Four Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling Abroad

Before a trip you plan everything; what to wear, where to stay, what to see, but very rarely do you plan to get sick. Despite this, many people have found themselves ill in another country. While some illnesses are inevitable, many of the ones incurred while traveling can be avoided entirely by following a few […]

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Rural Physicians Slowly Dwindling

Health Care in Rural Areas Dwindles

The Doctor is Out  According to a recent survey, nearly a quarter of individuals living in rural areas have been unable to receive medical care when they have needed it. Of this population, almost half noted that the far distance of clinics and limited appointment availability were factors. Not unsurprising, the drop in rural health care provided coincides with the drop […]

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An Introduction to the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

The United States currently faces an opioid epidemic of staggering proportions. According to a recent report from the National Security Council, Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a car crash. International medical graduates (IMGs) should be cognizant of the current opioid epidemic when coming to the United States. With knowledge […]

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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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Share Your Story: Naqiyah

AMOpportunities coordinates clinical rotations for foreign medical students in the United States. With many locations and rotations to choose from, an AMOpportunities clinical rotation is an introduction to life as a physician in the United States. Read about Naqiyah from Pakistan’s experience at her pediatric pulmonology rotation in Tampa, Florida. I still remember the day when I decided to apply for my U.S. clinical experience. […]

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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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Bhageeta traveled to India for her U.S. clinical rotation in neurology in Amherst, New York

Share Your AMO Story: Bhageeta

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 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 to […]

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Lifestyle Medicine

Physicians and Lifestyle Medicine

A Shift Toward Lifestyle Medicine  The past few years, medical care in the U.S. shifted to focus more on lifestyle medicine. With more research showing a link between lifestyle factors and serious medical conditions, physicians urge patients to practice healthier lifestyles by promoting a healthy diet and quitting smoking.   There is mounting research on the negative effects of lifestyle factors […]

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Series A Investment Will Help AMO Institutional Partnerships

AMOpportunities Announces Its Series A Funding

AMOpportunities is excited to announce that we have raised $2.2 million in Series A funding, which will support our continued efforts to increase diversity, provide equal education to all and support immigration. Diversity drives patient outcomes, and the American healthcare system can only benefit from medical knowledge and physicians outside its borders.    “To thrive, […]

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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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