Medical Licensing

Coming Sunday and Monday, March 19th and 20th, 2023
at the Glenpointe Marriott in Teaneck, New Jersey

The Aliyah MedEx is the ‘can’t miss’ event for medical professionals considering Aliyah!

This unique event provides medical professionals with the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Israeli Ministry of Health Licensing Division, the Israeli Medical Association (IMA), Israeli health funds (Kupot Cholim) and hospitals. The certification of your documents can only be done in person.  This is the only chance you’ll get to begin the process of transferring your medical license and interview for a job in your field – all under one roof!

Professionals in the following fields can start the approval process to transfer their professional license to Israel on the spot!

Physicians | Nurses | Dentists | Podiatrists | Psychologists | Optometrists | Pharmacists | Occupational Therapists | Physiotherapists | Speech Therapists | Audiologists | Dietitians/Nutritionists | Dental Hygienists | Medical Laboratory Staff

PLEASE NOTE:
Medical licensing representatives from the Israeli Ministry of Health (to expedite license transfer), notarization services, and enhanced employment guidance along with NBN Aliyah consultations will be available during BOTH days of the event. We expect over 20 leading health and medical institutions to be in attendance on Sunday for interview opportunities. While some of them may stay through Monday, the full complement of employers will ONLY be available on the first day, Sunday, March 19th. For more details see the FAQs below

The MedEx conference is relevant for medical professionals planning Aliyah in 2023 or 2024. Please use the following link to register.

Important to note:
  • Conference registration does not sign you up for a timeslot to sit with the Ministry of Health representatives for a licensing meeting. Invitations will be sent out to register for medical licensing timeslots starting around mid-January and on a rolling basis after that.
  • Please register using the same email address you used to open your Aliyah application with Nefesh B’Nefesh. If you do not have an open Aliyah application, please go ahead and start one – you must fill out the basic information, accept “terms and conditions” and save the application in order to register to attend the MedEx conference.

For any troubleshooting issues please reach out to [email protected]

The NBN MedEx is an essential event for medical professionals considering Aliyah.

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS & MEDICAL CENTERS

at the MedEx Professionals Seminar

We have a number of hospitals and health care providers from across Israel joining us at the event. Watch this space to find out who will be attending!

Sheba Medical Center

WEBSITE | Location: Center

 Established in 1948, Sheba Medical Center is the largest, most comprehensive healthcare facility in the Middle East, a recognized leader in patient care, and one of the top 10 hospitals in the world according to Newsweek magazine.
Sheba Medical Center includes a general hospital, maternity hospital, pediatric hospital, and a rehabilitation hospital. Sheba’s staff consists of over 1,700 physicians committed to the highest standards of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative medicine and a total staff of approximately 10,000 employees. Each year, the medical center treats over a million patients, and conducts approximately four million medical tests. Sheba uses the most advanced medical technologies to treat patients with the most severe medical conditions.
Standing at the forefront of clinical research, innovation, and medical education, Sheba is committed to providing patients everywhere hope without boundaries by sharing its knowledge and experience with healthcare professionals and institution worldwide.

Send CVs to:
Shirly Berkovich, Deputy VP for Management and HR
[email protected]

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov)

WEBSITE | Location: Tel Aviv

 The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is one of the largest hospitals in Israel, and the only one located right at the heart of Tel Aviv.
A 1500-bed, world-class governmental academic medical center, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center has a well-deserved reputation as a national referral center across a wide range of medical and surgical disciplines, with the vision of providing excellent and compassionate care to all of its patients. The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center stands at the forefront of medical research and development, and holds excellent collaboration with academia and industry partners. Over 350 of the hospital’s staff hold academic positions at the Tel Aviv University, the hospital’s leading affiliate. Medical and scientific talent and progressive research techniques have earned the Medical Center many prestigious international research grants as well as accolades for research discoveries and treatment solutions.
If you are a passionate, dedicated, and curious healthcare professional, be sure to visit us at the conference!

