SHALOM and Welcome to your Israeli medical exchange experience!
Israel is a tiny country and yet will offer a huge variety of world heritage sights, history, nature, multi-culturalism, entertainment and the most important of all! Optimism:)!
We encourage you to come and explore Israel, the country where you can go skiing in the Hermon and go Scuba diving in Eilat
The Health care in Israel is public and participation in a medical insurance plan is compulsory. All Israeli citizens are entitled to basic health care as a fundamental right.
Israel has one of the most technologically advanced and highest-quality healthcare systems in the world. Hospitals in Israel are equipped with modern facilities and high-quality medical technology. Medical personnel are very well-trained!
More the half of new Doctors in Israel are Women.
Israel is a world leader in medical and paramedical research, and bio-engineering capabilities. Medical and clinical research account for over half of Israel's scientific publications, and the industrial sector uses this extensive knowledge to develop new pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and treatment therapies. Among other areas of medicine, Israel is a leader in stem cell research, with the largest number of articles, patents, and research studies per capita, as well as research into regenerative medicine and medical marijuana and many other fields!
In Israel it takes 7 years to complete medical school, we usually have 3 years of preclinical studies and a minimum of 4 years of clinical studies including a 12 months lasting practical year.
We also have a program for students who already have a B.A, and then their medical studies last 5 years.
No public transportation during Shabbat! = Friday afternoon to Saturday evening!!
Please take this into account, but you can still use Taxis, rental bicycles, and cars.
Jerusalem, our capital, the most magical and spiritual place. holy for many, can also offer some great cultural experiences and decent nightlife.
Sea of Galilea, The dead sea (The lowest place on earth), Massade, Caesarea, Eilat and many more!
People are friendly, talkative, and usually warm towards tourists which sometime might be mistakenly perceived as rude.