International medical student participating in a U.S. clinical experience amid COVID-19.

The Case for Clinical Experiences Amid COVID-19

  If you have been keeping up with the news, you have probably seen some of the astonishing COVID-19 related photos in circulation. Perhaps the most impactful of these are the ones of healthcare professionals with faces bruised from wearing protective gear for far too long or physicians asleep in breakrooms with no option to […]

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IMGs helping in U.S. during COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. COVID-19 Cases Demand All Hands on Deck

  Cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. are continuing to rise with the country reporting new cases each day. The U.S. now has the most cases in the world, surpassing Italy and China. Despite individuals taking proper precautions, like social distancing and practicing good personal hygiene, healthcare workers are continuing to pull long shifts to […]

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Man struggling with mental health during COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Mental Health Stressors and Solutions

  COVID-19 is responsible for over 15,000 deaths and counting, but this virus is claiming more than just lives. The pandemic’s effect on the healthcare industry and the economy has an impact on mental health. With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in many countries and some discrepancies as to how long the […]

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A Coronavirus Update from AMOpportunities CEO Kyle Swinsky

AMOpportunities CEO on COVID-19

Friends,  I want to say that on behalf of AMO, we support you. We’re here for your concerns, your worries, and even just a shoulder to lean on. While this time may seem dark, I’m heartened by the way it’s bringing people together. From the French singing songs of support to healthcare professionals to residents […]

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Physician washing hands.

Want to Avoid Spreading COVID-19? Wash Your Hands

  The average person touches their face about 16 times an hour. Each time this happens, we spread germs to vulnerable areas like our mouth, nose, and eyes. This is how infections and viruses, like COVID-19, travel. Touching your face can be a hard habit to break, primarily if you are covering a cough, blowing […]

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Man on a subway practicing social distancing.

Social Distancing: Your Questions, Answered

  Regardless of where you get your news, it seems that many sources agree. To limit the spread of COVID-19, we need to limit human contact. With the Centers for Disease Control reporting that COVID-19 may be airborne, we can expect to see an increase in rules and regulations globally for countries where COVID-19 cases […]

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Specialty Spotlight: Infectious Disease

  The medical specialty of infectious disease is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating infections. This subspecialty also studies how to control and contain the infection. Those who choose to further specialize in this area of medicine should have an interest in researching and studying bacteria, viruses, fungi, and the […]

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Man sick with COVID-19 receiving telemedicine

Could COVID-19 Transform Healthcare?

  Since the virus’s inception, COVID-19 continues to spread. At present, approximately 100 countries have lab-confirmed cases of the infection, despite efforts to contain its spread through quarantine. The CDC has stated that individuals who are at highest risk of contracting COVID-19 are the elderly and those with compromised immune systems, specifically those with heart […]

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