Communication Key to Increasing and Retaining Physician Numbers

The biggest health crisis facing the future of the United States has nothing to do with a new strain of flu—it has to do with retirement, specifically the increase of physicians set to retire in the next twenty years. This drop in practitioners combined with the increased competition for spots in medical school, rotations, and […]

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Finding Mentorship Within Medicine

In the medical world, it is sometimes difficult to ask for help, especially for graduates who are eager to prove their success after multiple years of schooling and extensive rotations. If confiding in colleagues is difficult for a physician, they should consider seeking out a mentor. Many medical practitioners have had multiple mentors and are […]

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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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Managing Your Student Debt

Medical education loans following graduation are commonplace for residents, fellows and new physicians. In 2016, the median debt burden for medical school graduates was $190,000. These loans are just one type of student loan that may carry lower interest rates compared to other student loans and can be subsidized by the government. At a minimum, […]

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AMOpportunities Reveals New Platform

AMO Launches New Website!

We’re so excited to announce that we’re launching our new website! We wanted to create something new, unique and, above all else, easy to use. We’ve accomplished all three, introducing something that will allow you to apply and reserve your U.S. clinical rotation. Head to the site now to see for yourself! So, what can […]

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One in Six Healthcare Workers Are Immigrants

Study Finds 1 in 6 Healthcare Workers Are Immigrants

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, roughly one in six medical professionals are foreign-born, many working in rural or undeserved communities. These areas struggle to attract U.S.-born med school grads. The study, which estimated the proportion of non-US-born and non citizen healthcare professionals in the U.S. in 2016 by using self-reported data […]

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Share Your AMO Story: Kishore

Share Your AMO Story: Kishore

On the very first day I entered Dr.G’s clinic he made me feel very comfortable. He was so accommodating towards the students and very professional. He always made sure the students learned the subject and taught us various aspects of not only cardiology but also the general clinical medicine and patient approach. Apart from medicine, […]

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Revamping Medical Education

A New Type of Medical Education

A medical student’s education has followed the same path for decades. Learning from books and lectures followed by clinical rotations for exposure to patients. However, as technology continues to evolve in the healthcare field, a gap is created between a student’s medical education and the care that happens outside of their medical school experience. As […]

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Top 10 Residency Interview Questions

Top 10 Residency Interview Questions

The residency interview is an important step in gaining admission to any residency program. Coordinators use the interview to learn more about who you are as a person—not just a doctor. To best prepare for upcoming residency interviews, AMO came up with a list of the top 10 most frequently asked questions. Spend some time […]

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