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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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 pursuing their medical education. From dyslexia to a lack of family support, from battling racism to sexism, these women conquered more than just their medical degrees while making a lasting impact […]

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Release of New Physician Ethics Manual

Physician Ethics Manual Updated In January 2019, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published an updated ethics manual in Annals of Internal Medicine. The manual discusses emerging issues in medical ethics and revisits older issues to see how existing principles fit in with emerging concerns.   Currently, the understanding of medical ethics is based on the duty to […]

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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 justice 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.”   […]

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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’ss 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 sharing […]

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Congolese Doctor Wins Nobel For Sexual Violence Work

Doctor Miracle Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was jointly awarded to Yazidi activist Nadia Murad and Congolese Doctor Denis Mukwege for their efforts in working to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. For Mukwege’s part, he launched the Panzi Hospital nearly 20 years ago in Bukavu—the eastern city of the Democratic Republic […]

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A Lack of Representation for Women in Leadership

A Lack of Female Representation in Healthcare Leadership

Following the same pattern as the majority of other industries, healthcare places a variety of challenges on female physicians, including implicit bias, payment and promotion gaps, and sexual harassment. It’s not shocking, then, that while equal numbers of men and women graduate from medical school, only a small percentage of women doctors become leaders in […]

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Doe Deere and her family worked hard to 'make it in America.'

An American Tale

Twenty years ago—as a 17-year-old—Xenia Vorotova moved from Russia to the United States. As a young girl, she gleaned the message that in the United States anything was possible from popular music, magazines and movies about the country. Vorotova, her mother and younger sister moved to New York City. While her mother had been a […]

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