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.
Dr. Usman Manzoor
Internal Medicine Residency at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education
“The professors at MUA really care about you, and the faculty wants you to succeed. They were always there to help me anytime I stopped by their office”, shares MUA graduate Usman Manzoor.
Zakious Tracey, MD
Radiology Intern resident Louisiana State Health Sciences Center-Shreveport
Current LSU-Shreveport Radiology Resident Zakious Tracey was a scholar-athlete who played football, volleyball and wrestling all 4 years while in high school. He completed his pre-med work at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and went on to serve as a Respiratory Therapist in the pediatric emergency department at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital for 2 years prior to starting medical school.
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.
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.”