Panel Overview

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, AMO hosted a Facebook Live discussion featuring Dr. Samuel Lin and Dr. Andrew Albert, two AMO precepting physicians, Austin Chen, an international medical graduate who recently matched to the Mayo Clinic, and AMO’s very own COO, Ben Bradley.

During the event, our panelists discussed COVID-19’s effect on the medical industry, the role of telehealth experiences in medical education, and the process of becoming a physician in the U.S. with a foreign medical degree. The diversity of the panel allowed for stimulating discussions on these topics and the live stream platform allowed panelists to address real-time questions from viewers.

To see what each of the panelists had to say, watch the full recording of the live stream below.



Panelist Bios

Dr. Andrew Albert | MD, MPH

Dr. Albert is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago and Medical Director and Internal Medicine Residency Program Instructor at Advocate Illinois Masonic. He is board-certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.  Dr. Albert leads cancer prevention efforts alongside the American Cancer Society and Colon Cancer Coalition nationally.


Dr. Samuel Lin | MD, MBA

Dr. Lin is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Program Director of the BIDMC/Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program. He is board-certified in Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology and completed a microsurgery fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has a team of researchers that have basic science and clinical projects.


Austin Chen | MD

Chen grew up in the Bay Area in Northern California and, following high school, moved to Taiwan to pursue his medical education at Kaohsiung Medical University. Before applying to a residency program in the United States, Chen had the opportunity to participate in a clinical rotation and research fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, a clinical rotation at the Mayo Clinic, and an observership at the University of California, Davis. He has since matched into the integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic.


Ben Bradley | JD, MBA

Bradley is the COO of AMOpportunities. He founded the company alongside CEO Kyle Swinsky in 2013, at their alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bradley and Swinsky’s company, AMOpportunities, has helped more than 3,000 international medical students and graduates find clinical rotations in the U.S. The company has grown to a team of 30, and the two have worked to raise $4.1 million in total funding. AMOpportunities has partnerships with institutions such as the University of Miami, Saint Anthony Hospital, Georgetown University, and the University of Chicago. Benjamin later went on to get his JD/MBA at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University while serving as the COO for AMOpportunities.


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