IMG celebrates after meeting requirements to apply to the Match.

Apply to the Match: Eligibility Requirements

  With ranking for the 2020 National Resident Match open and Match Day less than a month away, it is time for medical students and graduates to determine if they will be applying to the 2021 Match. Now is the time for these individuals to check that they meet eligibility requirements. Doing so will ensure […]

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Basics of the NRMP’s SOAP

  Applying for residency through the National Resident Matching Program can be scary. With so many applicants vying for the same spot failure is possible. If you don’t get matched to a residency program on your list, don’t worry! There is still a chance that you could match into an unfilled program. That’s where the […]

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U.S. Medical Fellowships: The Basics

  In the U.S. the path to becoming a physician is as follows, one must complete their undergraduate degree, graduate from medical school, pass the USMLE, and apply for residency. Once these steps have been completed an individual may decide to partake in a fellowship. Fellowships in the U.S. allow for physicians to become further […]

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Tackling Residency Interviews

You’ve graduated from medical school. You’ve completed rotations, received letters of recommendation (LORs), passed the USMLE, and sent in your applications to the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Now what? Most likely, interviews. In order to have the best chance at securing a rotation you will need to work for it. This means showing interest […]

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4 Tips to Succeed in the Match

With the culmination of one Match season comes the beginning of another. The National Residency Match Program, also known as “The Match,” uses an algorithm to match medical school graduates with residency programs. Through this process, medical school graduates can begin their residency at the institution best suited for them. While international medical graduates (IMGs) […]

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The Importance of U.S. Clinical Experiences

For current international medical student and graduates (IMGs) hoping to practice medicine in the United States, a U.S. based clinical rotation is essential. Securing such opportunities can be challenging. A rotations placement company, such as AMOpportunities, can help. AMO can help connect IMGs to physicians and institutions offering these educational experiences. AMO also acts as […]

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Students in residency contributed to data from the 2019 NRMP

Data from the 2019 NRMP

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is the channel through which physician hopefuls fill residency spots.  Since the 1950s, the number of individuals participating in The Match rises steadily each year. Despite record-breaking 44,603 applicants this year, the number of International Medical Graduates applicants continue to dwindle. While the exact reason for the low number […]

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Top 10 Tips for Writing Your USMLE Personal Statement (Part Two)

Top 10 tips for writing your USMLE personal statement. In part one of “How to Write a Personal Statement for the USMLE,” we covered preparation tips and formatting suggestions when writing your personal statement. Here, we’ve put together the top 10 tips for writing and editing your statement to make it stand out. Use titles and subtitles. They not only help to tell your story, […]

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AMO’s Complete Guide to Applying for U.S. Residency

Applying to a U.S. residency program can be a daunting experience, but AMOpportunities has numerous resources to help you along the way. Completing an AMOpportunities rotation is a good first step to deciding whether you would like to apply to a U.S. residency program. Observerships help introduce international medical graduates (IMGs) to the American healthcare […]

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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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