If you have not completed an internship overseas prior to making Aliyah, you are required to complete an internship, or stage, in Israel. Before you start working as an intern, you must pass the Israeli internship exam. This exam is very similar to the USMLE Level 2 and is given twice a year.

The following documents must be submitted to Misrad HaBriut, in order to receive permission to take the entrance exam for Stage (internship). Stage placement is determined by lottery. For more information and updates, see the Misrad Habriut website: http://www.health.gov.il/pages/default.asp?pageid=2362&parentid=2262&catid=306&maincat=4(Scroll down to view information for physicians from abroad.)

• 2 passport photos.
• 2 photocopies of your Teudat Zehut, including the address stub. (If you are a tourist, please submit 2 photocopies of your passport with valid authorization for living in Israel.)
• Official confirmation of start and end date of studies. Often, this information appears on your diploma or transcript. If not, you can request a letter from your medical school indicating your start and end date.
• Final diploma from a recognized university (or certification from a university regarding completion of studies, completion of all requirements for the university, and entitlement to a degree in medicine to be awarded on a certain date).
• Fill out two copies of each of the following forms. A photocopy is not sufficient. Forms must be written in Hebrew:
1. בקשה להבחן
2. שאלון לעובדים מקצועיים בתחום הבריאות

All English documents must be translated and notarized. See my blog post on “Notarized Translations for the Israeli Ministry of Health (Misrad HaBriut)”: http://www.jacksonadvocates.net/notarized-translations-for-the-israeli-ministry-of-health-misrad-habriut/.

For further information on Internships, see the “Nefesh Be’Nefesh” website: http://www.nbn.org.il/aliyahpedia/employment-a-entrepreneurs/professions-index/463-physicians.html

For further information in translating and notarizing documents for the licensing process (whether pre or post Aliyah), feel free to contact Simon at: ++972-737-40-60-40 / ++972-0545-742-374 / simon@jacksonadvocates.net.

It is Simon’s policy to charge only for the notarization process at the rate prescribed by law in the case of a notarized translation, with no additional cost for undertaking the actual translation of documents, wherever possible.