AMOpportunities hosted its inaugural World Medical Studies Conference on August 18, 2022. As any foreign-trained medical professional knows, the process of becoming a U.S. physician is filled with hurdles. Our conference theme, The Journey to U.S. Physicianship, focused on the goal of helping attendees overcome those challenges.

Conference Tracks

Five tracks helped prepare trainees for multiple parts of the medical education pathway. Catch up on all the tracks and sessions below!

The Value of U.S. Clinical Experiences

The Benefits of U.S. Clinical Experience at the Beginning of Your Journey to U.S. Physicianship

Speaker: Ricardo Carrillo, MD

Our U.S. in-person rotations, including medical electives, observerships, clerkships, and externships, provide medical students, graduates, and nurses with the opportunity to become a part of a cutting-edge healthcare system. Medical trainees are paired with a physician or hospital department to experience the practice of medicine in the U.S.

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Why U.S. Clinical Experiences

Speakers: Clair Jennings and Anthony Stabile

AMO Advisors Clair and Anthony discussed the advantages of participating in a U.S. clinical experience through AMO. Catch up on their session to learn to navigate our website, complete the application process, and discover more about AMO as a company.

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Benefits of Rotating with a Friend

Speakers: Josue Layme and Pedro Guerra-Canchari

Clinical rotations can be made even better when you attend with a friend. You can explore the city together and work together during your rotation! AMO Ambassadors Josue and Pedro discussed their time traveling to Illinois from Peru for their internal medicine rotation and why they enjoyed the experience.

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Training in the U.S.: Absolutely and You Can Do It!

Speaker: Miro Peev, MD

The barriers to studying medicine in the United States can feel daunting and difficult to overcome. As Dr. Miro Peev shows, the path may not always be a straight line.

Dr. Peev discussed his journey from growing up in Bulgaria, to studying in Germany, and now living and working in the United States. Learn from his tips for staying motivated, why generalizations about the U.S. are important to ignore, and what makes all the work so worthwhile.

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Residency Timeline

Your preparation for residency begins long before your Match season. Check out an average residency timeline and how AMO helps medical trainees along the way.

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Why Virtual Rotations

The Value of Virtual Rotations and Mentorship in a Pandemic Era

Speaker: Samuel J. Lin, MD, MBA

COVID-19 significantly changed the ways in which we learn and experience medicine. One such way is virtual rotations. These save costs and time for the applicant and allow trainees to learn remotely. In addition, virtual mentorship platforms such as imgmatch, also are here to help students achieve their goals.

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Virtual Rotations: A Multi-Beneficial Learning Tool

Speaker: Fernando Coura, MD

Fernando discussed his experience participating in virtual and in-person rotations with AMO. He focused on the multiple advantages a medical student or a doctor can get from participating in a virtual rotation and presents reasonable arguments that will inspire you to try this new and multi-beneficial tool.

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Virtual Rotations Today. Telehealth Tomorrow.

Telehealth’s rise in popularity among patients and physicians has made virtual models the standard for residency interviews, meaning virtual rotations are a critical part of any medical education. Learn telehealth skills and develop your virtual patient interactions with virtual clinical experiences.

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Step 2: Search Icon
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Explore programs using the“virtual” filter

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A Look Into the Healthcare Field

Professionalism and Leadership in the Medical Profession

Speaker: Eneida O. Roldan, MD, MPH, MBA

For the past 20 years, medical schools and residency programs have focused on the development of professionalism and leadership in the medical profession. These qualities are important building blocks to develop a community of medical professionals that can work across different disciplines, collaborate, and communicate in a manner that enhances patient safety and quality of care.

The list of professionalism standards includes honesty, reliability, respect, compassion, empathy, self-awareness, communication, and collaboration.This list is not all inclusive. The candidate applying to a residency program regardless of specialty should be aware of what is required of them aside from medical knowledge and technical skills.

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The TeleOSCE: A Clinical Simulation for Developing Telehealth Competence

Speaker: Ryan Palmer, EdD

Ryan Palmer, Head of Clinical Education Partnerships at AMO, discussed how clinical telehealth simulation, or the TeleOSCE, can be a viable approach to developing telehealth competencies for an emergent form of clinical care. Learn about the TeleOSCE approach as well as practical applications of this format in developing the AAMC’s new telehealth competencies for clinical trainees, residents, and practitioners.

