The American Health Care System
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. 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. Marco G. Patti, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, IL, USA. Dr. Patti graduated from the Univ Di Catania, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Catania, Italy in 1981. He works in Chapel Hill, NC and specializes in General Surgery. Dr. Patti is affiliated with Rex Hospital.
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