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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The Ongoing Importance of Diversity in Medicine

Diversity and inclusivity stop on the paths towards creating a world with greater equality are two things AMOpportunities works to introduce in United States medicine. Here at AMO, we believe that foreign medical graduates have the potential to be great contributors in the future of national medicine, helping to fill gaps in undeserved specialties, locations, […]

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An Introduction to the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

The United States currently faces an opioid epidemic of staggering proportions. According to a recent report from the National Security Council, Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a car crash. International medical graduates (IMGs) should be cognizant of the current opioid epidemic when coming to the United States. With knowledge […]

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Promoting Diversity Through Art

Unveiling Our Mural!

Today we’re excited to unveil our mural at A.N. Pritzker School in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. We’ve been working with We All Live Here—a Chicago-based organization that creates art around the city—for months to create something that embodies diversity, educational equity and acceptance. This project is important to us as it showcases the […]

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World Health Day Globe

World Health Day 2019

World Health Day 2019: A Quest for Universal Healthcare Today, Sunday, April 7, is World Health Day. This annual day of awareness in the healthcare industry, founded in 1948, is organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). As a sector of the United Nations, the goal of WHO is to improve public health across the […]

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Historic Surgery in Chicago

Back-to-Back, Triple-Organ Transplants In December 2018, the first back-to-back, triple-organ transplants were performed in U.S. surgical history at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Both surgeries involved 29-year-old patients in need of heart, liver, and kidney transplants. The surgeries took over seventeen and twenty hours. It was the first time a hospital has performed such complex […]

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Women's HIstory Month Week One

Women’s History Month: Social Advocates to Physicians of the 1800’s

Social Advocates to Physicians of the 1800’s Despite its current title–Women’s History Month–the first national celebration began humbly as Women’s History Week in 1981. It wasn’t until 1987 that the petition for a month long celebration was confirmed. Throughout Women’s History Month this March, AMO will honor female physicians of the past and present by […]

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How Physicians Can Care for Undocumented Immigrants

Physicians and Undocumented Immigrants Known as the “melting pot,” the United States is home to a diverse population of individuals, a significant number of which are undocumented. The current population of undocumented immigrants sits at just over ten million. Despite this number’s annual decrease since 2012, the presence of undocumented immigrants in labor intensive positions […]

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Celebrating the International Day of Education

Celebrating Educational Equity

The UN celebrated its first International Day of Education on Jan. 24, 2019. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the day to celebrate education’s role in peace and development. As AMO believes education is a human right, CEO Kyle Swinsky reflected on the significance of education as a global purpose—rather than only an international or […]

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MedCity News Makes 2019 Healthcare Predictions

Trends Influencing 2019 Healthcare Delivery

The rise of healthcare costs and the middling quality as a result of the shifts in government regulations, drug costs and other events in 2018 only create opportunities to make appropriate changes in 2019. As a result, MedCity News has taken the time to dive into the six key trends they believe will influence healthcare […]

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