Ichilov Website

Sends CVs to
Yoel Angel, MD, MBA, [email protected]

Shaarei Tzedek Hospital

WEBSITE   |  Location: Jerusalem

Shaare Zedek Medical Center – Jerusalem

Founded in 1902, for the past 120 years, Shaare Zedek Medical Center has provided top-level medical care for the people of Jerusalem and is today the city’s largest and fastest-growing hospital. Bringing together a healthy blend of advanced medicine with compassionate care, Shaare Zedek is known and respected as a highly sought-after medical provider throughout Jerusalem, Israel and the broader medical community.

With a constant commitment to discover increasingly innovative means to provide patient care, the hospital treats over 950,000 patients per year. A medical staff of close to 1,000 doctors and 1,500 nurses is complemented by over 900 administrative and maintenance personnel. Many of Shaare Zedek’s medical practitioners are globally respected physicians and nurses, having advanced groundbreaking research into new and increasingly innovative treatments and therapies. 700 volunteers can be found engaged in activities in departments throughout the hospital.

Since early 2020, Shaare Zedek has been thrust into the global effort against the Coronavirus and since that time has become one of Israel’s leading hospitals for the treatment of patients with Covid-19. Over 10,000 patients have been treated on an inpatient basis and many thousands more treated in the Biological Emergency Room specifically set up for Corona patients. Given the high number of Corona patients we have treated and the vast data that emerges from those cases, the hospital has also been a major player in the international research effort into designing and testing various techniques and medicines. To date, over 150 Corona-related studies have been launched at Shaare Zedek.

A highly esteemed academic and research institution, Shaare Zedek acts as a teaching hospital affiliated with the School of Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a relationship which helps promote the centrality of medical education and scientific advancement.

In embracing the vision of compassionate and advanced care that has characterized Shaare Zedek since the early twentieth century, the hospital proudly stands at the forefront of medical advancement both in Israel and around the world.

Send CVs to: Nili Shapira, Medical Coordinator
[email protected]

Maccabi Health Services

WEBSITE | Location: All Over Israel

Maccabi health care services is the second largest HMO in Israel providing medical services to 2.7 million customers .
Maccabi has medical facilities nationwide providing community and prehospital care.
Maccabi has agreements with all major Israeli hospitals.
Maccabi is proud to be an HMO with a high percentage of Anglo staff and patients.
Maccabi is a leader in medical innovation in Israel.

Send CVs to:
Dr. Tanya Cardash, Medical Director Jerusalem and Shfela District
[email protected]

Leumit Health Services

WEBSITE | Location: All Over Israel

Leumit in numbers:
Leumit Health Services is a leading health care provider in the community in Israel, with:
Over 720,000 members that receive services
Over 320 medical centers throughout all of Israel
Over 150 pharmacies in the medical centers- the 3rd largest pharmacutical chain in Israel
Over 2,000 specialists
The most advanced laboratory in Israel analyzing over 1,000,000 tests per month
Leumit celebrated 80 this year!
Call center service-7 days a week

Leumit Website

Send CVs to:
Prof. Shlomo Vinker, Chief Medical Officer
[email protected]

Clalit Health Services

WEBSITE   |  Location: All Over Israel

Clalit is Israel’s largest healthcare network, providing primary, secondary and tertiary care to more than 4.7 million members. Clalit’s 14 hospitals and over 1,600 clinics and health facilities provide quality care to the unique needs of patients and their families. Second only to the government, Clalit is the largest employer in the country.

The Clalit staff places an emphasis on research and development. They are at the forefront of medical technological advances, allowing them to serve their patients with the most innovative treatment available. The combination of high-end clinical excellence and leading technological and scientific capacities makes Clalit an advanced innovation hub for promotion of basic and translational research, and for development rapid implementation, and comprehensive assessment of new clinical insights, equipment, and practice tools.

Send CVs to:

Meuhedet Health Services

WEBSITE   |  Location: All Over Israel

Meuhedet is a dynamic and innovative HMO, and a proud pioneer of Hybrid-Medicine in Israel, offering advanced health services with top tier doctors and medical teams. Our multi-channel accessible approach, which includes physical, digital and video services, allows us to customize the medical services to our patients according to their unique needs and preferences.

As a leading, yet boutique, health organization, we serve 1.3 million members in Israel, and employ approximately 3,500 physicians and 1,000 nurses. We operate 300 clinics nationwide, 120 pharmacies, 100 dental clinics, dozens of specialized centers, a chain of 4 state of the art private hospitals, as well as cutting-edge fully-automated laboratories.

