The Future of U.S. Healthcare: Possible Changes in the Next Decade

The United States healthcare system will experience a number of changes in the coming decade. Although the changes focused on in the news as of late concentrate on the impending drop in the physician population, there are positive changes ahead as well. These changes will improve the manner in which hospitals and institutions function in […]

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Nurse takes a patients pulse during a nursing clinical experience

Are Nursing Clinical Experiences Necessary?

  Medical school students need clinical experiences to become physicians in the U.S. as a requirement of the National Resident Matching Program. So, if nurses don’t have to apply to the NRMP, is a nursing clinical experience really needed? Clinical experiences in nursing are necessary because they provide a real-world educational experience and can contribute […]

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Nurse Practitioners Tackling Primary Care

According to a new study by the University of Rochester, there is a growing number of nurse practitioners providing care in low-income, rural areas. In the past 6 years, the number of nurse practitioners providing primary care doubled to 123,000 nationwide.   These trends are indicative of the growing physician shortage across the United States. By […]

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AMO Story: Three Visitor Perspectives

Every year, AMOpportunities provides hundreds of international medical students and graduates with the opportunity to find and complete clinical rotations in the United States. With rotations in many different specialties and in many different areas of the U.S., AMOpportunities helps introduce foreign medical graduates to the American clinical system. Check out what some of our […]

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The Impending Nursing Shortage In The United States

By the year 2024, the American Nursing Association (ANA) estimates that the United States healthcare system will be short 1.2 million nurses. With an aging American population and an increased number of retiring nurses, the United States faces an impending nursing crisis. Just as foreign-born nurses came to help understaffed U.S. hospitals during the AIDS […]

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