Graca Group Photo

AMO Story: Graca

A clinical rotation with AMOpportunities introduces international medical graduates to life as a physician in the United States. Check out what Graca from Indonesia had to say about her gastroenterology rotation:   I still can’t believe that my observership with Dr. A and AMOpportunities  is done. Now that I am finished with my very first U.S. clinical experience, I am feeling kind […]

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Top 10 Tips for Writing Your USMLE Personal Statement (Part Two)

Top 10 tips for writing your USMLE personal statement. In part one of “How to Write a Personal Statement for the USMLE,” we covered preparation tips and formatting suggestions when writing your personal statement. Here, we’ve put together the top 10 tips for writing and editing your statement to make it stand out. Use titles and subtitles. They not only help to tell your story, […]

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USMLE Step Books

How to Write a Personal Statement for the USMLE (Part One)

USMLE Personal Statement A personal statement is an important part of any application process. Residency programs generally require a personal statement for entry. The personal statement complements and supplements your CV with your perspective on your strengths and qualifications as a candidate. Admissions committees want to get to know the real you in a narrative […]

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Houston, Texas

Share Your AMO Story: Javier

As visitors wrap up their four-week clinical rotations, we give them a chance to enter our AMO Blog and Photo Contest—sharing photos and writing stories of their experiences—for a chance to win a Kaplan Qbank Test Prep Course. Our winner for January 2019 is Javier—a 5th year medical student from Mexico—and this is his story […]

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Read our guide to learn about US residency!

AMO’s Complete Guide to Applying for U.S. Residency

Applying to a U.S. residency program can be a daunting experience, but AMOpportunities has numerous resources to help you along the way. Completing an AMOpportunities rotation is a good first step to deciding whether you would like to apply to a U.S. residency program. Observerships help introduce international medical graduates (IMGs) to the American healthcare […]

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Aditya did his clinical rotation in Los Angeles

Share Your AMO Story: Aditya

This summer I had the chance to do a general surgery rotation in California. I had a very pleasant stay in Los Angeles. I spent my days either rotating between different hospitals to observe surgery or seeing patients in the office at Cedars-Sinai. Once you enter the hospital, everyone greets you with the happiest smile […]

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Crissia and Doctor Los Angeles

Share Your AMO Story: Crissia

Being a med student—or even before that—I always wanted to rotate at a hospital in the U.S. I always wanted to see how different practicing medicine in Brazil and in the U.S. could be. When I learned about AMOpportunities, I knew I just had to go on one of their rotations. The process of choosing […]

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Inside an AMOpportunities Experience – Neurology in New Jersey

AMOpportunities provides international medical students or graduates (IMGs) the opportunity to participate in US Clinical Experiences. Through four-week long rotations, IMGs are able to come to the United States and gain firsthand knowledge within a clinical setting to enrich their medical knowledge. AMOpportunities sat down with one of these IMGs, Fatima, to get her take […]

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New York Medical Rotations

More Doctors from Outside Our Borders

Dr. G Richard Olds’ article in Investor’s Business Daily highlights the need for more international doctors in the United States. Drawing on data from various academic studies, Dr. Olds discusses how foreign medical doctors impact the overall health of the American population for the better. A recent study by Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public […]

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The Journey to Becoming a United States Physician – A Step by Step Guide

Becoming a doctor in the United States is a journey within itself. While the process is comprised of many steps, all aspects are aimed at ensuring the highest level of care for the well-being of patients. The following is a step by step outline of the journey all IMG’s must complete in order to live […]

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