International Women’s Day Roundup

  As a company that provides clinical experiences to international medical students, celebrating diversity fosters acceptance, connection, and learning. Diversity does not stop at an individual’s heritage, ethnicity, cultural background, or religion. It also encompasses gender. In celebration of International Women’s Day, held annually on March 8th, we curated a list of top posts that […]

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IMG experiencing U.S. culture during a clinical experience

Clinical Experiences as Cultural Exploration

  While the primary purpose of a clinical experience is to fulfill educational or residency application requirements, the secondary purpose for many visitors is to experience local U.S. culture. Most clinical experiences take place during the weekdays, leaving visitors with the evenings and weekends free. With a little planning, effort, and good time management, many […]

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Group of individuals speaking their mother language.

Balancing English and Your Mother Language

  More than 6,000 languages are being spoken around the world today. More than half of the world’s population speaks one of ten languages, including Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindustani, Spanish, Arabic, Malay, Russian, Bengali, Portuguese, and French. The large number of individuals speaking these ten languages is a result of globalization. While closing communication gaps […]

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Man sits at table experiencing health effects of heartbreak.

The Health Effects of Broken Heart

  February is Valentine’s Day personified. Its red hearts, cardboard board boxes filled with chocolate, and champagne bottles bubbling over. One lesser-known fact about February is that it is also the month during which the most breakups occur annually. According to research based on Facebook status changes, the end of February, beginning of March, and […]

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Women in STEM

  Each year on Feb. 11, International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated. 2020 marks the fifth annual celebration. This day was created to call attention to the low percentages of females in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-related fields and the discrepancies faced by those who are considered a minority. Below we […]

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Q & A with a Female Cardiologist

  National Women Physician’s day is February 3rd. In celebration, we caught up with female cardiologist and AMO host physician, Dr.S. Continue reading our interview with her below, where she shares how she got into medicine, her experience in a male-dominated specialty, and advice for female physician hopefuls.   AMO: National Women Physician’s day is […]

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An Introduction to the African Heritage Diet

The first week of February is African Heritage and Health Week. This week honors the culture’s ancestral food and the power it has to change the way we eat today. In the past, ‘soul food’ has represented African American culture. Rich in fried, oil-soaked, and sugary foods, ‘soul food’ is connected to growing waistlines and […]

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woman wears a mask to protect herself from the coronavirus

What is the Coronavirus?

  No matter what news channel you watch, news station you listen to, or paper you read, coverage of the coronavirus is impossible to avoid. The virus’s speed and breadth are causing many countries and their citizens to prepare for the worst. Scientifically referred to as 2019-nCoV, the World Health Organization(WHO) categorized the outbreak as […]

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Two children celebrating international day of education by learning.

Examining International Day of Education

  Last Year, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), launched its first annual International Day of Education. This year, UNESCO is hosting a symposium at its Paris headquarters. The discussion and content to take place will cover this year’s theme, “learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace.” The theme focuses on the […]

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Bushfires burning in Australia

Australia’s Bushfires: Ecological and Human Health Impact

  It is impossible to escape coverage of Australia’s bushfires and its impact on the continents’ unique ecosystem. The descriptions are devastation and eerily similar to the fires that raged in Brazil only a few months ago. At that time, we posted on how the fires were impacting the ecosystem and the implication it had […]

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