About the Program

Students at Sackler study a patient-centered approach to medical care.

The Sackler School of Medicine New York State/American Program of Tel Aviv University is a partnership between the United States and Israel that has existed since 1976. Our program has trained approximately two thousand talented men and women who have become some of the finest physicians in the world. The program is housed at TAU's Sackler School of Medicine, which includes 20 research institutes, a large rehabilitation center, state-of-the-art bio- and nanotechnology, and cutting-edge research on a beautiful 170-acre campus. Sackler's faculty and research labs include 1,600 individuals, many of whom have been internationally recognized for their work in the field of medicine.


The program, which is a four-year course of study, is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York State and accredited by the State of Israel. It welcomes qualified citizens or permanent residents of the United States and Canada. Our students receive an exceptional academic foundation in the science of human disease, clinical skills to translate this knowledge into accurate diagnoses and treatments, and a firm grounding in ethical and empathetic doctor-patient relationships.


Some highlights of our porgram: 

  • Students are taught in English, and class size is limited to 63 students per class.
  • Clinical clerkships take place in 16 affiliated hospitals, including the largest medical center in the Middle East.
  • All fourth year students take 16 weeks of electives in American institutions approved by the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, including at least one, subinternship.
  • Each year our graduates earn residencies in America’s top hospitals and medical institutes such as the Cleveland Clinic, Mount Sinai, Stanford University Medical Center, Johns Hopkins, Montefiore, Tulane, NYU, Yale/New Haven, and many others.


We invite you to learn more about our program. Explore the site to learn about our students, our academic program, life in Tel Aviv, and much more. We also encourage you to view our video in which our physicians, students and alumni discuss our New York State/American program. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Dr. Stephen H. Lazar, Executive Dean


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