Did you have a packed schedule on Friday, August 21? If so, it’s possible that you missed our August Physician Panel. The panel, which is just the second of many, featured four individuals, each one connected to AMO in a different way. The panel featured two AMO physicians, a past visitor, and AMO’s COO, giving viewers a holistic view of the U.S. healthcare system and clinical experiences in specific.  

For a link to the recorded panel, an overview of what was discussed during the live stream, and additional information on each of the speakers, continue reading below! 


Panel Overview

During the roughly 40 minute panel, the group discussed what it is like to be a practicing physician and how clinical experience can provide participants a taste of the lifestyle. Panelists and AMO Preceptors Dr. Albert and Dr. Lipson framed this information in the present day, highlighting how their practice has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both physicians spoke on the importance of personal protective equipment, telehealth as a method for providing safe medical care, and the role of online clinical experiences in medical education today. 

COVID-19 became one central point during the live stream as Raad, a panelist and AMO visitor, participated in two AMO clinical experiences during the onset of the pandemic. Dr. Lipson was actually Raads precepting physician during one of his four-week clinical experiences, so Raad was able to see first hand the challenges both Dr. Lipson and Dr. Albert spoke on. The physician-visitor relationship also allowed Raad and Dr. Lipson to speak on mentorship in medicine.  

Like other visitor’s Raad felt that a U.S. clinical experience broadened his perspectives in medicine. He was able to see how cultural norms affected the patient-physician relationship. To find out what else Raad, Dr. Lispon, and Dr. Albert had to say on these topics, watch the full panel, available below. 



Panelist Bios


Dr. Andrew Albert, MD, MPH

Dr. Andrew 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 boardcertified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. Dr. Albert leads cancer prevention efforts alongside the American Cancer Society and Colon Cancer Coalition nationally.  


Dr. Brad Lipson, DO, FASPC, AHQ, DABOM

Dr. Brad Lipson is an alumnus of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he earned a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine. He practiced preventative medicine & lipidology and was named a Fellow of the American Society for Preventative Cardiology (FASPC) in 2017. Lipson is currently finishing a Masters of Business Administration in Management. 


Ben Bradley, JD, MBA

Benjamin 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. So far, AMOpportunities has helped more than 3,000 international medical students and graduates find clinical rotations in the U.S with noteworthy institutions include the University of Miami, Saint Anthony Hospital, Georgetown University, and the University of Chicago. Benjamin also has a JD/MBA fromThe Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 


Raad Al-Hmoud

Currently, a final year medical student at Sulaiman AlRajhi University at AlQassim in Saudi Arabia and medical intern at Jordanian Royal Medical Services in Jordan, Raad is working to become a licensed physician in general or plastic surgery, dermatology, or family medicine. 

When asked why he chose to pursue a degree in medicine, he said, “it’s not just a career, its a lifelong contribution. You dont always get paid, and you start off volunteering. Almost everybody seekmedical advice in their lifetime, making medicine a necessity! 


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