The American Health Care System

A Practical Guide for Foreign Medical Graduates Who Want to Enter the System

  • Marco G. Patti
  • P. Marco Fisichella

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Journey

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marco G. Patti, Francisco Schlottmann
      Pages 3-6
    3. Francisco Schlottmann
      Pages 7-9
    4. María Verónica Gorodner
      Pages 11-14
    5. Amy Holmstrom
      Pages 21-31
    6. Marco G. Patti, Francisco Schlottmann
      Pages 53-58
    7. Marco G. Patti, P. Marco Fisichella
      Pages 59-64
  3. The Testimonials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Marco E. Allaix
      Pages 67-69
    3. Anthony Charles
      Pages 71-72
    4. Chirag S. Desai
      Pages 73-75
    5. Enrique Fernando Elli
      Pages 77-82
    6. Alessandro Fichera
      Pages 83-87
    7. Roberto Hodara
      Pages 89-91
    8. Tomasz Kozlowski
      Pages 93-94
    9. Fabrizio Michelassi
      Pages 95-97
    10. Luigi Pascarella
      Pages 99-102
    11. Marco G. Patti
      Pages 103-105
    12. Marco Bertucci Zoccali
      Pages 107-108
    13. Carlos Galvani
      Pages 109-114
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 115-117

About this book


This book collates the expertise and experience of leading medical professionals to give foreign medical graduates an understanding of the American health care system. All the fundamental stages in the preparation of a foreign medical graduate for medical training in the US are covered.

The book aims to provide essential information and guidance on how to navigate the American health care system. The characteristics of it are described in this concise and easy to read volume to help foreign medical graduates integrate into the American system.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marco G. Patti
    • 1
  • P. Marco Fisichella
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medicine and SurgeryCenter for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, University of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryVA Boston Healthcare SystemWest RoxburyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-67593-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-67594-7
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