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

Since its inception in the 1950’s, 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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Houston, Texas: 10 Things to Do in the “Space City”

Nicknamed “Space City” for NASA’s home base, which has been headquartered in Houston since the ‘60s, the city is big on history, BBQ, and outdoor spaces. As the fourth most populous city in the United States, Houston has a variety of activities to keep its residents and visitors engaged. At AMOpportunities, we have many rotations […]

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Physician Burnout in the U.S.

New research from the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst reports that physician burnout is a problem in 83 percent of healthcare organizations. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality defines physician burnout as “a long-term stress reaction marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of a sense of personal accomplishment. Such burnout is increasing at an alarming […]

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Share Your Story: Naqiyah

AMOpportunities coordinates clinical rotations for foreign medical students in the United States. With many locations and rotations to choose from, an AMOpportunities clinical rotation is an introduction to life as a physician in the United States. Read about Naqiyah from Pakistan’s experience at her pediatric pulmonology rotation in Tampa, Florida. I still remember the day when I decided to apply for my U.S. clinical experience. […]

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Happy 6th Birthday, AMO!

HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY, AMOpportunities! With the world facing global healthcare shortages, the need for students to have access to training is essential. Six years ago, AMO stepped into the picture to provide thousands of international medical students and graduates with the clinical experiences they need to become a doctor in the United States. Offering 200-plus […]

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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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Share Your AMO Story: Renan

Entering the U.S. as a Brazilian who never traveled before, I thought there were many things that could go wrong. However, as I spent two months with programs from AMO and received total support, I had the best time of my life. Dr. L is one of the most incredible people that I ever met […]

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Share Your Story: Natalia

Share Your AMO Story: Natalia

You want to know about my AMO experience?! I will tell you about my AMO experience… It was such a mind-opening; out-of-this -world; the-most-fun-I-have-ever-had type of experience! Let me walk you through it. From day one as I arrived at the OBGYN clinic that works mostly with infertility, I met Dr. B., this amazing and […]

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Revamping Medical Education

A New Type of Medical Education

A medical student’s education has followed the same path for decades. Learning from books and lectures followed by clinical rotations for exposure to patients. However, as technology continues to evolve in the healthcare field, a gap is created between a student’s medical education and the care that happens outside of their medical school experience. As […]

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