IMG celebrates after meeting requirements to apply to the Match.

Apply to the Match: Eligibility Requirements

  With ranking for the 2020 National Resident Match open and Match Day less than a month away, it is time for medical students and graduates to determine if they will be applying to the 2021 Match. Now is the time for these individuals to check that they meet eligibility requirements. Doing so will ensure […]

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Balancing English and Your Mother Language

  More than 6,000 languages are being spoken around the world today. More than half of the world’s population speaks one of ten languages, including Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindustani, Spanish, Arabic, Malay, Russian, Bengali, Portuguese, and French. The large number of individuals speaking these ten languages is a result of globalization. While closing communication gaps […]

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Why does a USCE Cost So Much?

  As a current medical student or graduate, you may be considering a U.S. clinical experience (USCE) for a variety of reasons. If you are a current medical student, you know a USCE can provide knowledge on the U.S healthcare system, help fill school requirements, and provide an opportunity to expand your medical knowledge and […]

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Basics of the NRMP’s SOAP

  Applying for residency through the National Resident Matching Program can be scary. With so many applicants vying for the same spot failure is possible. If you don’t get matched to a residency program on your list, don’t worry! There is still a chance that you could match into an unfilled program. That’s where the […]

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Flu Season: Don’t Forget Your Vaccination!

Fall marks the end of many things in the northern hemisphere. It means the end of summer, the end of warmer weather and long days, the end of vacation season and school breaks. For flu season, however, fall marks the beginning of an eight-month stretch that is plagued with fevers, a constantly running nose, and […]

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An Overview of the American Healthcare System

Compared to other countries, the United States system of healthcare is considered to be complex. The U.S. does not provide universal healthcare for its citizens. Instead, there are a number of private and public institutions in place which pay for the healthcare of U.S. citizens. This post will provide a basic understanding of the U.S. healthcare […]

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The Importance of U.S. Clinical Experiences

For current international medical student and graduates (IMGs) hoping to practice medicine in the United States, a U.S. based clinical rotation is essential. Securing such opportunities can be challenging. A rotations placement company, such as AMOpportunities, can help. AMO can help connect IMGs to physicians and institutions offering these educational experiences. AMO also acts as […]

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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 […]

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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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Clinic vs. Hospital

Clinic vs. Hospital In the United States, medical care takes many forms. However, medical care centralizes around two main locations: the clinic and the hospital. While AMOpportunities provides observerships and hands-on clinical rotations in both settings, it is important to know the distinction between both places before beginning your U.S. healthcare experience.   Clinic   A clinic is a health care […]

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