4 Tips to Succeed in the Match

With the culmination of one Match season comes the beginning of another. The National Residency Match Program, also known as “The Match,” uses an algorithm to match medical school graduates with residency programs. Through this process, medical school graduates can begin their residency at the institution best suited for them. While international medical graduates (IMGs) […]

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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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How to Write a Personal Statement for the USMLE (Part One)

USMLE Personal Statement A personal statement is an important part of any application process. Residency programs generally require a personal statement for entry. The personal statement complements and supplements your CV with your perspective on your strengths and qualifications as a candidate. Admissions committees want to get to know the real you in a narrative […]

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The Missing Conversation in the U.S. Healthcare Crisis

The U.S. healthcare crisis is often talked about in terms of high costs and the roles of private insurance. What is not at the forefront of the conversation is the lack of doctors—the actual people needed to make medical care and services possible. In rural communities, approximately 1 in 10 doctors are practicing leaving roughly […]

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Share Your AMO Story: Miguel

AMOpportunities offers hundreds of clinical rotations to acclimate international medical graduates and students to a U.S. medical experience. AMOpportunities asked Miguel, an international medical student, a few questions about his AMO experience. Miguel completed a rotation in orthopedic surgery in Chicago, Illinois and another in Fresh Meadows, New York. Here is what he had to say:   What inspired you to do a rotation through AMOpportunities?  Miguel: I wished to obtain clinical […]

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Medical School Applicants Are Diversifying

Increasing Diversity in Medical School Applicants

In 2018, medical schools in the U.S. made strides in diversifying their applicant database. The Association of American Medical Colleges reported increases in the number of women and those from some racial and ethnic groups that applied to and enrolled in medical school this fall. For the first time since 2004, more women applied to […]

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Managing Your Student Debt

Medical education loans following graduation are commonplace for residents, fellows and new physicians. In 2016, the median debt burden for medical school graduates was $190,000. These loans are just one type of student loan that may carry lower interest rates compared to other student loans and can be subsidized by the government. At a minimum, […]

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One in Six Healthcare Workers Are Immigrants

Study Finds 1 in 6 Healthcare Workers Are Immigrants

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, roughly one in six medical professionals are foreign-born, many working in rural or undeserved communities. These areas struggle to attract U.S.-born med school grads. The study, which estimated the proportion of non-US-born and non citizen healthcare professionals in the U.S. in 2016 by using self-reported data […]

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Reapply to Med School

You Can Still Reapply to Medical School

Even if you weren’t accepted into medical school the first time around, there are still other options, including reapplying for the following year. These five steps will help you along. Ask for help. While all medical school admission teams won’t help you improve your chances of acceptance for the following are, there are some that […]

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A Brilliant Medical Student

A Medical Student Thriving Despite All Odds

Feb. 28, 2007, was just a normal day for Chris Connolly. He went to school and then water polo practice. But then everything changed when an accident during practice left him a quadriplegic. Eleven years later, Chris is still a quadriplegic—he’s regained limited motion in his arms and legs from physical therapy—now thriving as a […]

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