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Students from all over the world choose AMOpportunities to take the next step of their
We have a large and enthusiastic group of AMO alumni.
We are growing our outreach to medical students daily.
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We Bring the International Audience
University of Miami
"The impact these observerships have, however, reaches far beyond the walls of
the institution. It fosters acculturation and expands opportunities for physicians and
students around the world to learn from each other. The skills and knowledge these students
gain at the University of Miami during their experience can be taken back to their own country
where they can help improve their healthcare system."
We Focus Coordinator Needs
University of Illinois
"AMOpportunities is a very well-structured organization,” says Daniela. “They
handle everything from visas and accommodation to all of the communication so it’s not on us
as an institution. It would be a strained effort without them."
We Connect with Driven Individual Doctors
“I highly recommend working with AMOpportunities from a business standpoint,”
says Dr. Fagelman. “It enhances your practice. It also allows you to give back,
which is important. And it’s enjoyable to take part in that teaching aspect.”
We Connect with Vital Private Practices
LoCicero Medical Group
"The revenue from our program with AMOpportunities gives us the ability to do some things
in our practice related to building out a quality department to find funding for value-based
reimbursement,” says Dr. LoCicero. “It allows us to do some things that makes our practice a
little more competitive and give patients a better level of service."
Program numbers from some of our most popular rotations.
What our program hosts say.
"I decided to work with AMOpportunities because I truly believed in what their
purpose is. I think they give amazing opportunities to students from all over the world to
gain insight on what medicine is. Here they learn from a different set of minds, learn
different ways to practice medicine, but also learn, if they do decide to come here to
practice, what that experience would be like for them.
Hosting AMOpportunities visitors is a very gratifying experience. In private practice, where I am, you
don’t get as much academic experience, and I think you miss the teaching, and you miss the
experience of molding the young doctors they’ll become. So, I think it gives you the chance
to teach but also impart your lessons learned and the wounds you’ve experienced along the
"AMOpportunities visitors are the cream of the crop. They’re looking for a higher
level of experience and a future for themselves, so their expectations are higher. This is a
huge jump from what they're used to. You have more quality students who are used to dealing
with more challenges and are very successful at handling that.”
"I highly recommend working with AMOpportunities from a business standpoint. It
enhances your practice. It also allows you to give back, which is important. And it’s
enjoyable to take part in that teaching aspect."
"The word is simple: professional. AMOpportunities is professional. AMOpportunities checks
everything and delivers what they promise. That’s the most important thing. When students
come here, they have to be guided properly. That’s why I accepted AMOpportunities."
"There is a lot of communication that goes back and forth between us and AMOpportunities.
It’s nice to have students set to go on their first day, showing up on time with all their paperwork done.
AMOpportunities’ reputation and our reputation have made it so that students tell us that past students recommended AMOpportunities
and our facility because of the positive experience they had. It’s been great to see that develop over the years."
We are proud to partner with these institutions.
Dr. Karon LoCicero, who leads a multi-specialty private practice in Tampa, Florida, decided in 2016 to expand her clinical education program to include international medical students and graduates. She had learned much from partnering with local universities in previous years to train their physicians: Her program had matured and she was excited about adding a new, international dimension to her clinic. It would give international medical students and graduates access to the American medical system, and it would enhance her own clinical staff’s expertise by introducing them to new ways of thinking about the practice of medicine.
That’s where AMOpportunities came in. We worked together to implement a program that brings students in for a 30-day, internal medicine rotation where they see patients in their outpatient clinic and visit several local hospitals. Because the clinic is multi-specialty, visitors also have the option to rotate with different specialists from all different backgrounds. Three years and 69 students later, the clinic now has a full-fledged curriculum and a sustainable, educational program that aims to improve medical education.
“We reflected on what is the real purpose of what we’re doing and thinking our life experiences need to be passed onto the new generation, otherwise it’s going to be buried,” says Dr. LoCicero. “People out there were willing to help and train us. Being grateful for that, we felt like it was our turn to return the favor.”
Aside from the added benefits of addressing diversity into the hospital and sharing the physicians’ knowledge with a younger generation of future doctors across the world, the program has generated revenue to improve the clinic for its patients.
