Share Your AMO Story: Samana

Another July entry we could not hold back is from Samana, who took part in a neurology rotation with Dr. Z in Amherst, New York. Samana, who is from Pakistan, felt at home immediately during her rotation. In fact, she she enjoyed her experience so much that she hopes to be a supervising physician to […]

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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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Doctors taking notes

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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Doctor and Student Doctor

The Benefit of Observerships

The AMA on Why Observerships are Beneficial The American Medical Association (AMA) recently published an article outlining how international medical graduates (IMGs) can better their chances for success in the Residency Match Process. According to AMA statistics, 51.2% of U.S. IMGs and 51.4% of IMGs matched with their preferred specialties in 2018. The AMA believes […]

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Observerships: Your First Experience In U.S. Healthcare

What Is An Observership? AMOpportunities observerships are four-week programs designed to help international medical students and graduates observe clinical practices in a U.S setting. Observerships both acclimate international medical trainees to American medical practices while also preparing them for a residency position should they decide to pursue a program in the United States. A Firsthand […]

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