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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International Education Week: Celebrating 20 Years of Diverse Learning!

  2019 marks the 20th annual celebration of international education week. This year, the celebration will run from Nov. 18-22. This week of appreciation was founded by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to encourage the exchange of students and cultures. Educational institutions and individuals all over the world are […]

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AMO Celebrates World Food Day

Roughly one month ago we asked you, our visitors past, present, and potential to share with us the best dishes from your home country in celebration of World Food Day which, this year, falls on October 16th. Our goal was connect the team here at AMO to you and your culture, with food as the […]

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Climate Change to Demand More Internists

On Friday, September 20th, the largest global climate strike took place. Individuals of different ages, sexes, nationalities, cultures, and educational backgrounds banned together to fight for greater political action in the face of a warming and decaying planet. Greta Thunberg, a sixteen-year-old environmental activist from Sweden, is championing the fight. Her emotional and commanding speech […]

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Medical Education Present and Future, Part 4: Gender Justice

For the last two weeks our blog has served as a platform to explore the effect diversity is having and will continue to have on medical education. Part 1 covered racial diversity, part 2 covered the globalization of medical education, and part 3 covered socioeconomic representation. To wrap the series up, this post will feature […]

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Food, A Foundation for Cultural Appreciation

It has long been said that the easiest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. There is truth to this in that food often brings people together. It is the center-point of social gatherings, business dinners and lunches, and can bring families and friends together after a day apart. It is important that […]

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Forest Fires Put Human Health on the Burner

Over the last week, news outlets have been engulfed in images of smokey, burning trees with headlines surrounding the forest fires in Brazil. These fires, a result of over logging, animal agriculture, and premature forest clearing, are out of control and burning up 80 percent more of the Amazon than those set the year prior. […]

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Nurse Practitioners Tackling Primary Care

According to a new study by the University of Rochester, there is a growing number of nurse practitioners providing care in low-income, rural areas. In the past 6 years, the number of nurse practitioners who provide primary care doubled to 123,000 nationwide.   These trends are indicative of the growing physician shortage across the United States. […]

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An Introduction to the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

The United States currently faces an opioid epidemic of staggering proportions. According to a recent report from the National Security Council, Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a car crash. International medical graduates (IMGs) should be cognizant of the current opioid epidemic when coming to the United States. With knowledge […]

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Promoting Diversity Through Art

Unveiling Our Mural!

Today we’re excited to unveil our mural at A.N. Pritzker School in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. We’ve been working with We All Live Here—a Chicago-based organization that creates art around the city—for months to create something that embodies diversity, educational equity and acceptance. This project is important to us as it showcases the […]

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