Insurance and Immunizations

General Information

The Tel Aviv University Electives Program, the Medical Students’ Organization of TAU, and all affiliated departments, clinical sites, social programs, dormitories, as well as any other related persons or places are not responsible in any way for the health and safety of the Tel Aviv University Elective Program participants. This program neither provides nor offers medical care or insurance coverage of any kind to its participants.


Participants, who fail to provide the following documentation of insurance and immunization to the Electives Program authorities during their attendance in this program risk having their elective placement and housing automatically canceled without any compensation or refunds. 


Insurance Requirements


  • Overseas residents must be in possession of personal health and accident insurance, including hospitalization coverage valid in Israel, throughout their entire elective / housing period. 
  • Israeli residents must be in possession of personal valid insurances: with Bituah-Leumi, Kupat-Holim, and Personal Accidents through their entire elective / housing period.
  • Malpractice insurance is not obligatory, but recommended. 


Immunization Requirements

The Israeli Ministry of Health advises us that during your elective period you must have a recent, original hard copy, signed & stamped vaccination verification from your school in English only. See below for example.

Please bring your personal record / booklet of vaccinations as well.


Vaccinations Verification Form (To be filled in BLOCK LETTERS)

T O   W H O M   I T   M A Y   C O N C E R N

Student’s Name:__________________________

Date of Birth:_____________________________

Medical School: _________________________

I hereby certify that the above named individual has been sufficiently immunized, covering the required immunizations for students in the health professions at our Medical School.

Authorized by Name:   __________________                        


Signature:   ___________________________ School’s Seal:



Israeli residents:

חובה להביא האישור הנ"ל באנגלית מביה"ס בו מתבצעים הלימודים לתואר MD,

מומלץ גם להצטייד לפני תחילת אלקטיב במסמך עדכני ומקורי ממשרד הבריאות המאשר: ביצוע חיסונים של עובד מערכת הבריאות ותלמיד מקצועות הבריאות; בהתאם להוראות חיסונים משרד הבריאות באתר: 






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