The Future of U.S. Healthcare: Possible Changes in the Next Decade

The United States healthcare system will experience a number of changes in the coming decade. Although the changes focused on in the news as of late concentrate on the impending drop in the physician population, there are positive changes ahead as well. These changes will improve the manner in which hospitals and institutions function in […]

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Foreign Medical Graduates Treat Patients with Vast Needs

As the oncoming decline in practicing U.S. physicians becomes a more issue with public interest, the healthcare industry is scrambling to find solutions. For international medical graduates, this shortage of U.S. physician opens doors to a future in the U.S. Although some may question the ability of these graduates, such concerns are not built from […]

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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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Women’s History Month: Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Greatness

Overcoming Obstacles; Achieving Greatness To celebrate the third week of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight female physicians who overcame significant obstacles while pursing their medical education. From dyslexia, to lack of family support, and battling racism as well as sexism, these women conquered more than just their medical degrees while making a lasting […]

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AMO Story: Jisha, Francesa, and Elina

AMO Stories AMOpportunities coordinates U.S. clinical rotations for international medical graduates (IMGs) to experience life as a physician in the United States. Check out what some of our IMGs had to say about their AMO experience: Jisha Internal Medicine | Long Island, New York I had a great experience here with AMOpportunities. Dr. G is great. He helped […]

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Care

An important distinction in the U.S. healthcare system is the distinction between inpatient vs. outpatient care. Though both types treat patients, they differ in where, how, and to what extent patients are treated and how patients pay for treatment.

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The Missing Conversation in the U.S. Healthcare Crisis

The U.S. healthcare crisis is often talked about in terms of high costs and the roles of private insurance. What is not at the forefront of the conversation is the lack of doctors—the actual people needed to make medical care and services possible. In rural communities, approximately 1 in 10 doctors are practicing leaving roughly […]

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