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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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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A Brilliant Medical Student

A Medical Student Thriving Despite All Odds

Feb. 28, 2007, was just a normal day for Chris Connolly. He went to school and then water polo practice. But then everything changed when an accident during practice left him a quadriplegic. Eleven years later, Chris is still a quadriplegic—he’s regained limited motion in his arms and legs from physical therapy—now thriving as a […]

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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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NYU Addresses Student Debt

NYU Med Students to Get Free Tuition

At the New York University School of Medicine’s annual White Coat Ceremony—an initiation ceremony for first-year students—on Aug. 16 attendees got a shock when they learned their tuition would be completely paid for—no strings attached. All current and future students are eligible. With many students leaving school with some amount of debt, there’s a tendency […]

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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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An Immigration Lawyer Answers IMG’s Most Asked Questions.

Coming to the United States to practice medicine entails working with immigration authorities to ensure legal entry in the country. AMOpportunities provides a B-1 visa invitation letter for all clinical experiences for eligible students. AMO talked with Lisa Scott, an immigration lawyer based in Chicago, IL, about immigration policies and the current climate for international […]

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Top IMG Friendly States

Residency Match For IMG’s Any medical student or graduate looking to practice medicine in the United States must participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), or “the Match”.  Through the Match, residency applicants both from abroad and from the U.S. are matched with a United States residency program. Some programs tend to accept more […]

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The Immigrant Doctor’s Project

Immigrant Doctors Project The Immigrant Doctor’s Project emerged in the aftermath of the Executive Order banning Iranian, Libyan, Somalian, Sudanese, Syrian, and Yemeni nationals from entering the United States. The project aims to highlight the importance of immigrant doctors from these six nations by analyzing how the order affects the overall health of the United […]

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