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A Guide to Los Angeles, California: Top 10 Places to Visit, Things to See, and Grab to Eat

With 20-plus available rotations in California, AMOpportunities students may find themselves in Los Angeles on a day off. A constantly expanding city with diverse options can be both exciting and overwhelming. To help students navigate the city, we at AMOpportunities have compiled a list of 10 places to visit, things to do, and grab to […]

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Bhageeta traveled to India for her U.S. clinical rotation in neurology in Amherst, New York

Share Your AMO Story: Bhageeta

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 to win a Kaplan Qbank Test Prep Course.  These stories are powerful. They are a testament to our programs, our physicians, and the visitors we welcome to […]

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OECD Spending Under Half of US Healthcare Spend

A Reason for Double the Spending on Healthcare

It’s no surprise that U.S. healthcare is of popular conversation and controversy. A new analysis from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health—a revamp of a 2003 report from Princeton healthcare economist Uwe Reinhardt—found that Americans spend more than double the amount on healthcare than in other countries.  This is not due to people in […]

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Medical School Applicants Are Diversifying

Increasing Diversity in Medical School Applicants

In 2018, medical schools in the U.S. made strides in diversifying their applicant database. The Association of American Medical Colleges reported increases in the number of women and those from some racial and ethnic groups that applied to and enrolled in medical school this fall. For the first time since 2004, more women applied to […]

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Renan's LA Dermatology Rotation

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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Match to the Perfect Volunteer Experience

Finding the Right Volunteer Experience for You

Premed students are prone to participating in volunteering as one of their many extracurricular activities. And opportunities run the gamut from hospital settings and non-clinical environment in the U.S. and across the world. With so many options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. To narrow down your search, and ensure you find something that matches with […]

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Six Tips to Consider When Picking Your Specialty

Six Tips to Maximize Your Earnings

Almost all medical students leave medical school with student loans. For about half, that can be above $200,000 and for 80 percent it’s greater than $100,000. The American Medical Association has come up with six tips for those students looking to maximize their earnings as a physician to more quickly pay off their debt. It […]

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Doctors Going Over Notes

Living Your Best Life

Future doctors fixate their entire young adult life on preparing for their medical career. In college they take classes and prepare for the MCAT. Medical school takes over students’ lives and after graduation it’s the interview and Match preparation. Once you reach your goal of becoming a doctor, it’s important to make sure your life […]

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Free rides and meals from insurance help patients' health.

Keeping Patients Healthy

Typically, insurers reimburse for procedures and services for patients, but for some, that is slowly starting to shift. Many insurance companies are focusing on preventative health, meaning they deliver fresh meals to those with special medical conditions or pay for social workers who visit stroke victims. In one specific example, one woman receives free rides […]

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