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MUA Students Reviews & Testimonials

Since its founding in 1998, Medical University of the Americas has awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree to nearly 1,600 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. 

 2022 Residency Placements

2023 Residency Placements

Congratulations to all of our recent MUA Grads! Please view our top appointments in U.S. & Canada. 

Residency Placements in recent years:

Residency placements of MUA students in recent years

Post-Graduate Programs

A sampling of some 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)

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. 


Grail Sisters

Two sisters graduate from MUA and had an amazing experience. Hear about their experiences and why they chose medical school.

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.

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.

Samir Gandhi

Samir Gandhi is an MUA graduate who attained a residency at the University

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stefan's insight into Pre-Med program

Hear from Canadian MUA student, Stefan Zlatanov about his experience at MUA and the Pre-Med Program.

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.

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.

Brian Chwiecko

Hear how Brian Chwiecko went from a young heart patient to becoming a doctor.

Adnan Qureshi - Earning a Surgery Residency

Learn how Adnan secured a surgery residency at the University of Toronto

Mamoona Mirza - 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.

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

Brian Chwiecko, MD

Brian Chwiecko, MD

Internal Medicine Residency at Reading Hospital
At MUA he was a standout student, scoring in the top 2.5% on the USMLE. It was during his MUA clinical rotations in Louisiana that he found his calling: "On my clinicals I saw a large amount of pathology, a lot of cardiology, renal, and infectious disease."
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Obed Adarkwah

Dr. Obed Adarkwah

Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care at VCU Health System
"MUA had a lot of Canadians, a good match record, and the school was affordable which was important to me. It checked all the boxes. The teachers were phenomenal and everyone there is really willing to teach and explain. They are patient, and they really listen."
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Kishan Sitapara, MD

Kishan Sitapara, MD

Prelim Internal Medicine Residency at Montefiore Medical Center
"I did my research and read about the great success of MUA grads, and the fact that the island was beautiful and conducive to studying really helped my decision making process. I read that all that you need and want is there, but with minimal distractions, so I decided this was the right environment for me."
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Nasir Alhamdan, MD

Nasir Alhamdan, MD

Internal Medicine Residency at Sinai Hospital Baltimore
"MUA stood out to me because of its high first time pass rate on the USMLE Step One, great residency matches and affordable tuition. It was the perfect match. I was excited to be accepted and to start on my journey to becoming a great doctor."
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Dr. Becky Wu

Dr. Becky Wu

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
"I will be starting a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this summer. I will always be grateful to my experience at MUA where I was given the opportunity to not only pursue my dream career, but it also led me to my husband and lifelong friendships."
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Kyle Dammann

Kyle Dammann

General Surgery Residency at St. Luke’s University Health
"MUA worked with me to help with the match. They bent over backwards to help me meet deadlines. They helped set up certain rotations for me to further my goal. I highly recommend MUA, it will get you where you want to go."
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Danielle Massarella, MD

Danielle Massarella, MD

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Danielle excelled throughout all ten semesters at MUA and was the recipient of the Dean of Clinical Medicine Award at her graduation in 2013. “After my clinicals I felt so well prepared and comfortable. I really had excellent training.”
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Naveria Ammad

Naveria Ammad

Internal Medicine UPMC Mercy Hospital & Published RLRA Paper
"The Gateway Program was a great opportunity for me to establish efficient study habits and acquire basic medical knowledge. This gave me a lot of confidence before starting the MD. I was also able to build relations early on with upper med students and professors who helped me tremendously throughout my time on the island."
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Rupen Baxi, MD

Rupen Baxi, MD

Surgeon, Associate Director of Fellowship Program at Center for Innovative GYN (CIG) Care
Dr. Rupen Baxi, a graduate of Medical University of the Americas, is a member of the surgical staff and Associate Director of its Fellowship program. Upon graduating from MUA, Rupen went into an internship in General Surgery and then an OB/GYN Residency at Richmond University Medical Center.
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