Police brutaility being protested

Police Brutality: A Public Health Issue

  It is impossible to escape the horror of what happened to George Floyd on May 25. The ongoing racism and police brutality displayed by law enforcement is something to be addressed head–on as it’s a public health issue. Although this public health issue is overlooked, it has a long and heartbreaking history in the U.S., one closely associated with race and […]

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COVID-19: The Race Towards a Vaccine

  Although healthcare and governmental professionals were hopeful that antibody testing would be a reliable indicator of COVID-19, inconsistent tests, and unclear data has pushed scientists to ramp up their efforts to find a vaccine. As early as March, scientists began submitting outlines for trials. At first, regulatory committees were concerned about the safety and […]

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Nurses fufilling their role as essential workers during COVID-19

Female Essential Workers on the Frontlines

  As Women’s Health Week wraps up, we want to take a moment to thank our essential workers, many of whom are female. These essential workers risk their health each time they show up to work. They provide medical care, groceries, and social services to the communities they work in. We cannot thank them enough […]

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A patient attends a telehealth appointment

What is Telehealth?

  You probably video chat or FaceTime your friends and family but, what about your healthcare provider? The adoption of telehealth in healthcare systems around the globe is making this an increasingly common occurrence—especially during our current global pandemic. In the following post, we outline what telehealth entails, its vast benefits, and its place in […]

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Individuals undergo antibody testing for COVID19

Can You Gain Immunity Against COVID-19?

  As scientists continue to work towards a vaccine for COVID-19, healthcare professionals and political figures are scrambling to find ways to return to life as usual. These efforts are inspired by growing rates of unemployment, changes in the economy, and an increase in mental health stressors. The problem with returning to business, as usual, […]

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World Immunization Week

The Importance of Immunizations

  Each year the World Health Organization spends the last week of April celebrating immunizations and the lives saved through their use. This year’s World Immunization Week aims to educate the public on the importance of vaccinations while addressing immunization funding disparities for vaccines around the world. This campaign is especially relevant in the context […]

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Elderly women takes advantage of the U.K.'s Universal Health System

How the U.K.’s Healthcare System Works

  If you haven’t already heard, we recently launched our first international clinical experiences! AMOpportunities is now offering four clinical experiences in the U.K., made possible by our partnership with Guy’s and St. Thomas Hospital in London, which you can read more about here. We know that many international medical students and graduates participate in […]

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IMGs helping in U.S. during COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. COVID-19 Cases Demand All Hands on Deck

  Cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. are continuing to rise with the country reporting new cases each day. The U.S. now has the most cases in the world, surpassing Italy and China. Despite individuals taking proper precautions, like social distancing and practicing good personal hygiene, healthcare workers are continuing to pull long shifts to […]

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Physician washing hands.

Want to Avoid Spreading COVID-19? Wash Your Hands

  The average person touches their face about 16 times an hour. Each time this happens, we spread germs to vulnerable areas like our mouth, nose, and eyes. This is how infections and viruses, like COVID-19, travel. Touching your face can be a hard habit to break, primarily if you are covering a cough, blowing […]

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Two women embracing on World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

  February 4, World Cancer Day, was created by the Union for International Cancer Control in 2000 with the aim of decreasing cancer cases around the globe. One in six deaths is caused by this disease so, the UICC’s mission is well worth the work they are putting in. The group’s objectives are two-fold, the […]

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