Please note that submission of an original application to our office does not guarantee acceptance to the TAU Electives Program.
Accepted students will receive an emailed letter confirming their acceptance into the program.
Before starting an elective we need your scanned or posted Participant's Confirmation
Participants in the TAU Electives Program receive the status of a non-matriculated Tel Aviv University student.
Attendance regulations during electives
- Always carry a photocopy of your passport / ID.
- Regular attendance in the department of an elective is required during the whole period on morning shifts for 6-8 hours, excluding Fridays, Saturdays & some holidays.
- Occasional days off are provided for official holidays or program outings.
- Participants must notify the secretariats of both their department and the Electives Program regarding potential absences.
- We do not accept unjustified absences as part of an elective period.
Specific regulations for the program and all related facilities including hospitals, clinics, university campus and housing must be followed at all times. Any inappropriate behavior on the part of the participant may result in the removal of the student from the Electives Program and dorms / facilities without refund of handling or housing fees.
Equipment supplied at our clinics:
- White coats, scrubs, gloves, goggles, lab coats, masks, post exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
- Participants are required to bring their own stethoscope.
- Affordable meals are available at the hospital cafeterias. Please ask your hospitals coordinator upon arrival.
- Free WiFi is usually available on the TAU campus, hospitals, housing campuses & many public places such as cafes, restaurants etc.
- Computers are available in clinics, TAU libraries and in the Sackler Faculty buildings.
- The Gitter-Smolarz Library of Life Sciences and Medicine card is available at the program's office.
Medical Students' Organization Tel Aviv University
Medical Students' Organization is the official body representing medical students who study at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine.
It is a full member of both the Federation of Israeli Medical Students (FIMS) and the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). Its activities are many and varied: it formulates academic curricula, organizes social events and community service, and provides assistance in student affairs.
The organization participates in the Electives Program as part of its efforts to expand international exchange among students. It coordinates some of the administrative arrangements of the program, including dorm assignments, social events and exploratory trips in Israel (often held during July and August).