NYU Addresses Student Debt

NYU Med Students to Get Free Tuition

At the New York University School of Medicine’s annual White Coat Ceremony—an initiation ceremony for first-year students—on Aug. 16 attendees got a shock when they learned their tuition would be completely paid for—no strings attached. All current and future students are eligible. With many students leaving school with some amount of debt, there’s a tendency […]

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An Immigration Lawyer Answers IMG’s Most Asked Questions.

Coming to the United States to practice medicine entails working with immigration authorities to ensure legal entry in the country. AMOpportunities provides a B-1 visa invitation letter for all clinical experiences for eligible students. AMO talked with Lisa Scott, an immigration lawyer based in Chicago, IL, about immigration policies and the current climate for international […]

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Top IMG Friendly States

Residency Match For IMG’s Any medical student or graduate looking to practice medicine in the United States must participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), or “the Match”.  Through the Match, residency applicants both from abroad and from the U.S. are matched with a United States residency program. Some programs tend to accept more […]

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The Immigrant Doctor’s Project

Immigrant Doctors Project The Immigrant Doctor’s Project emerged in the aftermath of the Executive Order banning Iranian, Libyan, Somalian, Sudanese, Syrian, and Yemeni nationals from entering the United States. The project aims to highlight the importance of immigrant doctors from these six nations by analyzing how the order affects the overall health of the United […]

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The Impending Nursing Shortage In The United States

Internationals To The Rescue By the year 2024, the American Nursing Association (ANA) estimates that the United States healthcare system will be short 1.2 million nurses. With an aging American population and an increased number of retiring nurses, the United States faces an impending nursing crisis. Just as foreign-born nurses came to help understaffed U.S. […]

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Cultural Competency

Shifting US Demographics The demographics of the United States are changing. According to the Pew Research Center, the U.S. will not have a single racial or ethnic majority by the year 2055. As the cultural fabric of our nation changes, medical practices are also evolving to adapt to these shifts in patient population. Cultural Competency […]

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Q&A With Tampa Program Administrator, Nick

Nick G. is an administrator for the LoCicero Medical Group in Tampa, FL. Because many students with AMOpportunities have shadowed physicians in the LoCicero Medical Group, we reached out to Nick G to get his take on the international medical graduate (IMG) experience in America. AMOpportunities: Why did you decide to establish a relationship with AMOpportunities? […]

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Q&A With Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. G

AMOpportunities talked to Dr. G, an orthopedic surgeon based in Chicago, IL. Dr. G has worked with AMOpportunities for three years, working with many international medical graduates (IMGs) in the process. AMOpportunities: Why did you decide to establish a relationship with AMOpportunities? Dr. G: They emailed me, and I thought it was interesting. I currently […]

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Mentorship In Medicine

The road to becoming a physician is a long and arduous one. Mentors are important figures on this road, helping provide insight and open doors along the way. Mentors occupy a unique sphere in the life of an aspiring physician, crafting a vision of the bigger picture to help put present conundrums into perspective.   […]

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Why IMGs Need Rotations

For international medical graduates, completing a rotation in America serves as a stepping stone for joining a United States residency program. Despite the recent political climate, the need for IMGs in the United States has become increasingly more prevalent. Nearly 25 percent of all practicing physicians in the U.S. are international medical graduates. These physicians […]

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