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. 

 

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Grail Sisters

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

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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.

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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.

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Samir Gandhi

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Stefan's insight into Pre-Med program

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

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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.

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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.

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Brian Chwiecko

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

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Adnan Qureshi - Earning a Surgery Residency

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

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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.

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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

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Colleen Pietras, MD

Instructor in Surgery Advanced Fellow in Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences
An early interest in medicine that turned into a four decades-long, self-directed pursuit has taken Colleen Pietras through academic and work experiences across the US and now, with an MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA), to an advanced fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery at the Mayo Clinic.
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Areef Kassam, MD

Residency: Psychiatry, Community Health Network, Indianapolis
Trained as a psychiatrist and devoted to children, Areef Kassam is in the wonderful position of combining two of his passions. While completing his psychiatric residency in Indianapolis, this 2014 graduate of Medical University of the Americas is also working in the city’s juvenile court system, serving as a special advocate for children.
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Richy Lee Min

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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Zubin Bham Min

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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Kishan Sitapara Min

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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Suni Ramaswamy Min

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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