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?
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.
Joseph Michael Garcia, M.D.
Family Medicine at Louisiana State University
In the Emergency Room at Chabert Medical Center Joseph Garcia stood out among his peers. Says Matthew James, emergency room physician's assistant , who worked alongside him, “ Joseph was a phenomenal student to work along side with here at Chabert. His love for medicine and patient care was what I noticed most. His persistence and resilience are two of his strongest characteristics.” Matthew felt so strongly about Joseph and his clinical work that he personally reached out to MUA to tell the school what he had seen.
Nasir Alhamdan, MD
Internal Medicine Resident, Sinai Hospital Baltimore
It's always great when your career and your passion align. MUA Graduate Nasir Alhamdan did his undergraduate studies at Ryerson University in Canada. He completed his medical school pre-requisites in three years, making the Dean’s List and earning his undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science.