Looking to make aliyah and join the medical community in Israel? The IMA is proud to support and assist foreign physicians as they make the exciting decision to move to Israel and navigate this new territory, and of course once they have arrived and settled in Israel.
Medical Licensing in Israel
The practice of medicine in Israel is regulated by law, and the Ministry of Health, Division of Medical Professions, is responsible for the licensure of physicians in Israel.
In order to be licensed to practice medicine in Israel, the physician must:
- Be an Israeli citizen or a permanent resident in Israel
- Be a graduate of an accredited medical school
- Have completed a one-year rotation internship (“stage”)
- Demonstrate “good character “(i.e., no criminal record), and
- Be in good mental and physical health.
Graduates of foreign medical schools are required to pass a written exam administered twice a year by the Israeli Ministry of Health. The exam is multiple-choice question exam, written in Hebrew. When possible, assuming there are at least ten examinees that wish to take the exam in another language, the exam is translated to other languages as well.