Physician Isolation: Creating Community, Ending Stigma

Pressure to be Perfect:  Physicians are no strangers to stress despite their composure and professional disposition. Each shift scheduled demands attention to detail which determines the course of a patient’s life. Few professions deal with as much prestige following success or as much guilt following failure as these healthcare practitioners. Perhaps this is why stress, […]

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AMO in New York: Kelli and Ryan Take a Bite of the Big Apple

During the first week of August, Kelli, AMO’s Chief Experience Officer, and Ryan, AMO’s Chief Revenue Officer, visited New York to touch base with AMO visitors and some of our partners who call “the City that Never Sleeps,” home. The two traveled from Chicago, where AMO is headquartered, to New York City on Sunday. On […]

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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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Moving Away From Race-Based Medicine

After the release of BiDil in 2007, the medical world began to challenge the perceived importance that race plays in medicine. Despite the controversy, BiDil continues to market their heart failure medication to the African American community, citing that when used in conjunction with normal HF medication BiDil causes a drop in hospitalization within this […]

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City Guide of Miami: The Top Ten 

Known for its favorable weather, white sand beaches, and a colorful metropolitan area, Miami Florida has become popular for tourists and AMO visitors alike. This Southeastern city is home to 15 plus AMO rotations, many of which have been created through our Partnership with the University of Miami. During these rotations, visitors will generally spend the weekdays in a hospital setting with their supervising physician, giving them […]

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Advances in Biomedical Engineering: 3D Printing the Human Heart

At any given time, there are roughly 400 U.S. citizens waiting for a heart transplant. If the geographic boundaries are expanded, the number of individuals needing heart transplants at any given time across the globe is nearly 4,000. What if this number could be reduced through a combination of medical and technological advances that would […]

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Why Nurses Need Rotations

Just as medical school students need rotations to become physicians, nurses must also complete clinical rotations to broaden their array of experiences in the clinical setting. Nursing rotations allow students to experience a glimpse into daily life as a nurse. From learning how to encounter and care for patients to mastering how to work as […]

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Finding Mentorship Within Medicine

In the medical world asking for help can be difficult. This is especially true for graduates who are eager to prove that their years of school, extensive testing, and many rotation has prepared for their career in medicine. If confiding in colleagues is difficult for a medical student, resident, or physician, a mentor could provide […]

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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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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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