AMO COVID-19 Policy

This page includes AMO's policies regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Last updated: May 26, 2020

Policy Details

In consultation with our program sites as well as CDC recommendations, AMOpportunities (“AMO”) has put into effect the following policies regarding the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Visitors who have been in China, Iran, UK, Brazil and the EU's "Schengen Area" within 14 days of entry or attempted entry are restricted from entering the United States.
  • Visitors from certain other countries, including South Korea, and Japan, are encouraged to practice 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival to the United States.
  • Visitors from Canada and Mexico are temporarily barred from entry to the U.S.

As a result of these U.S. government restrictions and recommendations, we are offering program fee vouchers to visitors that are not able to travel to the U.S. from China, Iran, South Korea, Japan, UK, Canada, Mexico, India, and Brazil and EU's "Schengen Area" countries who have reserved programs for April, May, June, July, and August 2020. We are also offering vouchers to reserved visitors whose programs or schools have implemented COVID-19 protection procedures that restrict international trainees from attending their programs for April, May, June, July and August 2020. These vouchers can be applied to any future program, and do not expire.

If you are concerned about COVID-19 and your program has not cancelled, or you are unsure about reserving a program at this time, please reach out to your Coach or Advisor to discuss potential options.


If you have not heard from your Coach, and the Program Site is listed as open for a specific month on our site, it is open and accepting applications for June and beyond. Please connect with our team if you have a question about a specific site as there have been some changes to specific programs. 

If your rotation has been cancelled by another hospital or organization for April, May or June, please contact advisors@amopportunities.org for a last minute replacement.

If you have not received notice from your AMO Coach that your program has implemented these restrictions, your program is expecting you to attend for your reserved month. Please contact us if you have any concerns - we are in close contact with all program sites to make sure there are sufficient precautions in place to host.



AMO will continue to follow the COVID-19 outbreak and update this policy as circumstances require.


The above policy, as well as any other medical information on AMO’s site, is not intended or implied to be professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, nor is it intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a licensed medical provider. All content provided through this website, emails, and social media posts are for general information purposes only. AMO makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained on this website, emails, and social media posts, and such information is subject to change without notice.