AMO’s July Photo and Blog Contest Winner:Ana Maria

With August in full swing and another Photo and Blog Contest underway, the team at AMO has reviewed submissions from visitors that rotated during the month of July. While we had many inspiring photos and stories, it was Ana Maria’s submission that we felt gave life to our mission here at AMO. Ana Maria, a […]

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Why Physicians Marry Physicians

Physicians always joke that there is always at least one couple that gets married during residency training. According to AMA Wire, about 40% of physicians marry other healthcare professionals, which creates both challenges and benefits. Here are 4 points to consider:   1) Similar life timing and availability are the major reasons why physicians marry other healthcare professionals, according […]

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New York City: A Guide to the Big Apple

Comprised of 5 neighborhoods, 302.6 square miles, and over 8.5 million residents, New York City can be an easy place to get lost in. We have compiled a list of ten popular places to see in order to help visitors to our New York-based rotations determine what to make a priority. To find out what […]

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10 Popular Cities for A Rotation with AMO

AMOpportunities provides on-demand U.S. clinical experience for medical students and doctors. While AMO offers a variety of clinical obervserships and rotations across many cities in the United States, there are a handful of cities that have become the most popular among AMO visitors. Take a look at the top ten most popular AMO cities and get a sense of where AMO can […]

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The Unseen Health Challenges Faced by Physicians

While stigma surrounding mental health is improving, its association with health care practitioners is relatively unknown to the public. Today, many health care providers deal with burnout, anxiety, depression, and job-dissatisfaction. In some cases, this leads to substance abuse and, in severe cases, suicide. The specialties that have the highest rates of burnout and anxiety […]

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An Overview of the American Healthcare System

Compared to other countries, the United States system of healthcare is considered to be complex. The U.S. does not provide universal healthcare for its citizens. Instead, there are a number of private and public institutions in place which pay for the healthcare of U.S. citizens. This post will provide a basic understanding of the U.S. healthcare […]

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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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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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