If you seek a fresh, out of the box approach to healthcare, you are welcome to join our medical team.

Send CVs to Rachel Yochpaz:

+972 525412909⁩

[email protected]

 

Tzafon Medical Center (Formerly Poriya)

WEBSITE | Location: North

The Baruch Padeh Medical Center, Poriya is situated in Northern Israel, in close proximity to the City of Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee, and provides medical services to the 300,000 residents of the Galilee, Golan Heights and Jordan Valley. The Padeh-Poriya Medical Center is JCI-accredited and affiliated with the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University. Our campus houses some of the country’s finest and most advanced medical departments. To name a few, our Cardiovascular Division is the only one north of Haifa to perform cardiovascular surgery & advanced micro-invasive procedures; the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department is considered a focal department in this field; and the new Rehabilitation Center of the North is a significant milestone in the health map of the State of Israel in general and the periphery in particular. The Center will offer accessible rehabilitation services to the residents of the North, bridge gaps and inequality, and lead a medical, social and economic revolution. It will create approx. 600 new jobs and be a leading teaching and training center for rehabilitation professions.

Website

Sends CVs to
Dinah Kagan [email protected]

Assia Medical Center

WEBSITE | Location: Center

Asia Community Health Services was established in 1991 as a group of experts in the field of family medicine by family doctors in the Negev region and has been operating since then in the fields of primary medicine and specialist medicine.
Currently, more than 150 doctors (specialists and interns) work in Asia, all over the country
Asia works in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense and the IDF in placing primary doctors and specialists from all professions at IDF bases throughout the country and provides professional medical services to soldiers.

Send CVs to:
Yaron Kislev, Manager of Special Projects and Recruitment
[email protected]

Rambam Medical Center

WEBSITE | Location: Haifa

Rambam Health Care Campus is a 1000-bed world-class teaching hospital. The patient population is diverse, as Rambam is the major tertiary (referral) medical center for all of Northern Israel, including12 district hospitals and defense and peacekeeping forces stationed in the region. Serving more than two million residents and others referred from all over Israel, the Mediterranean region, and around the world, Rambam is strategically located in Haifa on the Mediterranean coast and plays a critical role in the healthcare of the region’s residents, in addition to making a major contribution to the economy of the north.

Send CVs to:Avi Weissman [email protected]

Galilee Medical Center

WEBSITE | Location: Nahariya

Galilee Medical Center (GMC) is an international center of excellence and a pioneering medical institution serving a diverse population of some 650,000 residents of northern Israel. the Largest hospital in the Galilee region with 732 beds, 64 clinics and 53 specialty units, its highly qualified medical staff provides cutting-edge professional medical care. GMC is also the largest employer in the region, with 3,000 healthcare professional and300 volunteers. In addition, the hospital is an academic and scientific research medical center. Affiliated with the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine Bar-Ilan University, Galilee Medical Center served as its main clinical field for medical students. It also has a first-class Medical Research Institute and our physician-Researchers participate in many research projects. At the forefront in quality healthcare, GMC is the first Israeli hospital to meet the stringent criteria of the International Standards Organization, and to receive hospital-wide ISO 9002 certification. In addition, the medical center has Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation for quality and safety in Medicine. GMC is also a medical treatment point for the Israel Defense Forces Northern Command, for United Nations peacekeeping forces, and other Non-Israeli organizations in the north. Additionally, GMC was the main hospital in Israel that provided humanitarian medical care to Syrian medical casualties of its civil war, who sought life-saving care in Israel.

Send CVs to:

Galit Tamir, Human Resource Manager

[email protected]

Herzog Medical Center

WEBSITE | Location: Jerusalem

Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem specializes in the full range of problems associated with aging; psychiatry; acute medical problems; physical rehabilitation; Chronic Respiratory Care for Adults and Children; Complex Medical and Nursing Care and Dialysis.  A special Children’s Chronic Respiratory Care s Department provides 24/7 respiratory care for children ranging in age from three months to 18 years. It is a teaching hospital, affiliated with the Hebrew University Medical School. We seek doctors, nurses .physical and occupational therapists and all health care para professionals.

