Lifestyle Medicine

Physicians and Lifestyle Medicine

A Shift Toward Lifestyle Medicine  The past few years, medical care in the U.S. shifted to focus more on lifestyle medicine. With more research showing a link between lifestyle factors and serious medical conditions, physicians urge patients to practice healthier lifestyles by promoting a healthy diet and quitting smoking.   There is mounting research on the negative effects of lifestyle factors […]

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Graca Group Photo

AMO Story: Graca

A clinical rotation with AMOpportunities introduces international medical graduates to life as a physician in the United States. Check out what Graca from Indonesia had to say about her gastroenterology rotation:   I still can’t believe that my observership with Dr. A and AMOpportunities  is done. Now that I am finished with my very first U.S. clinical experience, I am feeling kind […]

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Doctors Office

Physician Training on Recognizing Sex Trafficking and Sexual Assault

DISCLAIMER: April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). As AMO contributes to the conversation, the topics and content presented some may find triggering. Use discretion for your own health. Sex Trafficking and Sexual Assault Sex trafficking — when a person seeks money in exchange for sex. As the issue rises across the United States, […]

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Series A Investment Will Help AMO Institutional Partnerships

AMOpportunities Announces Its Series A Funding

AMOpportunities is excited to announce that we have raised $2.2 million in Series A funding, which will support our continued efforts to increase diversity, provide equal education to all and support immigration. Diversity drives patient outcomes, and the American healthcare system can only benefit from medical knowledge and physicians outside its borders.    “To thrive, […]

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Share Your AMO Story: Revati

As our visitors complete their experiences, AMO has the privilege of hearing their stories, too. Every month, our visitors have the opportunity to enter our Photo and Blog Contest to win a Kaplan Qbank Test Prep Course.  These stories are powerful. They are a testament to our programs, our physicians, and the visitors we welcome […]

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Doctor and Student Doctor

The Benefit of Observerships

The AMA on Why Observerships are Beneficial The American Medical Association (AMA) recently published an article outlining how international medical graduates (IMGs) can better their chances for success in the Residency Match Process. According to AMA statistics, 51.2% of U.S. IMGs and 51.4% of IMGs matched with their preferred specialties in 2018. The AMA believes […]

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Female IMGs

Watch Them Rise: Female IMGs in the U.S.

Female IMGs practicing medicine in the U.S. has increased significantly from 1990 to 2014 contributing to the supply of U.S. physicians.

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Houston, Texas

Share Your AMO Story: Javier

As visitors wrap up their four-week clinical rotations, we give them a chance to enter our AMO Blog and Photo Contest—sharing photos and writing stories of their experiences—for a chance to win a Kaplan Qbank Test Prep Course. Our winner for January 2019 is Javier—a 5th year medical student from Mexico—and this is his story […]

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Birthday Balloons

Happy 6th Birthday, AMO!

HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY, AMOpportunities! With the world facing global healthcare shortages, the need for students to have access to training is essential. Six years ago, AMO stepped into the picture to provide thousands of international medical students and graduates with the clinical experiences they need to become a doctor in the United States. Offering 200-plus […]

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Globe and Stethoscope

The Missing Conversation in the U.S. Healthcare Crisis

The U.S. healthcare crisis is often talked about in terms of high costs and the roles of private insurance. What is not at the forefront of the conversation is the lack of doctors—the actual people needed to make medical care and services possible. In rural communities, approximately 1 in 10 doctors are practicing leaving roughly […]

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