Recent Push to Expedite Visa Reviews for IMGs

Recently, many professional medical societies have pushed for a faster review of H1B Visas for international medical graduates slated to begin their residency training on July 1. In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security and Labor, the American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Physicians were among 7 professional societies to […]

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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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Becoming Accustomed to the US

Beginning a U.S. medical career presents international medical graduates (IMGs) with their own challenges, including learning a new language, and becoming accustomed to a new culture, customs and healthcare landscape. Through the process of acculturation, IMGs adopt the practices and values of American culture while still retaining the culture and customs of their native country. […]

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FAQ: Quick Trip Tips

If you’re considering doing a rotation in the United States or you’re already signed up for one, you likely have many questions. For your convenience, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding pre-departure preparation. What should I bring on my first day? We recommend you bring your white coat, your stethoscope, materials […]

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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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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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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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