The health care system in US is one of the best in the world. Many renowned hospitals are functional in the US like Mayo clinics, MD Anderson and NYU being some of them. The availability of latest medical facilities to the masses has been its hallmark. The healthcare system in US is provided by Medicare and Medicaid. Low income families can receive health care facilities through Medicaid program.US residents get accepted into Medicare program after the retirement age.
Health Care system in USA has four parts: Hospital Insurance, Medical Insurance, Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drugs. Many private health insurance companies do provide with health care assurance facilities. Because of many government initiatives the health care system in the US cover most of the population. Obama care is one of such government initiative.
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There are many specialties and super specialties available for the applicant. Among all, an international medical graduate prefers internal medicine, family medicine, and psychiatry. However, other specialities like surgery, dermatology, anaesthesiology and radiology are also available and applied by the graduates.
Also after residency there are many fellowship opportunities available. A recent trend among the Indian post graduate is to sought an US fellowship and continue there as a faculty or give the board certification examination.
Contrary to Indian scenario, a lot of emphasis is given on research activities in US. Lot of research activities take place in US and every resident or fellow is expected to be part of team along with active participation in the research activities. There are research scholarships and specials visa made available for research scholars. Thus, publication, abstracts and case reports can be very useful to get a residency spot in the match. Many research fellowship in form of research assistant or teaching assistant are also available and applicant with their preferences can be benefited. Also, getting in research activities can make an applicant familiar with the US medical system and help him make acknowledgments in his interested field.
There is a large discordance among the specialities compensation and differs among many US states. Among all the medical specialties, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, anaesthesiologist and radiologists are the highly paid specialties. However, a fellowship after completion of internal medicine, family medicine and psychiatrist residency can substantially increase your salary.
After completion, a fellowship also has a similar compensation and working as a specialist would have a good added benefits.
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