Nurse helping a patient on World Health Day

World Health Day 2020

  Supporting Nurses and Midwives April 7 is World Health Day. This year’s celebration is all about giving thanks to nurses and midwives. With the current state of the world’s health, there is not a community that deserves more recognition than they do. As pointed out by the World Health Organization, the organization in charge […]

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The Many Roles of Nurses in Healthcare

  Nurses are the unsung heroes of the healthcare industry. They are always on their feet, work long hours, and put themselves at risk to serve those that need them most. A nurse’s duties vary based on the patient they are working with. A constant stream of diverse patients requires nurses to be agile, forward-thinking, […]

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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 U.S. Nursing Shortage

By the year 2022, the American Nursing Association (ANA) estimates that the United States healthcare system will be short 1.1 million nurses. This projection is forecasted to be caused by two things, the age of current nursing professionals and an increase in demands for nurses. To replace the retiring nurses, and care for an increasingly […]

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