Samantha Agar, MD
Family Medicine Residency Southern Illinois University
Samantha Agar practiced as a registered nurse both in labor and delivery and the neonatal intensive care unit at a hospital in Mississauga, Ontario after earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. As an undergraduate student at McMaster University School of Nursing, she was a standout student and received an award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Going to medical school was never far from her mind though. “I worked with a resident at my hospital who had told me about how she attended medical school in the Caribbean.
Brian Chwiecko, MD
Residency: Internal Medicine
Born with a life-threatening heart condition, Brian Chwiecko was a critical care patient before he even knew it. Being called to medicine was no surprise, but what kind of medicine would it be?
General Surgery Resident, St. Luke’s University Health
MUA graduate Kyle Dammann excelled at MUA, earning the “Dean of Clinical Medicine award” and matching into a General Surgery residency upon graduation. He blossomed academically at MUA, by his own admission working very hard and taking advantage of the great mentorship opportunities at MUA. “ I was not a good test taker going into med school, so I took the advice of people who had done well before me. I ended up scoring very well on the Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3 exams.”
Dr. Becky Wu
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Becky Wu, MUA 2016 grad, is currently a currently a third-year psychiatry resident at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.
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.