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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Read our guide to learn about US residency!

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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B-1 Visas

B-1 Visas AMOpportunities endorses a B-1 visa for four-week clinical experiences. B-1 visas are for temporary business visitors to the United States. Eligibility for a B-1 visa is granted if your trip is for business of a legitimate nature, you plan to stay for a specific amount of time, you have the funds necessary to […]

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International Medical Graduate Leaning Outside Hospital

Hands-On Rotations: The Building Blocks of Your Education

Hands-on rotations are four-week programs that allow international medical school students to participate in a U.S. clinical experience. Hands-on rotations are designed for international medical students in their clinical years looking to use a rotation experience as an externship. During a hands-on rotation, trainees are involved in non-invasive patient interactions. Participants in a hands-on rotation […]

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AMO Wins New Venture Award Challenge

AMO Wins University of Chicago’s New Venture Challenge

This month, AMOpportunities won the University of Chicago’s New Venture Challenge. A total of 11 completed in the NVC; finalists were chosen from a pool of 32 teams. Launched in 1996, the NVC is one of the top-ranked accelerator programs in the United States. Past winners include GrubHub, Simple Mills and Braintree/Venmo. To compete in […]

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