Share Your AMO Story: Amal

  New York City is the most populous in the U.S., with just over 8 million inhabitants. During the month of August Amal, a medical student from Egypt, took part in a clinical experience that allowed her to become one of these 8+ million New Yorkers. For more on what Amal learned, the friends she […]

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Healthcare for All: Celebrating Universal Health Coverage Day

  Five years ago, in 2014, Universal Health Coverage Day was founded with the mission to turn promises made by politicians into plans and, further down the road, carry these plans out. In 2017, the United Nations backed UHC, establishing Dec. 12 as an international day to spread awareness and increase advocacy. The campaign for […]

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Differences and Similarities Between MDs and DOs

  You might be in medical school and wondering what program to apply for. Should you pursue an MD or a DO? For international students looking to practice medicine in the U.S., this decision should not be taken lightly. Medical students should be aware of the main differences between these degrees. Those holding an MD […]

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Specialty Profile: Pathology

  Pathology is depended upon by nearly every other medical specialty and subspecialties as it deals with the study of diseases and their treatments. Pathologists spend most of their time completing and interpreting lab tests as well as consulting physicians on how to treat based on their findings. Pathology can be broken down into two […]

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Jersey City: Ways to Spend Your Free Time

  As part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City, New Jersey has become a popular evening and weekend getaway for those seeking peace and quiet. It provides visitors a view of the city’s skyline in a smaller scale version of it. Jersey City offers a unique mix of dining and outdoor spaces which […]

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U.S. Medical Fellowships: The Basics

  In the U.S. the path to becoming a physician is as follows, one must complete their undergraduate degree, graduate from medical school, pass the USMLE, and apply for residency. Once these steps have been completed an individual may decide to partake in a fellowship. Fellowships in the U.S. allow for physicians to become further […]

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Specialty Profile: Oncology

  The medical specialty of Oncology focuses on diagnosing and treating cancer. Prevention has been another area focused on by this specialty in recent years. Oncology can be broken into radiation oncology and medical oncology. A single patient may need treatment from each of these specialties depending on the seriousness of their case. Radiation, medicine, […]

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Share Your AMO Story: Krishma

  We are rewinding a bit with this visitor story from September. Krishma, a medical student from Panama, participated in a nephrology clinical experience. She balanced her clinical experience in Houston with evening trips to museums and out for a bite to eat. For suggestions on where to eat in Houston, continue reading Krishma’s story […]

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AMO is Giving to Charity, and You, this Giving Tuesday

  With the holiday season in full motion, it can be easy to spend time compiling our wish lists and subscribing to the madness of shopping for gifts. Giving Tuesday, which is the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the U.S, could not come at a better time. At AMO our mission is The History of Giving […]

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Cancer Screen Week: Pros, Cons, and How to Self-Examine

  18.1 million new cancer cases were reported during 2018 by the World Health Organization. This same year 9.6 million individuals died from cancer. Screening for cancer can be one way to fight the growth of these numbers. Screening detects abnormal growths and signals an issue that requires additional testing. They do not directly lead […]

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