A good working knowledge of Hebrew is essential. It is strongly advised to take Ulpan upon arrival. Even where an immigrant doctor works entirely with speakers of his/her mother tongue, it is still necessary to deal with the various agencies that make up the Israeli medical network.
Please note: It is the policy of the Israeli Ministry of Health that physicians must be able to read and understand test results, medical records, and documentation written in Hebrew by other physicians.
Occasionally, the Israeli Ministry of Aliyah and Integration provides a medical Ulpan (in-person and/or online) based on registration availability. To participate, individuals must either complete a regular Ulpan course or pass a Hebrew entrance exam. If you want Nefesh B’Nefesh to share your details with the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, please fill out this form: http://eepurl.com/ilYitk.