professors really took the time to teach us, and make sure that we understood everything. They always had office hours after class as well. My transition to clinical rotations was easy too."
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Habib A. Nazir, MD

Habib A. Nazir, MD

Internal Medicine Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health
"A student’s ability to interact and have access to the professors at MUA is amazing. The professors took a personal interest in helping us develop as medical professionals. Our success was their priority. I am still in touch with my teachers there."
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Joseph Michael Garcia, M.D.

Joseph Michael Garcia, M.D.

Family Medicine Residency at Louisiana State University
A May 2018 grad of Medical University of the Americas, Joseph is currently a resident in Family Medicine at Louisiana State University in Alexandria, La. Following residency, he plans to pursue a fellowship in Sports Medicine.
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Joseph Jose, MD

Joseph Jose, MD

Internal Medicine Residency at Bethesda Health Physician Group, Wellington, Fl.
"The clinicals are a great opportunity for students to excel and really discover their passion.” For Dr. Jose, that passion was in internal medicine and pediatrics. Upon graduation, he spent a year doing research in pulmonary medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NY."
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Kara Roncin, MD

Kara Roncin, MD

Pathology Residency at Case Western Reserve University
"One of the great things about our clinicals at MUA was the opportunity to work in so many different hospitals and see what diseases are more prevalent in different parts of the country. I have been lucky enough to treat patients with rare diseases we had been told no one would ever see in practice."
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Syed Imran Zaidi and Fazila Zaidi

Syed Imran Zaidi and Fazila Zaidi

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residencies in Tennessee
Matching into a residency as a couple is a difficult feat, particularly when both are hopeful to achieve their first choice in residency.  For both Imran and Fazila all went well, with Imran matching into Internal Medicine and Fazila into Pediatrics together in Tennessee.
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Sasha Klemawesch, MD

Sasha Klemawesch, MD

Critical Care Fellowship at Washington University
The Gateway Program and MD Program at MUA has been critical to Sasha Klemawesch's success. Sasha graduated in 2011 and obtained residencies in Internal Medicine at SUNY Downstate, and Emergency Medicine at University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital. She started her Critical Care Fellowship in 2017.
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