In 2019, AMO connected 693 students to clinical experiences in the U.S. This is significant growth from 2018, during which 533 visitors rotated through us. To help connect more individuals with U.S. clinical experiences in 2020 we added a new member to our team of AMO Advisors!
Meet, Antoine, a Chicago-native with a background in technology, an interest in writing and traveling, and the desire to help you elevate your medical education through a clinical experience with AMO. Antoine eased into his position at AMO during December of 2019 and is now fully immersed as an AMO Advisor. Antoine is a self-published author and has even taught himself to play the piano. For more fun facts about Antoine continue reading our Q & A with him below!
Are you an early bird or night owl?
Antoine: I am an insomniac, so a night owl that wakes early occasionally
Which season is your favorite? Why?
A: Spring. It isn’t too hot, and the wind both feels and smells amazing
What’s your favorite place to eat in Chicago?
A: Hands down, Flat Top Grill. Their Roti Bread is amazing. I ALWAYS ask for extra.
If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?
A: Probably linguistics. It’d make it easier to learn other languages and fulfill my goal of becoming a Polyglot.
What is a secret talent that not many people know about?
A: I can play the piano by ear. I am not the greatest pianist, nor do I have much musical training, but if I can hear something that isn’t too complex, I can generally recreate it.
What three words would your friends use to describe you?
A: Patient. Open. Honest.
Where’s your favorite place in the world?
A: My dreams. I love to lucid dream. In the physical world, probably a mosque in Seoul. It’s very beautiful there when the sunsets.
Where do you want to travel next and why?
A: Probably Tokyo, Japan. I am 1/8th Japanese and I am intrigued by the culture.
What fictional place would you most like to visit?
A: Maybe Toronto, but as it’s depicted in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
What’s one thing you’re learning now, and why is it important?
A: I’m learning (rather slowly) other languages. It’s important to me because communication is the core of our existence as human beings.
What excites you about being an AMO Advisor?
A: Being able to make a lasting impact in people’s lives that will cause a ripple effect.