University of Miami and AMOpportunities—a medical education startup—have launched a one-of-a-kind university partnership to provide international medical students and graduates with U.S. observerships and medical training. This partnership addresses the growing physician shortage in the United States by attracting the top talent from across the globe who can eventually go on to practice at American residency programs.

“Over 28% of US physicians are foreign-trained. These observership programs at University of Miami give international medical students exposure to the practice of medicine in the U.S. and allow them to get the real-world experience they need to match into the U.S. residency program,” says Kyle Swinsky, CEO, AMOpportunities. “Our partnership with the University of Miami will benefit both international medical students and, eventually, the U.S. healthcare system as a whole.”

These clinical experiences are a critical required component of a medical student’s education. Clinical experience in the United States is required for international medical trainees wishing to practice medicine in the U.S.

This news comes on the heels of AMOpportunities’ announcement of an innovative teaching affiliation with Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago, which will provide international medical students with hospital-based clinical rotations.

“These affiliations and partnerships are possible due to AMOpportunities’ software screening, application and matching abilities,” says Swinsky. “As we continue to grow and partner with well-renowned medical institutions, we’ll be able to provide international students with the most exclusive clinical experiences not found anywhere else.”

Under the new partnership, international medical students will attend four-week oncology observerships at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.

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