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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

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

About the editors

P. Marco Fisichella was raised in Catania, Italy. After graduating from the University of Catania School of Medicine in 1994, he started a General Surgery Residency in Catania and he graduated in 2000. In 1999 he visited the Center for the Study of Gastrointestinal Motility and Secretion at the University of California San Francisco where he subsequently spent 2 years after completing his general surgery training in Italy. In 2000, he started a General Surgery Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After completion of his residency in 2007, he started a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatrics at the University of California San Francisco. In 2008 he joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery of Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine as Assistant Professor and the Director of the Swallowing Center. In 2013 he raised to the rank of Associate Professor. In 2014, he was named Associate Chief of Surgery at the Boston VA Healthcare System, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Marco G. Patti, MD, FACS  is a general surgeon who specializes in gastrointestinal surgery, and particularly in esophageal surgery. He is presently a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Surgery and is a Co-Director of the Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing at the  University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina . In 2015,  he was named  President of the International Society of Surgery, which is the oldest international surgical association and President of the World Congress of Surgery in August 2017.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The American Health Care System
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Guide for Foreign Medical Graduates Who Want to Enter the System
  • Editors Marco G. Patti
    P. Marco Fisichella
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-67593-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88454-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-67594-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 117
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgery
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