A History of U.S. Medical Education and Organizations

  From a structural standpoint, medical education in the U.S. is rigid. There is a set path those aspiring to practice medicine must follow to obtain a license and practice. This system of education did not develop overnight but was created through decades of experimentation, influenced by scientific findings, and shaped by advancements in technology. […]

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Zombie Fires in the Arctic: Can They Affect Human Health?

  If you have been following news outlets over the last year, you are probably familiar with the wildfires that raged in Brazil, Australia, and California. Such hot climates are prone to fires as dry vegetation, heat, and human error result in flames. While wildfires in colder climates may be less widely known, they occur […]

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Specialty Profile: Pain Medicine

  Pain medicine is the subspecialty of medicine that focuses on both acute and chronic pain that patients with a myriad of health concerns experience. It generally falls under anesthesiology or physical medicine and rehabilitation. Those who practice this type of medicine are referred to as pain medicine or pain management specialists. Many times, pain […]

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3 Reasons to Defer Your Application for Residency

  Do you wonder why obtaining a degree in medicine is often described as a journey? The reason is that it can be a lengthy and complex process. Becoming a physician requires many years of education, exams, multiple applications, and a thorough licensing procedure. To some, success in this journey means finishing each step as […]

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AMO’s City Guide: Metro Detroit, Michigan

Are you looking to complete a clinical experience in a location where the great outdoors make a seamless transition to an urban and suburban setting? Michigan, which is also known as the Great Lake State, touches four out of five Great Lakes and is anchored by the city of Detroit. This setting has made the […]

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Becoming a Physician in the U.K.: Specialty Training

  In the U.K., postgraduate medical education is not short-lived. If you read our post, Becoming a Physician in the U.K.: The Foundation Program, you know that upon graduation, those looking to become physicians must complete a two-year education program. It doesn’t stop there, though. Once you graduate from the foundation program, it is recommended […]

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What is Asynchronous Telehealth?

  Telehealth is a dominant force in both medicine and medical education. Because it offers so many benefits, including undeniable convenience, it’s likely that telehealth will continue for a long time, even after the present pandemic. When you think of telehealth, you may think of live video streaming consultations between a patient and physician. The […]

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College students considering a Pre-Med clinical experience

5 Tips for Planning a Pre-Med Clinical Experience

  When it comes to selecting a pre-med experience to include on your resume for medical school, there are many options. Some individuals may choose to do volunteer work. Others may decide to take a job as a medical scribe. While both can provide value, pre-med clinical experiences allow you to spend a significant amount […]

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Tips to Prepare for an Online Telehealth Experience

  Online telehealth clinical experiences are becoming increasingly commonplace. Many medical trainees see them as a unique opportunity to earn letters of recommendation while staying safe in the comfort of their homes. As the world transitions to online learning experiences, there will be a learning curve. This is true of online clinical experiences as well. […]

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Managing COVID-19: Countries with Low Case Numbers

  Although COVID-19 is taking a backseat to other important issues within the country, case numbers in the U.S. are continuing to soar. Southern states, which previously had fewer restrictions than those in the north and west, are emerging as hotspots. This is not the case all around the world, though. In many parts of […]

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