"The revenue from our program with AMOpportunities gives us the ability to do some things in our practice related to building out a quality department to find funding for value-based reimbursement," says Dr. LoCicero. "It allows us to do some things that makes our practice a little more competitive and give patients a better level of service."
Since Dr. Fagelman started his practice, he's been involved in teaching, so working with AMOpportunities was a natural fit. His New York City office specializes in internal medicine, giving visitors access to one of our most popular specialties.
Dr. Fagelman was one of the first physicians who began working with us; he has hosted close to 90 visitors. Our relationship has helped alleviate the clerical work—such as ensuring all documents are in place—of the program so that everything is taken care from day one of the visitor's experience.
"It's been great working with AMOpportunities," says Dr. Fagelman. "The students have been very smart, very engaging. And AMOpportunities as a company is very responsive to any issues that pop up."
Visitors who have spent time at his office have come from all over the world, and many of them keep in touch, letting him know that they matched into a residency program or have even returned to work in his office. The revenue generated from the program has helped to further develop a healthy practice.
"I highly recommend working with AMOpportunities from a business standpoint," says Dr. Fagelman. "It enhances your practice. It also allows you to give back, which is important. And it's enjoyable to take part in that teaching aspect."
At AMOpportunities, we stress the importance of diversity, immigration and equal access to education. Diversity leads to better patient outcomes.
One such example of that is our partnership with the University of Miami in Florida, which offers four-week oncology observerships to international medical students and graduates at the university’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
It’s estimated that 70 percent of Miami is Hispanic, meaning that if any hospital wants its employees to be reflective of the city’s population, it must bring in physicians from across the world—particularly Hispanic communities.
That’s why providing international medical students and graduates with rotations at the hospital is paramount. Our partnership with the university helps increase representation at the hospital—nearly 1/3 of all applicants to the program are from Spanish-speaking countries. Inviting students from around the world develops a sense of community, providing patients, students and all employees with a feeling of belonging. That where they are within the institution is a place they feel comfortable at; a place they can visit that’s welcoming.
The impact these observerships have, however, reaches far beyond the walls of the institution. It fosters acculturation and expands opportunities for physicians and students around the world to learn from each other. The skills and knowledge these students gain at the University of Miami during their experience can be taken back to their own country where they can help improve their healthcare system.
Before officially becoming a partner in 2018, the University of Miami had a robust international program already in place; their partnership with us helps expand upon that program and increase even further the diversity of the institution. With a combined goal of diversity and equal education to access, working together to achieve that vision helps ensure its success. Together, we work with different populations from around the world to better the healthcare system here and give these international medical students and graduates a unique experience and opportunity to develop skills that can help them become future physicians in the U.S.
As an academic institution, the University of Illinois at Chicago places a strong emphasis on diversity made clear by their partnership with AMOpportunities. Bringing in international medical students and graduates ensures representation from across the world, creating a sense of belonging.
“We are extremely focused on diversity,” says Daniela Nita, Director of Operations for the Division of Cardiology at UIC. “It’s why international students don’t feel out of place when they come here. It’s very helpful to have a program like this that opens up avenues for these students. Talent comes from every corner of the world.”
And the same goes for its hospital. Patients feel at ease when they enter a hospital and can instantly relate to the medical students, residents and physicians working there. That’s why their partnership with AMOpportunities is so important. It helps ensure patients have a positive experience while inside the facility, which can result in better outcomes for their overall health.
“Our patient population is pretty diverse” says Daniela. “It’s about being able to grasp where our patients are coming from and not have a narrow approach. It really helps patients when they feel represented.”
Revenue generated from the program has allowed the Division of Cardiology at UIC to reinvest funds into the education programs, which provides fellows with the opportunity to attend more conferences or help with publications, which in turn can strengthen the hospital and its offering. The money is strictly dedicated to their investment.
From an administrative perspective, the support AMOpportunities provides UIC makes hosting a program such as this simple. We handle all of the paperwork and communication with the visitors, meaning the institution doesn’t have to worry about using an extra amount of their resources in running the program.
“AMOpportunities is a very well-structured organization,” says Daniela. “They handle everything from visas and accommodation to all of the communication so it’s not on us as an institution. It would be a strained effort without them.”