The Hospital is a US registered 501(c)(3), and as such may be eligible for those seeking student loan relief under the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Send CVs to:

Ms. Beth Nussbaum, Director Development for USA

[email protected]

Merchavim Mental Health Center

WEBSITE | Location: Be’er Yaakov/Nes Tziona

.Merchavim is Israels largest mental health center operating 450 inpatient beds, 5 day care units and 10 outpatient clinics. We are affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of medicine in Tel Aviv University. In addition, we collaborate in research with the Weizman Institute and other leading researchers in Israel.
Among our services we focus on specialized services such as Complex PTSD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychogeriatrics, Depression, ECT and Advanced
Technologies and Forensic Psychiatry.
We believe in patients autonomy and hence that Psychiatric services should be voluntary and that coercion and commitment should be avoided.

Send CVs to: Gadi Cohen Rappaport [email protected]

Bnai Zion Medical Center

WEBSITE | Location: Haifa

Bnai Zion Medical Center in Haifa is one of Israel’s leading hospitals.

It is a governmental hospital with 450 beds, affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion (Israel’s Institute of Technology). With approximately one million residents in the greater Haifa area and nearly two million in northern Israel, Bnai Zion serves a critical role in providing health care throughout this region.

Bnai Zion provides dedicated medical care, education, research, and services to the diverse and growing population of northern Israel. Haifa is known for its authentic coexistence between the varied populations: Jews, Arabs, Druze, and Bahai. The staff at Bnai Zion is integrated from top to bottom, proudly reflecting the diversity of the communities it serves.

Send CVs to:
Prof. Zahava Vadas, Deputy Director, VP Research and Innovation

[email protected]

Hadassah Hospital

WEBSITE | Location: Jerusalem

Ziv Medical Center

WEBSITE   |  Location: Tzfat

Ziv Medical Center is a general academic hospital in the north of Israel, located in Safed. For more than 111 years, we have been serving the health needs of the region including the residents of the Upper Galilee and the Northern Golan Heights. Our patients reflect the diversity of Israel – Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Druze, Circassian, and Bedouin. This diversity is also reflected in our staff who proudly work side by side. Our central mission is to provide the residents of northern Israel and anyone seeking our medical care a complete range of advanced medical services in the heart of the Galilee. We realize this vision of continuous growth by introducing new services which focus on providing the best care for every patient. Ziv Medical Center is affiliated with Bar Ilan University’s Azrieli Faculty of Medicine which opened in Safed in 2011. This academic affiliation serves to strengthen Ziv’s role in training physicians and increasing research capacity.

Send CVs to
Prof. David Peleg [email protected]

Shaarei Tzedek Hospital

WEBSITE   |  Location: Jerusalem

MedOrbis

WEBSITE | Location: Global (Telemedicine)

MediOrbis is a multi-specialty telemedicine company that works with physicians and healthcare providers worldwide.

Send CVs to: Jonathan Wiesen, Founder, CMO
[email protected]

Adi

WEBSITE | Location: Negev (Ofakim) / Jerusalem

The ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran rehabilitative village in Israel’s south and the ADI Jerusalem residential center are sister facilities offering a continuum of comprehensive loving care from infancy and childhood through adulthood for residents with multiple disabilities and complex medical issues.  ADI frameworks include the full gamut of medical and rehabilitative care, special education, vocational programming and social events, designed and adapted to enable each resident to reach his or her fullest potential. A leader in the national rehabilitation movement and an international advocate for disability inclusion, equity and access, ADI’s residential and outpatient services empower hundreds of Israel’s most vulnerable citizens to advance well beyond their initial prognoses and live happy, dignified and meaningful lives, laying the groundwork for the establishment of fully inclusive communities across the country.

ADI’s staff includes many English speakers and we welcome their professionalism and contribution to the multi-disciplinary staff in either the Negev village or the Jerusalem facility.

Send CVs to:

Tami Kashten, ADI Jerusalem , [email protected]

Eran Ben Dov, ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran, [email protected]

Barzilai Medical Center

WEBSITE | Location: Ashkelon

Barzilai University Medical Center (BUMC) in Ashkelon was founded in 1961 and provides medical services to a population of about 530,000 people during peacetime and in times of emergency, under fire, in the southwest region of Israel. The hospital provides services to the cities of Ashkelon, Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi, Kiryat Gat, Sderot and the settlements around the Gaza Strip.

