The Importance of U.S. Clinical Rotations

For current international medical student and graduates (IMGs) hoping to practice medicine in the United States, a U.S. based clinical rotation is essential. Securing such opportunities can be challenging. A rotations placement company, such as AMOpportunities, can help. AMO can help connect IMGs to physicians and institutions offering these educational experiences. AMO also acts as […]

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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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Share Your AMO Story: Valentina

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 April 2019 winner is Valentina who traveled from Italy to […]

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Clinic vs. Hospital

Clinic vs. Hospital In the United States, medical care takes many forms. However, medical care centralizes around two main locations: the clinic and the hospital. While AMOpportunities provides observerships and hands-on clinical rotations in both settings, it is important to know the distinction between both places before beginning your U.S. healthcare experience.   Clinic   A clinic is a health care […]

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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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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Care

An important distinction in the U.S. healthcare system is the distinction between inpatient vs. outpatient care. Though both types treat patients, they differ in where, how, and to what extent patients are treated and how patients pay for treatment.

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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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Celebrating the International Day of Education

Celebrating Educational Equity

The UN celebrated its first International Day of Education on Jan. 24, 2019. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the day to celebrate education’s role in peace and development. As AMO believes education is a human right, CEO Kyle Swinsky reflected on the significance of education as a global purpose—rather than only an international or […]

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Physician Social Media Engagement in 2018

What Got Physicians Talking in 2018

At the end of 2018, the American Medical Association compiled a list of the most popular topics on social media for physicians and patients. Check out what was liked, loved and shared the most between physicians of the United States: 1. Physician Burnout An AMA Facebook post highlighted a survey detailing the prevalence of physician burnout […]

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Trends Influencing 2019 Healthcare Delivery

The rise of healthcare costs and the middling quality as a result of the shifts in government regulations, drug costs and other events in 2018 only create opportunities to make appropriate changes in 2019. As a result, MedCity News has taken the time to dive into the six key trends they believe will influence healthcare […]

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