Research in the United States

Speaker: Malke Asaad, MD

Dr. Asaad discussed the value of doing research in the U.S. as a medical student/medical graduate, how to find research positions, and expectations vs.reality during research fellowships/internships. During Dr. Asaad’s years of research, he has worked with leaders of the field, published over 100 publications, and participated in more than 80 presentations. He has multiple online courses to teach students how to do research and how to perform statistical analysis.

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The WMSC 2022 Closing Session

Speaker: Kyle Swinsky and Ben Bradley

Becoming a doctor is not a linear journey. The requirements are constantly changing and the world itself is unpredictable. One thing still is. We have seen thousands of students in many phases of a career with one consistent factor: they make it in the end.  AMO, over the last decade, has learned that it’s these little moments, selecting the next mentor or which clinical experience to join. It’s these decisions that make you the doctor you want to be.

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Medical Student Stories

A Medical Student’s Experience

Speaker: Raad AlHmoud

AMO Ambassador Raad spoke about his AMO clinical experiences, the importance of letters of recommendation, and not to stress during your medical journey.

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From Student to MD: Sharing My Academic Journey

Speaker: Pavel Pichardo

Pavel Pichardo, AMO Ambassador and a graduate from Universidad Autónomade Baja California–who is working towards his goal of becoming a U.S.neurosurgeon–took the time to discuss his journey of starting his medical education to where he is now. All future U.S. physicians will want to hear from Pavel to get inspired about their own medical journey!

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The AMO Experience

When you sign up for a clinical experience in the USA with AMO, you get it all.

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CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

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ONE-ON-ONE
SUPPORT

AMO Advisors assist with the application process. Once you reserve your rotation, your Visitor Experience Coach will make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your clinical experience.

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ONLINE
RESOURCES

Your AMO Dashboard is equipped with information and guides that will lead you to success. You can also submit application and enrollment documents through your AMO Dashboard.

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Preparing For the Match

Preparing for the OET Test

Speaker: Judy Hook

Learn how to confidently prepare for your OET test to achieve your dream healthcare profession from E2 Test Prep's expert teacher Judy Hook. Highlights include:

  • OET test overview for nurses and doctors
  • Speaking and writing tips
  • New writing score requirement for entry to the U.S.
  • Maintaining your mental health while you study
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New Rules, New Challenges: IMGs Applying to U.S. Residencies During the Times of Covid and USMLE Step 1 Pass-Fail: Maximizing Chances of Success in the Match

Speaker: David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, MACP

Learn what residency directors prioritize when considering resident applications, understand how to make virtual interviews work to your advantage, and gain strategies to strengthen your application for residency with the pass/fail of USMLE Step 1.

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Residency Applications: Personal Statements and Interview Prep

Speaker: Tamar Frolichstein-Appell

Your personal statement and residency interviews are a critical component of your U.S. residency Match application. Tamar Frolichstein-Appel, the Senior Employment Services Advisor and Healthcare Career Community Lead for Upwardly Global—a company that works to eliminate employment barriers for immigrant and refugee professionals—gives advice on writing a strong personal statement and tips on how to improve your interview skills.

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U.S. Medical Residency

Speaker: Tenzin Jamyang, MD

Learn about:

  • Understanding the U.S. residency process
  • Match data for IMGs
  • Study options with Kaplan Medical
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Filter

Explore from over 260 clinical programs

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APPLY FOR A ROTATION

Submit your free application to your preferred experience

Step 4: Reserve Icon
Reserve your medical observership or hands-on rotation to save your spot.

Reserve & Rotate

Reserve your rotation once your application is approved and get ready to rotate!

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U.S. Clinical Experiences with the AMO Advantage

AMO has already done the work of finding availability in programs that value the role of IMGs in the U.S. healthcare system, which means all you need to do is find the clinical experiences that work best for you, including medical electives, observerships, clerkships, virtual rotations, and externships.

With AMO, you benefit from:

  • Access to the most extensive USCE platform in the world
  • Partnerships with top U.S. hospital and clinical sites
  • A simple and free application process
  • Program bundling and app stacking features
  • Personalized world-class support at every step of the rotation process
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