Currently, the Barzilai Medical Center is in a momentum of development, regarding structures, technologies and manpower, thus providing an advanced, modern and secure protected environment to its patients.

Barzilai Website

Send CVs to:
Inbal Shtivelman, Director of Human Resources 
[email protected]

WEBSITE   |  Location: Netanya Area

Sanz Medical Center–Laniado Hospital is the only hospital in the Netanya area, and offer services to 500,000 people in Netanya and Hasharon area. The medical center began in 1976 as a maternity clinic. One by one, other departments were opened, including internal medicine, ophthalmology, pediatrics, surgery, ENT, intensive care, gynecology, dialysis, hematology, gastroenterology, oncology, angiography, and orthopedics.

Send CVs to:
Mrs. Ita Shimon
[email protected]

WEBSITE | Location: ALL OVER ISRAEL

Verappo is a complete telehealth and telemedicine technology platform and service company. Verappo services health systems, physician practices, payors, nursing homes, assisted living, and skilled nursing facilities by providing high quality resources. We provide the full continuum getting patients the right care right place at the right time. We utilize US licensed clinical professionals to provide care to US Health care facilities remotely.. At Verappo, we harness the benefits of the latest technology with skilled and licensed professionals to improve the lives of those we care for.

Send CVs to:
[email protected]

  • We’ll be having a Zoom meeting as we get closer to the event date, an invitation will go out to anyone who has pre-registered.
  • Pre-registration does not give you a time slot. If you need a timeslot to transfer your medical license, please make sure you sign up for a time slot before the MedEx

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR
TRANSFERRING A MEDICAL LICENSE

Please refer to the official Israeli Ministry of Health website for information about transferring your license. See buttons on left for each profession.

Each page includes a detailed list of documentation which must be presented in order to receive licensing approval.

It is extremely important to prepare your documentation in advance, and we are here to help! Let us know if you are unsure about a particular requirement or have questions that comes up as you prepare for your meeting with the representative from the Ministry of Health. The NBN website has additional information about transferring your license and practicing in Israel.

DOCUMENTS TO BRING

Professionals who would like to present their documents at the MedEx must bring their:

1. Original documents (to present)
2. Photocopies of original documents (to submit)

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
FOR SPECIALTY RECOGNITION (PHYSICIANS)

The Scientific Council of the Israeli Medical Association (IMA) will be joining us at the 2023 MedEx (read more about the IMA here). They will be present to introduce potential physician Olim to the Israeli medical system and provide detailed and technical information about the process of working in Israel. Additionally and critically, they will be assisting physicians with the process of having their medical specialty recognized in Israel, before they make Aliyah.

CLICK HERE for the list of required documentation needed to have a specialty certification recognized in Israel (please note that many of the required documents are duplicates of the documents required for converting a medical license with the Israeli Ministry of Health).

Event Location

Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, 100 Frank W Burr Blvd, Teaneck, NJ 07666

Registering for a Licensing Meeting

Meetings are available on Sunday, March 19th in New Jersey at the MedEx Event for:
Physicians, Dentists, Paramedical Professionals, Specialty Recognition for Physicians with IMA, Paramedical Professionals, Pharmacists,Nurses (inc. Midwives) & Psychologists

*Meetings are by appointment only. The Ministry of Health representatives will not be able to conduct personal meetings without a scheduled appointment.

Required licensing documents information above (click here).

Check out our virtual events for medical professionals making Aliyah to get a head start on preparing for your Aliyah:

Nurse Licensing Event Recorded on Sunday, Feb 13,2022

Psychologist Licensing Event Recorded on Sunday, Feb 13,2022

Physician Licensing Event Recorded on Sunday, February 27, 2022

All other medical professionals Licensing Event Recorded on Sunday, February 27, 2022

Can’t make it to MedEx?

One of the major highlights of attending the MedEx is the on-site Israeli/American notary who will be available to authenticate your documents. A one-stop-shop experience, all under one roof. While the MedEx is the place to be for medical professionals making Aliyah in the next two years, we understand that circumstances might prevent you from attending. If you were unable to attend the Medex, don’t panic! You can still begin your license conversion process from North America, which we highly recommend, and Nefesh B’Nefesh is here to help.

