While medical education journeys look the same on the surface, when it comes to their career goals, students are on a variety of unique paths. Whether it’s a specific region or setting they want to practice in, a specialty they want to practice, or certain experience they want to have to build out their CVs, traditional clinical training models have limited students’ abilities to personalize their learning paths.

For students outside the U.S., finding experiences within the U.S. health system has historically been limited to cold calling and emailing physicians and hoping to hear a response, and U.S. students are often limited by their schools’ clinical site network, which can be limited due to high demand nationwide.


Incorporating Technology into Healthcare Education

Incorporating technology into healthcare education has benefits for both schools and students. Software, like, AMO’s clinical training and management platform give schools and students more site options for their training, while reducing administrative workloads for schools and expanding accessibility for students.

For schools, AMO’s software provides coordinators and deans with easier site searchability, allowing them to identify sites and create affiliation agreements with physicians and hospitals. This helps schools expand their current clinical training network, open new campuses in new regions of the country, or meet student training requests.

For students searching for sites individually, it has eliminated the chance-based and time-consuming approach of cold calling and has created a network of sites where students can view and search through all available and actively managed sites within the AMO network.   

In utilizing technologies that helps expand access to clinical training, schools support more personalized student learning pathways in two ways:

  1. By expanding specialty and regional options for students.
  2. By offering students independence in finding and choosing sites that align with their goals.


The Benefit of More-Personalized Learning Pathways

With students empowered to curate their education toward their career goals, students are given the tools they need to pursue their dream careers. Whether its rotating at a dream residency site, exploring a specialty of interest, or using rotations to network in a particular geographic region, a school’s expanded clinical training network allows students to do more than apply classroom learning in a healthcare setting: it allows them to envision their careers and build the kind of professional experience that will strengthen their CVs.




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