Flu Season: Don’t Forget Your Vaccination!

Fall marks the end of many things in the northern hemisphere. It means the end of summer, the end of warmer weather and long days, the end of vacation season and school breaks. For flu season, however, fall marks the beginning of an eight-month stretch that is plagued with fevers, a constantly running nose, and […]

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What Exactly is Hospital Medicine?

Two decades ago hospital medicine was practically nonexistent. In fact, it wasn’t until 2005 that the term “hospitalist” was finally included in the Merriam Webster Dictionary. The position, which focuses on getting hospital bound patients ready for lives outside the revolving doors, requires a pool of diverse, but general, knowledge. Some hospitalists cater to a […]

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Medical Education Present and Future, Part 2: Globalization

In accordance with AMO’s attendance at the upcoming ChangeMedEd 2019 Conference, our blog will be covering various aspects of diversity in medical education. Part 1 of this series covered racial representation within U.S. medical schools. This post will cover how medical education has become increasing globalized and the effect it will have on the healthcare […]

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Medical Education Present and Future Part 1: Racial Representation

Later this month, the American Medical Association (AMA) will be hosting the ChangeMedEd 2019 Conference in the city of Chicago. The purpose of this conference is to bring together medical institutions, companies, and individuals working to change the way medical education is taught now and will be taught in the future. AMO was recently featured […]

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Moving Away From Race-Based Medicine

After the release of a controversial but successful new heart medication in 2007, the medical world began to challenge the importance placed on race as it relates to medicine. Despite controversy, the company continues to market heart failure medication to the African American community, citing that when used in conjunction with HF medication, the medication causes […]

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Advances in Biomedical Engineering: 3D Printing the Human Heart

At any given time, there are roughly 400 U.S. citizens waiting for a heart transplant. If the geographic boundaries are expanded, the number of individuals needing heart transplants at any given time across the globe is nearly 4,000. What if this number could be reduced through a combination of medical and technological advances that would […]

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The Future of U.S. Healthcare: Possible Changes in the Next Decade

The United States healthcare system will experience a number of changes in the coming decade. Although the changes focused on in the news as of late concentrate on the impending drop in the physician population, there are positive changes ahead as well. These changes will improve the manner in which hospitals and institutions function in […]

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The Ongoing Importance of Diversity in Medicine

Diversity and inclusivity stop on the paths towards creating a world with greater equality are two things AMOpportunities works to introduce in United States medicine. Here at AMO, we believe that foreign medical graduates have the potential to be great contributors in the future of national medicine, helping to fill gaps in undeserved specialties, locations, […]

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An Overview of the American Healthcare System

Compared to other countries, the United States system of healthcare is considered to be complex. The U.S. does not provide universal healthcare for its citizens. Instead, there are a number of private and public institutions in place which pay for the healthcare of U.S. citizens. This post will provide a basic understanding of the U.S. healthcare […]

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A Call for Greater Dental Care

Much discussion of the United States healthcare system focuses on the rising cost of health insurance, doctors’ visits, prescriptions, and treatments. However, dental care is virtually absent from public discourse on healthcare. Little attention is given towards the rising cost of dental care and its implications on the U.S. population at large. As the cost […]

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