Geriatrics Fellowship at Yale/New Have Hospital
Chisom majored in Biological Sciences with a minor in Nutrition at the University of Alberta, and traded in the cold weather of Canada for the warmth of Nevis.
"I enjoyed living on the island. The people were kind and the beaches on Nevis were gorgeous. I was very focused on my work at MUA though, and spent alot of time studying which didn't leave much beach time. But it was certainly nice to know that I had them there as an option." "My classes were organized and the teachers were dedicated. I met people from all over the world and made lifelong friends." When not studying, Chisom enjoyed teaching a workout class, and participating in the "MUA Olympics" where the Canadian students faced off against the American students in multiple sports, with the most popular being basketball.
"Indian Summers was my favorite restaurant, that is when we weren't treating ourselves to dinner at the Four Seasons resort on the island." Chisom enjoyed the opportunity to do her clinical rotations in a variety of places, particularly the opportunity to do some core and elective rotations in Canada that MUA helped set up for her. She matched into a three year residency in Internal Medicine at Medstar in Baltimore, and developed an in interest in Geriatrics. "Geriatric medicine is about dealing with complex medical problems and addressing the patient as who whole, it is really more like an art. It can be challenging, yet also very rewarding, when you make significant improvements to a patients life. It is a field of medicine that keeps you young." "Yale has one of the top Geriatric Programs in the country, so I was so happy to get a Fellowship in Geriatrics at Yale"
Other graduates stories
Ahmar Urooj Zaidi, MD
Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Beaumont Children's Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
Becoming an MD wasn’t initially part of Ahmar Urooj Zaidi’s life-plan: he was planning on a PhD in Neuroscience. But when a friend attending Medical University of the Americas told him about the school he applied, graduated in 2011 and went on to a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology in Detroit where he is part of a major research program focused on sickle cell anemia.
Ryan Fransman, MD
Residency: General Surgery, Johns Hopkins
A first-responder, a registered nurse and now this 2016 graduate of Medical University of the Americas is doing his residency in General Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ryan Fransman worked as a first-responder paramedic in his native South Africa, a maxillofacial-surgery registered nurse in Australia and is a long-time student and teacher of karate. Becoming a physician has always been his dream.