Post#1: Overview of the Foreign Licensing Recognition Process by the Department of Medical Professions at the Ministry of Health (Misrad HaBriut).

Overview of the Foreign Licensing Recognition Process by the Department of Medical Professions at the Ministry of Health (Misrad HaBriut). In order to practice medicine in Israel, you are required to hold a license issued by the Department of Medical Professions of the Ministry of Health (Misrad HaBriut). To be eligible for a license, you must have completed your studies at a recognized medical school in the US, Canada or the UK, as well as one year of internship or clinical work (the … Continued

Post#2: What Documents Does Misrad HaBriut Really Need, in Order to Obtain Recognition as a Foreign-Trained Doctor in Israel?

  In our last post, we gave an overview of the Foreign Licensing Recognition Process by the Department of Medical Professions at the Ministry of Health (Misrad HaBriut). In this post, we discuss what documents Misrad HaBriut really needs, in order to obtain recognition as a foreign-trained doctor in Israel. The following documents should be submitted: Application/registration form (properly completed in duplicate and in Hebrew; this will be considered in further detail in our next post). Request to take the licensing … Continued

Post#3: Important Points to Note When Completing the Questionnaire and Application Form!

    In our last post, we explained which documents the Israeli Health Ministry (Misrad HaBriut) requires, to enable foreign-trained doctors to have their professional credentials recognized in Israel. The first two of these documents are: A 4-page Questionnaire – Application to Practise Medicine in Israel (“She’eilon”)  A Request to Take the State Licensing Exam (“Bakasha Le’Hibachein”) Both of these documents must be properly completed in Hebrew, signed, and submitted to the MoH Licensing Department, along with all the supporting … Continued

Post#4: Employment Verification and Good Standing Letter – What Should Be Included?

    In our last post, we offered a number of pointers when completing the two important Hebrew documents in the quest for recognition of one’s foreign licensing credentials by the Israeli Health Ministry (Misrad HaBriut):  (1) the 4-page Questionnaire – Application to Practise Medicine in Israel (“She’eilon”); (2) the Request to Take the State Licensing Exam (“Bakasha Le’Hibachein”). In this post, we take a look in greater detail at two of the documents required in the licensing recognition process: … Continued

Post#5: What Happens After You Submit Your Documents to Misrad HaBriut? And Can I Really Receive Reimbursement for the Fees I Spend on Notarized Translations?!

In our last 4 posts, we conducted an overview of the main documents that need to be submitted to the Israeli Health Ministry (Misrad HaBriut), when applying for recognition of one’s foreign licensing credentials in Israel. In this post, we discuss what happens after you submit your documents – and also how to claim reimbursement for the fees you expend on your notarized translations! First, my advice is – send your documents to the Health Ministry via courier only. I … Continued

Post#6: Documents Required for Specialty Recognition by the Scientific Council at the Israel Medical Association

In our last 5 posts, we reviewed the main documents that need to be submitted to the Israeli Ministry of Health (Misrad HaBriut), when applying for recognition of one’s foreign licensing credentials in Israel. We also outlined how reimbursement can be obtained for monies expended on notarized translations in the licensing process. In our next post in this series, we discuss the process for obtaining specialty recognition for those who hold a certificate of specialization from abroad. This is a … Continued

Post#7: What Happens Next – After Submitting Your Specialty Recognition Documents to the Scientific Council and After Your Provisional License to Practise Medicine From Misrad HaBriut Expires?

This is our last post in this series, in which we discuss: “What Happens Next?” – (a) After you have submitted your specialty recognition documents to the Scientific Council (Moatza Mada’it) of the Israel Medical Association; and  (b) After your provisional license expires that you obtained from the Ministry of Health. (a) Receiving Your Specialty License Once the Scientific Council receives and processes your documents, they will send you a letter explaining what you need to do in order to … Continued