AMOpportunities Announces Partnership with
Florida International University to Provide Clinical Experiences
This partnership guarantees international medical students and graduates
a spot in FIU’s clinical rotation program
CHICAGO, March 2, 2020 –
AMOpportunities (AMO), a Chicago-based company that provides international medical students and graduates with clinical training across the United States, announced today a new partnership with Florida International University, guaranteeing rotations for trainees into the medical school’s hospital network.
Typically, if international medical students and graduates are interested in a rotation with FIU, they apply through the website and compete with thousands of other students. This partnership creates a fast lane through the process by guaranteeing a spot within the program for international trainees.
“We are so excited to partner with AMOpportunities. This partnership opens our doors to more international medical students and graduates, which goes one step further toward solving the impending physician shortage,” says Ferinelys Cabrera, MIB, Program Director, Office of International Affairs, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University. “AMO’s incredible software simplifies the application process for our team and makes onboarding medical students easy. With AMO vetting all candidates for our rotations, we’re confident we’ll see the top international medical trainees.”
Inviting foreign-trained doctors to the U.S. is critical to the success of our healthcare system. According to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the U.S. could see a shortage of 122,000 physicians by 2030. Foreign-trained doctors are a critical solution to addressing this looming crisis.
“I am so thrilled to announce our landmark affiliation with Florida International University,” says Kyle Swinsky, CEO, AMOpportunities. “Opening up our pipeline of over 100,000 international medical students and graduates to top U.S. academic institutions enhances the diversity in our country, which in turn can influence patient outcomes. It develops opportunities for foreign-trained doctors, which the U.S. desperately needs.”
Other AMOpportunities institutional partnerships include Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC, Inc., University of Illinois Chicago, University of Miami, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Larkin Community Hospital in Miami, and Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago.
When institutions partner with AMOpportunities, they monetize their clinical experiences. AMOpportunities offers free software, allowing hospitals to view applications, visitors, programs, and reporting in one centralized location. Institutions can select top global medical schools they want to work with, set eligibility requirements for students, choose capacity, and pick the rotations they want to offer. AMOpportunities vets all applicants to ensure hospitals invite the most qualified students to their programs.
AMOpportunities believes in providing equal access to education, training and career opportunities to all regardless of national origin, belief or identity. Opening doors to international trainees does just that.
About AMOpportunities, Inc.
AMOpportunities is a platform that connects healthcare trainees around the globe with U.S. clinical training experiences. We provide resources to clinical sites that enable them to manage and monetize clinical training for visiting trainees while offering these trainees a marketplace to find the experiences they need to further their medical education and career. Global healthcare shortages necessitate an increase in medical training, which is best solved through the globalization of clinical experiences.
About Florida International University
Florida International University is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a community-engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law, and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. It has 160,000 alumni and enrolls 50,000 students on two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference and has 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. More information at www.fiu.edu.