Telehealth, also referred to as telemedicine, is defined by the American Medical Association as a digital health solution that connects a patient and clinician through real-time audio and video technology. Telehealth has two components:
With the rapid growth of virtual medicine, education providers are racing to ensure the next generation of healthcare providers have the tools they need to offer telehealth services. Medical trainees who participate in virtual clinical experiences are part of a multifaceted experience which may include some of the following:
Looking to participate in a clinical experience but too busy with medical school, family responsibilities, or your medical career? There’s a solution! AMO’s Flexible Virtual Rotations allow you to participate in an AMO program remotely, on your own schedule and at your own pace.
During a virtual clinical experience with AMO, participants will live-stream with their precepting physicians, assisting with patient exams, appointments, and consultations. With the flexible format, your hours are based on your schedule, giving you the opportunity to create the experience that works best for you.
Here are some benefits to flexible virtual rotations:
A remote clinical experience means you don't have to worry about travel expenses and the cost of living in the U.S. for four+ weeks (e.g. housing, transportation, health insurance, food, and fun). With a virtual rotation, you will save on all travel expenses. The only item you need to pay for is the clinical experience, which can be as little as $1,999 for four weeks.
EARN AN LOR
Upon completion of your virtual rotation, you are eligible to receive a merit-based letter of recommendation from your precepting physician. This letter can be used to apply for residency or jobs in the future!
ADD TO YOUR CV
Stand out from other medical graduates and professionals. A virtual rotation will give you the online patient interaction and the skills you need to be successful in this new field of medicine.
Spots for our clinical experiences go fast—hundreds apply every week. Our solution? A Book Now feature which allows you to reserve your virtual rotation seat as soon as you are accepted! Our AMO Advisors are here to help you with any questions or concerns you have. If you have questions feel free to email email@example.com.
Expand your medical knowledge from the comfort of your home! In doing so, you can avoid the stressful process of obtaining a visa and ensure that you are not exposing yourself or your loved ones to COVID-19.
Through our partnerships with U.S. hospitals, clinics, and universities, you receive priority when it comes to reserving a virtual clinical experience. Secure your spot with a top medical institution or leading healthcare provider today!
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Here are a few things to consider when it comes to preparing for your virtual experience:
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I have to say that finding U.S. electives was a challenge. If you’re an IMG who has been through this process, you know that some of these institutions are off-limits and have requirements that are nearly impossible to meet. On top of this already difficult situation, COVID-19 arrived and completely disorganized what plans I had. I proceeded with two virtual AMO rotations in 2020, one in September and the other in October. I enjoyed both.
Both experiences were the eye-openers I needed to understand the U.S. medical system. I learned to love it even more. I can say that with so many things moving online, it’s a good idea to try at least one virtual rotation. It’s a great learning experience, and I’d do more in the future!
Ijeoma, Europe Endocrinology and Gastroenterology Virtual Clinical Experiences
I started my rotation in November 2020, and it was very useful. Dr. V was extraordinarily helpful and very friendly. We discussed nephrology cases five days a week for four weeks. We also shared many PowerPoint case presentations. Dr. V was supportive of us, and we discussed everything fully.
During the final week. Dr. V allowed us to connect with some of her patients, and we saw how she reports notes on the computer. We also learned how to order labs for CKD patients.
Thanks again AMOpportunities, for giving me this opportunity to rotate while at home.
Mohamed, Egypt Internal Medicine and Nephrology Virtual Clinical Experiences
I must confess that over the years, I’ve become a firm believer that everything happens for a reason; this case was no exception. My first clinical experience in the U.S started later than I hoped and was not what I expected it to be. I had to enroll in a virtual rotation due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions within Colombia.
The experience ended up being beyond my expectations. It was such a pleasure to practice medicine differently, alongside wonderful people worldwide (e.g., Ireland, the U.K., U.S., Iran). I’d never imagined it would be that way, but my mentor, Dr. K., reassured me of why I wanted to be a physician, specifically a pediatrician.
To those reading, if you can do a telemedicine rotation, go for it— you won’t regret it.
Carla, Colombia Internal Medicine, Virtual Clinical Experience
I did a month-long plastic surgery with Dr. L., a residency program director with Harvard Medical School. Participating in this experience was the best decision I’ve ever made.
Going in, I had a certain level of expectation regarding my rotation and was very happy when each and every one of them was met. I looked forward to logging into class every day to learn something fascinating. This month of learning has been one of the best educational encounters I’ve ever had, and it further cemented my interest in the field.
The process of applying was easy through AMO. They were available to help every step of the way. I will definitely be applying for a hands-on rotation in the future.
Nida, India Plastic Surgery, Virtual Clinical Experience
My tenacity and resilience led me to search for opportunities to continue learning, despite the pandemic. This experience has brought me one step closer to matching into a U.S. pediatric residency program.
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Without a doubt, the LoR that I received from Dr. K. inspired the large number of residency interview invites I have received.
Daniela, Colombia Pediatrics, Virtual Clinical Experience
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