At AMO, we create educational equality by arranging U.S. clinical experiences (USCE) for international medical students and graduates (IMGs). These experiences are created through partnerships with U.S. physicians, institutions, and hospitals. We believe that IMGs play an important part in improving the U.S. healthcare system.
Clinical experiences are essential for those pursuing a career in U.S. healthcare. These real-world experiences can cultivate valuable medical, professional, and communication skills. Such educational opportunities can also provide clinical knowledge and skills that may be useful when taking the USMLE Step 2 CK or CS.
While most of our clinical experiences are four-weeks, or roughly one-month, long, we can work with you to create a longer experience should you need one. Our clinical experiences are offered year-round in various U.S cities and towns. These experiences are offered in 70+ medical specialties, including dentistry and nursing. No matter your interest, we have an experience for you! Over 3,000 medical trainees have completed a clinical experience with us. To find out how you can secure a clinical experience with us, continue reading below.
Applying for a Clinical Experience
1. Create a User Account
Before you can view the programs we offer or submit applications, you must create an AMO user account. Creating an account is completely free and takes just a few minutes. When you create an account with us online you gain access to clinical experiences at 200+ sites and exclusive resources
2. Select an Experience
Once you have an account you can log in to the search platform. You can use the platform’s filters to get rid of programs that don’t align with your needs and wants, narrowing down the options until you are left with the perfect fit! You can even sort experiences based on specialty, location, rotation type, and other special features (which we like to call tags).
Need advice on how to find the perfect experience? First, decide when you can rotate. This decision should be based on your availability and also consider our advice that individuals apply three months prior to a clinical experience. Once you determine when you would like to rotate you should consider choosing a specialty. The medical specialty you select may be based on your educational requirements or what specialty you would like to concentrate on during residency or another postgraduate medical education track.
Please note that you may not be eligible for all clinical experiences listed. Both current international medical students and graduates are eligible for clinical experiences with AMO. Current medical students are eligible for hands-on clinical experiences or observership. Graduates are only eligible for observerships unless they have passed the USMLE Step 1, at which point a hands-on clinical experience becomes an option as well.
3. Submit an Application
Once you find a clinical experience that meets your need and interests, simply select the rotation start date and the type of experience you are applying to (i.e. observership, hands-on, or pre-med shadowing). Once a rotation and month are selected, a CV should be uploaded. In many cases, this is the only document needed to apply. After uploading your CV, click the orange “Apply Now!” button. Some programs may require you to fill out other documents or pay a fee upfront. If this is the case, additional application requirements will be listed on the program page.
4. Await Approval
Once you hit apply and your application is submitted, it will be processed by AMO and/or the program you are applying to. For some programs, you will receive a notification if you have been accepted in as little as 48 hours. For other programs, the wait may be closer to two weeks. If accepted you will be notified via email. This email will include instructions on how to reserve your seat and begin the enrollment process.
Reserving a Clinical Experience
Once accepted into your clinical experience, you’ll be asked to submit a downpayment for your experience. This payment reserves your seating, ensuring another student interested in the experience cannot fill it. Downpayments start at $699 and increase based on the overall price of the experience. Once you are accepted into a clinical experience the reservation fee for that program will be available for you to view.
The remaining balance for the clinical experiences can be paid anytime as long as the experience is paid in full at least 45 days before the program start date.
In addition to reserving your seat, submitting the downpayment for your clinical experience lets you begin the enrollment process. At this point, we match you with a personal AMO Coach who will go over required enrollment documents and help you get oriented for your time in the U.S. Any questions or concerns you have about the experience can be answered by your coach!
Depending on the type of experience you reserve, you may need to secure a visa, find housing, and explore transportation options near your rotation location. Your AMO Coach can provide suggestions on these items, making planning your experience even easier.
Have questions? Need help creating an account or submitting an application?
I’m in 11 class and I’m studying a medical can plzzyou tell me how can i apply and when i can apply I’m from pakistan is this suitable for me?
My name is melaku from ethiopia my profession is BSC nursing in University of Gondar ,I am interested to learn MSC in medical nursing
Thanks for your comment! Unfortunately AMO is not an educational institution and cannot offer degree programs. We simply offer short-term clinical experiences for a fee that allow individuals to experience the U.S. healthcare system and earn a letter of recommendation. With your nursing degree you would be eligible to apply for a nursing experience with us if this is something you are interested in :)
I’m 3 year general medicine student, i wanna take this experience in general medicine . Do we i have to pay for seat because I submitted the form and the site showing some medical centers and seats fee and i try to join zoom metting but its not connecting can me plz help me out
I am a Canadian medical graduate from Belgium, Europe., currently working in an emergency room in Belgium.
I was wonder whether you offer clerkship in emergency medicine?
do you your offer them in an academic setting or not?
and at what cost?
I must have usmle 1st exam to do this training what kind of Visa l get
I want to do short course in ophthalmology( Mainly Cataract and Refractive Surgery)
I am Dr Ahmad
I have completed my b.ds from College Name-Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences And Hospital,
At present am persuing my rotatory 1 year compulsory internship from DR Ziauddin dental college of Aligarh Muslim University.(aligarh)
I also signed up at AMOpportunities but i ddnt got it properly and there i found no program for myself.
Please do help me getting about AMOpportunities. How can i get benefit from it also.
Hi, my name is Faisal Mumtaz, i am from Pakistan graduated in 2014 june(MBBS) .
I am intrested to learn ultrasound.
kindly send me information related to ultrasound training diploma or experience, and duration with fee and full cost.
Do i need Ielts etc?
my email id. firstname.lastname@example.org
can you plz share full cost of this project along with housing and meals ..
I’m second yr medicine student . Can I do this rotation?
I want to have an observership in a good US institute/ hospital within next 3 months in clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases to have a prior exposure of work pattern for passing my attempt of board exam in medical Microbiology , ABMM.
Please, provide helpful information and a way out. Thanks in anticipation
Thanks for reaching out. We do offer a couple of experiences in Infectious Diseases! We will have one of our advisors reach out to you to discuss how to apply!
What process for admission
Can I get admission in mbbs
We are not a university. We do not provide degree or certificate programs but rather short term clinical experiences. In order to participate in these, you must be a current medical student or graduate. If you do enroll in medical school we would be happy to help you find a clinical experience in the future.
I wanna take this experience in physical therapy…thank you
We currently offer one clinical experience in physical therapy. One of our advisors will be in touch with you shortly to discuss if you are eligible and how the application process works.
I want to do a short course/training in dermatology
Thanks for reaching out to AMO! We do offer some experiences in dermatology. You can view and apply to these by creating an account with us at the following link: https://app.amopportunities.org/#/signup
If you have any additional questions or need help finding a rotation you can send an email to email@example.com.
In want to have chance in my work abroad
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Want to know that i want observership in dermatology…wt would be fee if it is for 2 week wt ll b fee if its for 4 wk…..just guide me about otjer charges approximate like housing.meal etc
Thanks for the message, the rotations we offer are four weeks long. They range in price from $999 to $4199 however this fee DOES NOT include housing, meals, transportation, insurance, or visa fees.
These fees are difficult to estimate as food, housing and transportation costs can vary from city to city.
To get a better idea of costs it would be beneficial for you to select a rotation/rotation location first. In order to do so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance!