Data from the 2019 National Residency Match Is Out: Here are the Takeaways for IMGs

Since its inception in the 1950’s, the National Residency Match Program has placed medical hopefuls in residency positions across the nation with the numbers of applicants rising steadily each year. Despite this trend leading to a record breaking 44,603 applicants this year, the number of these applications belonging to International Medical Graduates is dwindling. While […]

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Share Your AMO Story: Mohmmad

This past April Mohmmad, an international medical graduate, completed a rotation with Dr. T. at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. Read on to learn how a rotation with AMO lead Mohammad to make new friends and learn about ways to foster patient-physician relationships. “My experience with AMO was like no other. Like anyone coming […]

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Houston, Texas: 10 Things to Do in the “Space City”

Nicknamed “Space City” for NASA’s home base, which has been headquartered in Houston since the ‘60s, the city is big on history, BBQ, and outdoor spaces. As the fourth most populous city in the United States, Houston has a variety of activities to keep its residents and visitors engaged. At AMOpportunities, we have many rotations […]

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Observerships vs. Shadowing

Observerships vs. Shadowing AMOpportunities provides international medical graduates (IMGs) observership experiences. However, many IMGs wonder about the difference between an observerships and shadowing. We’ve decided to help clarify the two here:  Observerships Observerships are shadowing-only experiences. Students observe a physician in their day-do-day environment. There is no direct patient care involved, which means no histories, physicals, or access to patient data. Observerships are available for many types of students […]

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Clinic vs. Hospital

Clinic vs. Hospital In the United States, medical care takes many forms. However, medical care centralizes around two main locations: the clinic and the hospital. While AMOpportunities provides observerships and hands-on clinical rotations in both settings, it is important to know the distinction between both places before beginning your U.S. healthcare experience.   Clinic   A clinic is a health care […]

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Share Your AMO Story: Revati

As our visitors complete their experiences, AMO has the privilege of hearing their stories, too. Every month, our visitors have the opportunity to enter our Photo and Blog Contest to win a Kaplan Qbank Test Prep Course.  These stories are powerful. They are a testament to our programs, our physicians, and the visitors we welcome […]

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Release of New Physician Ethics Manual

Physician Ethics Manual Updated In January 2019, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published an updated ethics manual in Annals of Internal Medicine. The manual discusses emerging issues in medical ethics and revisits older issues to see how existing principles fit in with emerging concerns.   Currently, the understanding of medical ethics is based on the duty to […]

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Share Your AMO Story: Riya

Riya’s Story Riya is a foreign medical graduate from India. Through AMO she attended two rotations—one in Tampa, Florida at Pediatrics Pulmonary Specialists and the other in New Hyde Park, New York at Cardiovascular Consultants of Long Island. AMOpportunities asked Riya a few questions about her experiences and here’s what she said:  AMO: What inspired you to […]

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The Missing Conversation in the U.S. Healthcare Crisis

The U.S. healthcare crisis is often talked about in terms of high costs and the roles of private insurance. What is not at the forefront of the conversation is the lack of doctors—the actual people needed to make medical care and services possible. In rural communities, approximately 1 in 10 doctors are practicing leaving roughly […]

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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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