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A Guide to Los Angeles, California: Top 10 Places to Visit, Things to See, and Grab to Eat

With 20-plus available rotations in California, AMOpportunities students may find themselves in Los Angeles on a day off. A constantly expanding city with diverse options can be both exciting and overwhelming. To help students navigate the city, we at AMOpportunities have compiled a list of 10 places to visit, things to do, and grab to […]

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The U.S. Physician Shortage

Why America Needs Foreign Medical Graduates

Healthcare in America is facing an imminent shortage of general physicians: those in certain specialties, areas of the country, and minority communities. Despite the competition and growing rate of hopeful physicians, the U.S. does not have the educational resources to educate students at the speed necessary to maintain the current physician-to-patient ratio. Foreign medical students […]

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World Health Day 2019

World Health Day 2019: A Quest for Universal Healthcare Today, Sunday, April 7, is World Health Day. This annual day of awareness in the healthcare industry, founded in 1948, is organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). As a sector of the United Nations, the goal of WHO is to improve public health across the […]

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Female Physicians

Women’s History Month: The Creators of Modern Day Science

Female Creators of Modern Day Science As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we are grateful for having the space to honor so many incredible female physicians. The women we’ve chosen throughout this month have paved the way for other women in medicine. By no means is comprehensive of the multitude of female physicians […]

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Female Physicians, Week 3

Women’s History Month: Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Greatness

Overcoming Obstacles; Achieving Greatness To celebrate the third week of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight female physicians who overcame significant obstacles while pursing their medical education. From dyslexia, to lack of family support, and battling racism as well as sexism, these women conquered more than just their medical degrees while making a lasting […]

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Female Representation in Medicine

Women’s History Month: Female Representation in Medicine

Equality and Female Representation in Medicine For the second week of Women’s History Month, we honor three female physicians who sought equality in medicine. Read their profiles to see how these women used their platforms to encourage change in women’s fashion, provide healthcare to the undeserved, and add positive connotations to the word “immigrant”. Dr. […]

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The Role of Self-Compassion: Physician Mental Health

Physician Mental Health As more conversations on mental health and ending its stigma engage our world, it is important to discuss mental health in the community of healthcare providers as well. Self-compassion and the balance between detachment and empathy are two practices that have recently been touted as essential for a physician’s well-being. Self-Compassion Depression, […]

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Women's HIstory Month Week One

Women’s History Month: Social Advocates to Physicians of the 1800’s

Social Advocates to Physicians of the 1800’s Despite its current title–Women’s History Month–the first national celebration began humbly as Women’s History Week in 1981. It wasn’t until 1987 that the petition for a month long celebration was confirmed. Throughout Women’s History Month this March, AMO will honor female physicians of the past and present by […]

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How Physicians Can Care for Undocumented Immigrants

Physicians and Undocumented Immigrants Known as the “melting pot,” the United States is home to a diverse population of individuals, a significant number of which are undocumented. The current population of undocumented immigrants sits at just over ten million. Despite this number’s annual decrease since 2012, the presence of undocumented immigrants in labor intensive positions […]

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