Foreign Medical Graduates Treat Patients with Vast Needs

As the oncoming decline in practicing U.S. physicians becomes a more issue with public interest, the healthcare industry is scrambling to find solutions. For international medical graduates, this shortage of U.S. physician opens doors to a future in the U.S. Although some may question the ability of these graduates, such concerns are not built from […]

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Rural Primary Care: A Call To Action for IMGs

On June 22, The Washington Post shared an extensive article chronicling one rural Tennessee couple’s search for medical attention. The journey took Lisa and Stevie Crider on a bus ride to a school, towns away, where they waited overnight in a line of more than 500 individuals to receive treatment for various medical ailments. The […]

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Data from the 2019 National Residency Match Is Out: Here are the Takeaways for IMGs

Since its inception in the 1950s, the National Residency Match Program has placed medical hopefuls in residency positions across the nation with the numbers of applicants rising steadily each year. Despite this trend leading to a record breaking 44,603 applicants this year, the number of these applications belonging to International Medical Graduates is dwindling. While […]

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The U.S. Physician Shortage

Why America Needs Foreign Medical Graduates

Healthcare in America is facing an imminent shortage of general physicians: those in certain specialties, areas of the country, and minority communities. Despite the competition and growing rate of hopeful physicians, the U.S. does not have the educational resources to educate students at the speed necessary to maintain the current physician-to-patient ratio. Foreign medical students […]

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Observerships vs. Shadowing

Observerships vs. Shadowing AMOpportunities provides international medical graduates (IMGs) observership experiences. However, many IMGs wonder about the difference between an observerships and shadowing. We’ve decided to help clarify the two here:  Observerships Observerships are shadowing-only experiences. Students observe a physician in their day-do-day environment. There is no direct patient care involved, which means no histories, physicals, or access to patient data. Observerships are available for many types of students […]

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AMO Story: Graca

A clinical rotation with AMOpportunities introduces international medical graduates to life as a physician in the United States. Check out what Graca from Indonesia had to say about her gastroenterology rotation:   I still can’t believe that my observership with Dr. A and AMOpportunities  is done. Now that I am finished with my very first U.S. clinical experience, I am feeling kind […]

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Share Your AMO Story: Revati

As our visitors complete their experiences, AMO has the privilege of hearing their stories, too. Every month, our visitors have the opportunity to enter our Photo and Blog Contest to win a Kaplan Qbank Test Prep Course.  These stories are powerful. They are a testament to our programs, our physicians, and the visitors we welcome […]

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Top 10 Tips for Writing Your USMLE Personal Statement (Part Two)

Top 10 tips for writing your USMLE personal statement. In part one of “How to Write a Personal Statement for the USMLE,” we covered preparation tips and formatting suggestions when writing your personal statement. Here, we’ve put together the top 10 tips for writing and editing your statement to make it stand out. Use titles and subtitles. They not only help to tell your story, […]

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Doctor and Student Doctor

The Benefit of Observerships

The AMA on Why Observerships are Beneficial The American Medical Association (AMA) recently published an article outlining how international medical graduates (IMGs) can better their chances for success in the Residency Match Process. According to AMA statistics, 51.2% of U.S. IMGs and 51.4% of IMGs matched with their preferred specialties in 2018. The AMA believes […]

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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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