For physicians who were not required to pass exams in the countries in which they specialized
1.Fulfillment of the threshold requirements will allow the submission of the candidate’s file for discussion by the designated Exemption Committee. The Exemption Committee may decide on an exemption for physicians after a discussion and at the committee's discretion. Fulfillment of the conditions alone, does not determine that the physician is entitled to an exemption.
2. A physician who specialized in a country where examinations are not required to obtain a specialist degree shall be brought before the Exemption Committee where the possibility of granting him an exemption in terms of the specialization will be examined, only if he has met all the conditions of 2.1.-2.3:
2.1. The physician has a specialist degree in the required profession from the country of origin.
2.2. The physician meets the criteria set by the Scientific Council for exemption from examinations for immigrant physicians as of 01.01.2012, except for passing exams or he was recognized in his country of origin as a "professional pioneer" and can present the criteria according to which he was recognized as such for examination by the Scientific Council.
2.3. The physician worked for 10 years as an expert in the required specialty profession full-time or at least 15 years part-time, and there is a continuum of clinical work in a public hospital or clinic supervised by a public body, in the years leading up to the application (October 27, 2013).
3. The committee may also hold a discussion on candidates for a specialist degree who do not meet one or more of the conditions 2.1-2.3 above, if it is under the impression that the physician will be able to make a significant contribution to the health system in Israel in his profession. For example, when the physician answers one of the following sections:
3.1. The physician has an academic appointment with the rank of senior lecturer and above, based on research papers published in the international western medical press, and maintains continuous clinical activity.
3.2 A physician who has been found by the committee to have an international reputation in his field from a clinical and research point of view.
4. The physician will be asked to produce documents that will allow the discussion to take place, including documents attesting to the clinical/research activity, since the end of the residency and a letter of recommendation from the direct director detailing the physician’s clinical abilities.