Check out our virtual events for medical professionals making Aliyah to get a head start on preparing for your Aliyah

Explore your profession and licensing requirements here.

Please note that the license conversion process from North America requires you to verify your documents. Please see license requirements for your specific field and pay attention to what documents need to be verified!

You have three verification options:

  1. Verification with an apostille after having the original document notarized.  Please read here to learn more about the process, including NBN discount options. Note: this article refers to Aliyah documents whereas academic documents are somewhat different. Vital records (birth, marriage, death, etc.) always require the signature of the person signing the documents apostilled. In academic documents, it is the Notary’s signature that gets apostilled. This means having the required academic documents notarized. Once notarized, an apostille agent can take care of county certification, if needed, and have it apostilled.
  2. Bring it to an Israeli notary and have them notarize it.
  3. A verified copy (אימות העתק, Imut He’etek) from the Israeli consulate.

Once you have completed your Aliyah and your professional license conversion process, you may be eligible for reimbursement of up to 4,000 NIS to cover expenses for notarizing your required documents (available only for options 2 and 3).

Please contact [email protected] with any questions you may have!

* Last updated on January 24, 2023 *

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Conference Questions

Licensing appointments for the MedEx will fill up! Therefore, it’s important that you attend on the day that you have scheduled to allow us to make sure everyone gets time for their appointment. If you have any specific questions, please email us at [email protected]. However, the fair will be open for all registered attendees on Sunday so even if your appointment is on Monday we welcome you on Sunday for the full fair if your time is limited on Monday.

You should plan between 1-2 hours for all your licensing needs, notary appointment, and associated paperwork. You’ll also want to make additional time to attend our job fair, which you don’t want to miss. Give yourself enough time to meet with potential employers and learn about employment opportunities in Israel.

Absolutely! You should also have it ready on a thumb drive or folder, so you can send it via email. Furthermore, in the weeks prior to the MedEx, you’ll have the opportunity to send your CV directly to employers who will have representatives attending the event.

No, you only need to attend the MedEx on one day. However, if you’ve scheduled a licensing appointment for Monday you may want to also attend the job fair on Sunday (your licensing appointment will still be for Monday).

All services are available on both Sunday and Monday. However, employment interview opportunities are only available on Sunday. While some prospective employers may stay through Monday, the full complement of employers will ONLY be available on the first day, Sunday, March 19th.

The MedEx licensing appointments are intended exclusively for medical professionals planning to make Aliyah in 2023 or 2024. If you have specific questions regarding your plans, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]. However, if you are looking to start learning about the field and to speak with prospective employers at the fair you are welcome to register and attend the fair.

If your spouse/friend/child is unable to attend, you may present documentation on their behalf at the MedEx, though it is, of course, recommended that they attend. Please bring a signed affidavit that you have permission to present their documentation on their behalf. Obviously, the job fair will not be relevant if you are representing someone else.

One of the best things about the MedEx is the ability to sit one-on-one with Ministry of Health officials. Please be prepared to review your documentation, ask questions, and gain an understanding of what’s needed to complete the process.

Only you can make that decision. However, last year, Olim from 18 states and Canada flew in just to attend MedEx and we believe that it was well worth it! MedEx licensing conference will save you time, money, and a lot of headaches!

Yes! There will be a full complement of Nefesh B’Nefesh staff on hand to answer any of your questions. Feel free to approach any of the NBN staff present and they’ll make sure your questions are answered.

Yes, there will be some light kosher refreshments at MedEx.

The process will take some time, possibly even a few months. If you are looking to start working as soon as possible, you should begin the process now before you make Aliyah. In addition, once in Israel, you will have to travel from office to office and NOT have the opportunity to have it all done under one roof. MedEx is the only place in the world where you have the opportunity to do this all in one place!

This depends on each individual. But if you have an appointment with the Ministry of Health and plan to make the most of the fair, you should plan to be there for 2-3 hours. If you are planning to just come for your meeting you should be there for approximately one hour.

MedEx happens only once a year in the Spring so the next opportunity will not be until Spring of 2024.

