Application Process

Admittance Terms


The program updates guidelines from time to time. 


In light of the recent worldwide events:

  • We are currently unable to accept overseas citizens. Please continue to check for updates.
  • TAU’s Electives Program Participants must present hospital’s elective coordinator an evidence of the date entering Israel which should comply with the guidelines for International travelers issued by the Ministry of Health  which evolve rapidly.
  • Sponsored motels for isolation are not available.
  • We do urge you to purchase cancelable and refundable travel arrangements.


Before applying, please be sure you are acquainted with the following:


During elective Applicants must: 

  • Be fully matriculated overseas M.D. students, that have completed their official clinical studies in requested discipline area/s for elective.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of spoken and written Hebrew or English.
  • Follow all guidelines for registration and enrollment. Failure to comply may result in a delay in admittance into the Program. 

Unless officially approved in writing by this Program confirming their acceptance relating to their Application No., applicants do not constitute acceptance.


Filing applications:


During a calendar year, it is possible to take an elective one time in each division, for a minimum of 3 weeks and not exceeding 8 weeks

  • Each elective rotation Application form requires a different login and password.                                                                                                
  • Overlapping elective departments / periods not permitted. 
  • The program can accept a student for up to 24 weeks of electives in total during M.D. studies.  
  • Listing more than one choice of department on an Application is preferred.
  • Placements are only according to applicant's department/s type preferences in any accredited teaching site affiliated with TAU. Neither overseas nor TAU's students can choose a specific placement site.


Placement process at all hospital departments and primary care clinics affiliated with TAU, is done in full accordance with our guidelines
The placement process beings after the Electives Office receives the documents below to and no more than 6 months before an elective:


Please note: On Friday, Saturday and on the Holidays listed below, Electives / Student Exchange cannot begin / end. During these times, there is limited clinical activity, no academic activity, and administrative offices are closed.  


In the summer months, specifically in August when vacation is common, there is limited clinical activity and less appointed medical procedures.   






March 6-11

February 25-27

March 16-19

Passover  *no electives during this time

April 3-18

March 26-April 4

April 15-23

Israeli Independence vacation

April 28- May 2

April 14-17

May 4-7


May 28-30

May 14-17

June 3-5

Jewish New Year holidays *no electives during this time

Sept 18- Oct 11

Sept 3- Oct 2

Sept 23-Oct 17















Timeframe of placements


On the condition that an elective application arrived to our office up to 4 months before an elective period begins and fulfilled all requirements to enable us to start the placement process.  


We do our best to provide placements as soon as possible, and up to 40 days before an elective period.






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