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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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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Aditya did his clinical rotation in Los Angeles

Share Your AMO Story: Aditya

This summer I had the chance to do a general surgery rotation in California. I had a very pleasant stay in Los Angeles. I spent my days either rotating between different hospitals to observe surgery or seeing patients in the office at Cedars-Sinai. Once you enter the hospital, everyone greets you with the happiest smile […]

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A Lack of Representation for Women in Leadership

A Lack of Women Representation in Healthcare Leadership

Following the same pattern as the majority of other industries, healthcare places a variety of challenges on female physicians, including implicit bias, payment and promotion gaps, and sexual harassment. It’s not shocking, then, that while equal numbers of men and women graduate from medical school, only a small percentage of women doctors become leaders in […]

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Crissia and Doctor Los Angeles

Share Your AMO Story: Crissia

Being a med student—or even before that—I always wanted to rotate at a hospital in the U.S. I always wanted to see how different practicing medicine in Brazil and in the U.S. could be. When I learned about AMOpportunities, I knew I just had to go on one of their rotations. The process of choosing […]

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AMOpportunities and University of Miami Launch Partnership

University of Miami and AMOpportunities—a medical education startup—have launched a one-of-a-kind university partnership to provide international medical students and graduates with U.S. observerships and medical training. This partnership addresses the growing physician shortage in the United States by attracting the top talent from across the globe who can eventually go on to practice at American […]

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Harvard Medical Zoo

Harvard Medical Students Training in Zoos?

Harvard medical students might find themselves at a zoo treating a strange group of patients than they’re typically accustomed to: animals. Whether it’s chasing geese into an office or performing an X-ray on a 150-pound African desert tortoise, Harvard’s One Health Clinical Elective gives students the opportunity to study infectious diseases and the impact of […]

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New Study Finds Danger in Eating Centipedes

Don’t eat raw centipedes. That piece of advice may seem commonsense, but in China, centipedes are used in traditional medicine. Typically prescribed for epilepsy, stroke, cancer, tetanus or rheumatoid arthritis, the arthropods are supposed to be ingested dried, powdered or after being steeped in alcohol—not raw. Scientists in China found evidence that eating raw centipedes […]

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