Electives for Overseas Medical Students

Students on a clinical rotation



As a part of the Tel Aviv University community, we continue to regularly monitor the situation here.


As soon as it will be possible to process registrations for Electives for clinical MD students studying abroad, it will be updated here: https://en-med.tau.ac.il/elective_program



The Faculty of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel's largest institute of medical education and offers a wide variety of degree programs.


TAU's Electives Program for clinical rotations established in 1986. It offers the opportunity to explore options while developing new skills.


It is solely responsible for the registration and approval of rotation placements for overseas MD students at any accredited departments affiliated with Tel Aviv University in Israel, all of which have an equally high level of professional education and instruction. We do not offer rotations in our clinical affiliated departments for pre-clinical students.


Vacancies are limited.


Activity during Electives:

Participants take part in routine departmental clinical activities, in bedside supervised rounds, and attend seminars and conferences.


Due to hospital restrictions, practical hands-on training is limited.


We do not have detailed syllabus descriptions for electives.


Theoretical lectures, clinical research and exams are not a part of this program.


Clinical work is carried out in Hebrew. Patient files and reports are in Hebrew. Lab reports are generally in English. Hospital and clinic staff assist students with non-Hebrew speaking patients whenever possible.


Participants official status is that of non-matriculated Tel Aviv University students, with the accompanying rights, duties, and responsibilities equivalent to the medical students of the Faculty of Medicine on their elective rotations.


TAU's Elective Program cannot sign agreements with applicant’s home school. Any Forms from applicant’s school are subject to the Electives Program discretion.


Registration & Placement process: Is as specified here (it is impossible now)


Please be sure you have reviewed all submission details before submitting your application.


We don't offer housing assistance. The Israel Youth Hostels Association (IYHA) is a non-profit organization under the Ministry of Education's Youth and Social Administration.


Placement is according to department type preference only, at any TAU’s affiliated department, all of which have an equally high level of professional education and instruction. Approval from departments does not signify that you have been accepted to rotate.


The departments do not inform us in advance, regarding who will be supervising the participants.


When checking into the elective rotation and during the elective period, participants must:


Present all the following to any associate of the program:

1. Letter of acceptance from elective’s office with passport / ID 2. Recent Original documents in English or Hebrew as specified

3. Personal record/booklet of vaccinations.


Any question / inquiry / before, during or after an elective rotation should be directed through the TAU’s Electives Program office only.


Our administration is regularly active and online through email correspondence for any assistance you may need.


One should regularly check for program updates: https://en-med.tau.ac.il/elective_program


Address: Electives Program Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University 6997801 Tel Aviv Israel

Phone: +972-3-6423428

Fax: +972-3-6407321

Website: https://en-med.tau.ac.il/elective_program

Email: elective@tauex.tau.ac.il

Office location: Faculty of Medicine, School of Medicine, room 101






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