Share Your Story: Nakul

AMOpportunities provides clinical rotations and observerships for international medical students and graduates. Hear what Nakul, a visitor with AMO, has to say about his clinical rotation with an internist at Pajaro Health Center in California.   AMO: What inspired you to get a rotation through AMOpportunities?  I found out about AMO rotations via close friends of mine who completed rotations through […]

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Physician Burnout in the U.S.

New research from the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst reports that physician burnout is a problem in 83 percent of healthcare organizations. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality defines physician burnout as “a long-term stress reaction marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of a sense of personal accomplishment. Such burnout is increasing at an alarming […]

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Share Your Story: Naqiyah

AMOpportunities coordinates clinical rotations for foreign medical students in the United States. With many locations and rotations to choose from, an AMOpportunities clinical rotation is an introduction to life as a physician in the United States. Read about Naqiyah from Pakistan’s experience at her pediatric pulmonology rotation in Tampa, Florida. I still remember the day when I decided to apply for my U.S. clinical experience. […]

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Promoting Diversity Through Art

Unveiling Our Mural!

Today we’re excited to unveil our mural at A.N. Pritzker School in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. We’ve been working with We All Live Here—a Chicago-based organization that creates art around the city—for months to create something that embodies diversity, educational equity and acceptance. This project is important to us as it showcases the […]

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The U.S. Physician Shortage

Why America Needs Foreign Medical Graduates

Healthcare in America is facing an imminent shortage of general physicians: those in certain specialties, areas of the country, and minority communities. Despite the competition and growing rate of hopeful physicians, the U.S. does not have the educational resources to educate students at the speed necessary to maintain the current physician-to-patient ratio. Foreign medical students […]

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Bhageeta traveled to India for her U.S. clinical rotation in neurology in Amherst, New York

Share Your AMO Story: Bhageeta

Every month, AMO has the privilege of hearing our visitors’ stories. When they share their experiences, our visitors have the opportunity to enter our Photo and Blog Contest to win a Kaplan Qbank Test Prep Course.  These stories are powerful. They are a testament to our programs, our physicians, and the visitors we welcome to […]

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Lifestyle Medicine

Physicians and Lifestyle Medicine

A Shift Toward Lifestyle Medicine  The past few years, medical care in the U.S. shifted to focus more on lifestyle medicine. With more research showing a link between lifestyle factors and serious medical conditions, physicians urge patients to practice healthier lifestyles by promoting a healthy diet and quitting smoking.   There is mounting research on the negative effects of lifestyle factors […]

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Doctors taking notes

Observerships vs. Shadowing

Observerships vs. Shadowing AMOpportunities provides international medical graduates (IMGs) observership experiences. However, many IMGs wonder about the difference between an observerships and shadowing. We’ve decided to help clarify the two here:  Observerships Observerships are shadowing-only experiences. Students observe a physician in their day-do-day environment. There is no direct patient care involved, which means no histories, physicals, or access to patient data. Observerships are available for many types of students […]

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Graca Group Photo

AMO Story: Graca

A clinical rotation with AMOpportunities introduces international medical graduates to life as a physician in the United States. Check out what Graca from Indonesia had to say about her gastroenterology rotation:   I still can’t believe that my observership with Dr. A and AMOpportunities  is done. Now that I am finished with my very first U.S. clinical experience, I am feeling kind […]

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