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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Medical Students Interact with End-of-Life Patients

Interacting With the Gravely Ill

End-of-life care is a necessary part of a physician’s career, but medical students aren’t taught how to find out the wishes of dying patients and how to work that into their care plans. For many students, talking about such care can be intimidating. As such, the University of Massachusetts Medical School launched a training program […]

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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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3 Steps for After Your Medical School Interviews

After interviews, many medical school applicants may think their work is over. They’ve completed the admissions process, and it seems there isn’t much to do. That shouldn’t be the case. Once the admissions committees are finished making their decision, you’ll need to make one on where to attend if you are accepted. These three steps […]

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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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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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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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