Specific field questions

Please make sure you schedule a licensing appointment. You will automatically be booked to meet with officials from both the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Israeli Medical Association (IMA), both of which are.required.

Yes, you should attend MedEx if you are interested in applying for your Israeli medical license. While some government hospitals and Kupot Cholim may be unable to hire you past retirement age, there are other opportunities that are available to you.

You can see the full list of professions relevant to the MedEx here. If your profession is not listed and you would like guidance on how to practice in Israel, please reach out to [email protected].

It’s important to understand that part of the process of applying for an Israeli medical license is to make sure that you meet the same requirements as your Israeli peers in the same field or specialty. This would be the same case if you were applying for a foreign license in other countries as well. We are happy to help you understand any additional requirements requested of you and to help you navigate the system, both during and after MedEx by contacting us at [email protected].

You must complete the process for recognition as an RN first, then work for a period of time as a nurse after which you may submit a request for recognition as an NP. At MedEx, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your situation and credentials with an official from the Ministry of Health’s Nursing Division and make an individual plan for you to move forward with your licensing.

The entire landscape of the PA’s field in Israel will be changing dramatically soon. If you are planning to make Aliyah this year, please email us at [email protected] or come talk to us at MedEx. Otherwise, we suggest that you wait a few months to see where things are heading.

If you passed your USMLEs Step 2(ck) you are entitled to apply for a medical license at MedEx, please follow the instructions provided for physicians. We recommend speaking with the IMA representatives on how to move forward with your residency in Israel. Please note that there may be grant opportunities available should you pursue a residency in Israel. Please speak with us at the MedEx or email us at [email protected].

Please see the list of documents listed here and pay special attention to the form that needs to be completed by your nursing school.

Having an Israeli medical license gives you better employment options, and the ability to legally identify yourself as an Israeli licensed member of your field. Even if you are thinking of pivoting, to working in the biotech sector, for example – we encourage you to apply for your Israeli medical license.

Documents questions

Please click here for a list of documents you need to bring as specified by your profession.

No. If your official documents are in English, they do not need to be translated.

Yes! One of the major reasons to attend MedEx is to take advantage of authentication services provided, on-site, by an Israeli notary. The cost will be a flat fee of $300 payable by check, Zelle, or cash directly to the notary service. Click here to understand what documents need notarization. Reimbursement should be available through Misrad Haklita, and the details will be provided at MedEx.

Please make sure you review the documentation requirements for your field ahead of t MedEx and come prepared. If you do not come with all of your documents, please speak with our staff at MedEx or at another time to see how best to move forward. You can follow up by emailing us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Please come prepared with all of your documents! If you are unable to bring everything for any reason, we still encourage you to attend, as you’ll be able to present what you have, start an application, and speak with the Ministry of Health representatives in person.

Please bring an official letter from your school indicating that you’ll receive your diploma (with the anticipated graduation date) or a letter stating when you expect to fulfill your requirements to graduate. You’ll then be required to submit your diploma at a later date.

Professional Integrity Certificate (also known as a letter of good standing) is issued by the competent authorities from the applicant’s state of origin, confirming that there were no disciplinary, malpractice, or medical ethics complaints against the applicant. This letter must be mailed directly from the medical board of the state, in which you are licensed, to the Israeli ministry of Health. Another option is to have it mailed to your home address. However, you must keep it in its sealed envelope and submit it with the rest of your documents. In these two scenarios, no verification is needed. If your medical board will only do it by email, please contact us at [email protected].

Don’t give anyone your original documents! You’ll need to BRING your original documents for presentation and notary authentication, but you should keep them in your possession!

Please make sure you have an open Aliyah application. Please review the list of documents that you need to bring and come prepared.

If you are a nurse or psychologist, you’ll need to have your degree recognized by the Ministry of Education. Click here for more information. You can only complete this process as you get closer to your Aliyah date, or after you make Aliyah. This should not delay any other document processing toward your Israeli medical license. Should you have any questions about this process, please reach out to our specialist, Shlomit Ben-Michael, at [email protected].

