“Cost” takes on many meanings. Financially, the standard four-week clinical experience with AMO can fall anywhere between $999 and $4199. The cost of the rotation is dependent on the physician, their affiliations, and the rotation location and type. Once you apply and been accepted into a rotation you will be asked to submit a payment of $699 to reserve their spot. The remaining balance is to be paid 45 days before the rotation start date. If you complete multiple rotations with AMO, a discount may be offered. Generally, we take $100 off each month. If you join with a group, we will give each member $100 off their rotation. If you refer friends or colleagues, $100 off a rotation, per enrolled referral, may be given.
The experience also “costs” time. Deciding to embark on an AMOpportunities clinical experience means devoting four weeks of your time to enriching your medical knowledge. Most rotations guarantee a minimum of 20 hours a week rotating. Some experiences may offer more and others less. Because experiences are physician-based, inpatient exposure will varies. It is generally dependent upon the schedule of each host physician, the physician’s admitting privileges, and patient load.
We streamline the process of organizing and planning for your experience. But, preparing for the experience “costs” effort on your part. We do not directly provide you with a visa nor can we guarantee your visa eligibility with the United States government, but we help you along the way. AMO provides B-1 visa invitation to those eligible, but you are ultimately responsible for going through the United States Consulate for approval.
Housing and Insurance
Although we provide lists of available and reasonably priced housing based on your clinic site, you are ultimately responsible for securing and funding your housing. All of our clinical experiences require U.S. health insurance coverage, which you will need to purchase. For hands-on rotations, malpractice insurance is needed. You can purchase malpractice insurance through AMO for a fee of $150.
The cost of the whole program pays for itself in terms of providing you with a quality clinical experience and the opportunity to earn a letter of recommendation. Based on your performance, your supervising physician may provide a letter of recommendation. Aside from enriching your education, your clinical experience with AMOpportunities can help whether you are planning to apply for jobs in your home country or applying to the U.S. match for residency. Sign up for your own rotation today!