Communication Key to Increasing and Retaining Physician Numbers

The biggest health crisis facing the future of the United States has nothing to do with a new strain of flu—it has to do with retirement, specifically the increase of physicians set to retire in the next twenty years. This drop in practitioners combined with the increased competition for spots in medical school, rotations, and […]

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Physician Disciplinary Action and How to Avoid It

Meeting with the Board As a medical student, the first interaction with medical boards can be daunting. The state-based board co-sponsors medical licensing examinations and ultimately give physician hopefuls the go ahead to begin their practice. While exams and licenses might be the only interactions perspective physicians have with the board, they are far from […]

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Share Your AMO Story: Jose

Share Your AMO Story: Jose

Every month, AMO has the privilege of hearing our visitors’ stories. When they share their experiences, our visitors have the opportunity to enter our Photo and Blog Contest. Their stories are a testament to our programs, our physicians, and the visitors we welcome to AMO. Our May 2019 winner is Jose who traveled from Mexico to […]

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Share Your AMO Story: Mohmmad

This past April Mohmmad, an international medical graduate, completed a rotation with Dr. T. at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. Read on to learn how a rotation with AMO lead Mohammad to make new friends and learn about ways to foster patient-physician relationships. “My experience with AMO was like no other. Like anyone coming […]

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Settling into Your New Residency

After receiving a match for a residency, medical school graduates will experience intense emotions. The first feeling will be of excitement at having received a spot. The next feeling may be relief at not having to compete for open positions or waiting a year to match again, and finally, future residents will feel nervous. The […]

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Nurse Practitioners Tackling Primary Care

According to a new study by the University of Rochester, there is a growing number of nurse practitioners providing care in low-income, rural areas. In the past 6 years, the number of nurse practitioners who provide primary care doubled to 123,000 nationwide.   These trends are indicative of the growing physician shortage across the United States. […]

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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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Rural Physicians Slowly Dwindling

Health Care in Rural Areas Dwindles

The Doctor is Out  According to a recent survey, nearly a quarter of individuals living in rural areas have been unable to receive medical care when they have needed it. Of this population, almost half noted that the far distance of clinics and limited appointment availability were factors. Not unsurprising, the drop in rural health care provided coincides with the drop […]

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Share Your Story: Jose

AMOpportunities offers rotations and observerships in many different specialties across the United States. Hear about the experiences of Jose, one of our visitors from Mexico.   I loved my clinical rotation in Richardson, Texas with Dr. Mania.   First, I’m a Mexican fourth year medical student, and I’ve been wanting to do a clinical rotation in the U.S. since my […]

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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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