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

Oluseyi Ogundimu Min

Oluseyi Ogundimu, MD, MBA

Anesthesiologist/Pain Physician, Advanced Pain Centers, Farmington, MO
An honours graduate in Biochemistry from Canada’s Brock University, Oluseyi (Sheyi) Ogundimu focused first on getting an MBA before deciding to take the plunge and realize his dream of becoming a physician. Today, this 2008 graduate of Medical University of the Americas is a board certified anesthesiologist practicing in the St. Louis area.
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Syed Zaidi Fazila Zaidi Min

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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Eyad Ahmed Min

Eyad Ahmed MD-Pre-Match into Internal Medicine Residency

Internal Medicine Resident
“The happiest day of my life was when MUA decided to take a chance on me and accept me into the school,” says Eyad Ahmed. Currently placed in an Internal Medicine Residency at St. Michael’s Medicine Center in Newark, Eyad says: “It is a dream come true that now, as a graduate of MUA, I have matched with a residency 30 minutes from where I grew up”.
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Kara Roncin Min

Kara Roncin, MD

Residency: Pathology Anatomical and Clinical
Growing up in small town in central Canada, Kara Roncin was used to a world where everyone knows your name. At Medical University of the Americas, she thrived in the atmosphere of community and hard work that helped propel her to a pathology residency at Case Western Reserve University. Kara Roncin grew up in Allan, Saskatchewan, an hour’s drive from Saskatoon. She always knew she would become a doctor. “I knew from an early age that medicine was where I wanted to spend my career, no matter how long and grueling the road to get there was.”
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Habib A. Nazir Min

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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Peter Plumeri Min

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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