Licensing Exams

Most professions require an exam, even if you have been practicing since the stone age. Most physicians will be exempt from an exam, dentists who have been practicing for 5 of the last 7 years are exempt, as are all psychologists. Pharmacists may be exempt from part of the exam if they have been practicing for 3 of the last 5 years.

Assuming that all of your documents are in order, and you would like to take the exam within the next 12 months, you can submit a request to register for the exam while at MedEx. Of course, you can also register for the exam at a later date.

No. However, you can take the exam in Israel as a tourist, pre-Aliyah after all of your medical licensing paperwork has been submitted and approved. In this case, there is a tourist affidavit that must be completed and signed by a lawyer.

The specific exam that you require is held twice a year, on specific dates. There are strict deadlines for each exam date. So, make sure to sign up on time.

You may take the exam in English, but you must indicate that on your exam request form. If you are taking the exam as a new Oleh you are entitled to 30 minutes extra time, upon presenting your Teudat Oleh (Aliyah booklet).

Only Nurses, Speech Therapists, and Audiologists who take the exam in English will also need to pass a Hebrew proficiency exam (Yael test 110) or complete a Hebrew Ulpan class level gimmel (score 70).

Among your other paperwork, you’ll have the opportunity to indicate and submit proof that you are entitled to be exempt from the exam. You must present proof of employment on letterhead from your employer as a licensed and practicing dentist for Five (5) of the last seven (7) years. If you are self-employed, your accountant – on letterhead – must provide proof of your work as a licensed dentist for this period of time.

Specialty recognition (relevant for physicians only)

It’s similar to your medical license and your board certification. In Israel, you’ll have your Israeli medical license (approved by the Ministry of Health) and your specialty recognition (approved by the Israeli Medical Association).

A Hatama – or as formerly called Histaklut – is an orientation/on-boarding period for doctors whereby you’ll mainly work in your specialty under supervision, usually in a hospital setting. It’s to your benefit to make the most of this time period, whether it’s learning cultural differences or how the computer and referral systems work. Please note that it’s incumbent on you to find a recognized location that will accept you for this time period. We encourage you to take advantage of the many hospitals at MedEx to discuss your options.

Misrad Haklita (the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration) set up a fund (קרן קליטה, Klita fund) to subsidize hospitals for the salaries of Olim doctors throughout their Hatama period. Please note: Misrad Haklita pays minimum wage ONLY (5400 NIS per month) and you can certainly negotiate a supplement, especially if your Hatama is conducted in the hospital in which you are expected to work. Discuss this with the HR liaison at the hospital in which you are going to work. Please contact us at [email protected] if you encounter any problems with this.

The specific exam that you require is held twice a year, on specific dates. There are strict deadlines for each exam date. So, make sure to sign up on time.

You may take the exam in English, but you must indicate that on your exam request form. If you are taking the exam as a new Oleh you are entitled to 30 minutes extra time, upon presenting your Teudat Oleh (Aliyah booklet).

Only Nurses, Speech Therapists, and Audiologists who take the exam in English will also need to pass a Hebrew proficiency exam (Yael test 110) or complete a Hebrew Ulpan class level gimmel (score 70).

Among your other paperwork, you’ll have the opportunity to indicate and submit proof that you are entitled to be exempt from the exam. You must present proof of employment on letterhead from your employer as a licensed and practicing dentist for Five (5) of the last seven (7) years. If you are self-employed, your accountant – on letterhead – must provide proof of your work as a licensed dentist for this period of time.

Appointments and time slots for licensing meetings

Yes! If you are attending MedEx and planning to submit your documentation for licensing, you need an appointment. You need to first register for the event and then you will have the opportunity to register for a specific appointment time.

We strongly encourage you to make a licensing appointment! MedEx appointments will fill up and therefore, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to assist you without an appointment. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]. If you only want to visit the vendor fair of hospitals and Kupot Holim you are welcome to do so, but need to register for the event.

Invitations to schedule appointments will be sent out starting mid-January and on a rolling basis depending on your target Aliyah year, profession, and other factors.

Please try to be flexible with your schedule, but if you’re still having a scheduling conflict, please email us at [email protected]

You may take the exam in English, but you must indicate that on your exam request form. If you are taking the exam as a new Oleh you are entitled to 30 minutes extra time, upon presenting your Teudat Oleh (Aliyah booklet).