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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Why Nurses Need Rotations

Just as medical school students need rotations to become physicians, nurses must also complete clinical rotations to broaden their array of experiences in the clinical setting. Nursing rotations allow students to experience a glimpse into daily life as a nurse. From learning how to encounter and care for patients to mastering how to work as […]

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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 who provide primary care doubled to 123,000 nationwide.   These trends are indicative of the growing physician shortage across the United States. […]

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Female Representation in Medicine

Women’s History Month: Female Representation in Medicine

Equality and Female Representation in Medicine For the second week of Women’s History Month, we honor three female physicians who sought equality in medicine. Read their profiles to see how these women used their platforms to encourage change in women’s fashion, provide healthcare to the undeserved, and add positive connotations to the word “immigrant”. Dr. […]

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Women's HIstory Month Week One

Women’s History Month: Social Advocates to Physicians of the 1800’s

Social Advocates to Physicians of the 1800’s Despite its current title–Women’s History Month–the first national celebration began humbly as Women’s History Week in 1981. It wasn’t until 1987 that the petition for a month long celebration was confirmed. Throughout Women’s History Month this March, AMO will honor female physicians of the past and present by […]

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