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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Valentina with physician medical team in New York City

Share Your AMO Story: Valentina

Every month, AMO has the privilege of hearing our visitors’ stories. When they share their experiences, our visitors have the opportunity to enter our Photo and Blog Contest. Their stories are a testament to our programs, our physicians, and the visitors we welcome to AMO. Our April 2019 winner is Valentina who traveled from Italy to […]

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Physician Burnout in the U.S.

New research from the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst reports that physician burnout is a problem in 83 percent of healthcare organizations. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality defines physician burnout as “a long-term stress reaction marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of a sense of personal accomplishment. Such burnout is increasing at an alarming […]

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Book Your Rotation in Los Angeles

A Guide to Los Angeles, California: Top 10 Places to Visit, Things to See, and Grab to Eat

With 20-plus available rotations in California, AMOpportunities students may find themselves in Los Angeles on a day off. A constantly expanding city with diverse options can be both exciting and overwhelming. To help students navigate the city, we at AMOpportunities have compiled a list of 10 places to visit, things to do, and grab to […]

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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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Houston, Texas

Share Your AMO Story: Javier

As visitors wrap up their four-week clinical rotations, we give them a chance to enter our AMO Blog and Photo Contest—sharing photos and writing stories of their experiences—for a chance to win a Kaplan Qbank Test Prep Course. Our winner for January 2019 is Javier—a 5th year medical student from Mexico—and this is his story […]

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AMO’s Complete Guide to Applying for U.S. Residency

Applying to a U.S. residency program can be a daunting experience, but AMOpportunities has numerous resources to help you along the way. Completing an AMOpportunities rotation is a good first step to deciding whether you would like to apply to a U.S. residency program. Observerships help introduce international medical graduates (IMGs) to the American healthcare […]

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What Does A U.S. Rotation Cost?

Rotation Cost “Cost” takes on many meanings. Financially, the standard four-week clinical experience costs $1,499 for observerships and $1,999 for hands-on rotations. However, this may vary for certain experiences depending on exposure and physician preference. $499 of the total cost is collected once your resume and eligibility are approved. The remaining balance is paid 45 […]

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Am I Eligible?

AMOpportunites is built upon the goal of giving the international community access to medical education in the United States. Eligibility with us is simple. To embark on one of our clinical experiences, you must be either a medical student or graduate. Through the application and enrollment process, your proof of eligibility comes in the form […]

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