Applicants must complete a four year (or three year) undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
We require one year of physics, one year of biology, and two years of chemistry, one of which must be organic chemistry with labs and lectures. Other optional recommendations include genetics and developmental biology.
Students must submit MCAT scores obtained within the preceding three years, along with their AAMC ID number. Although we realize the MCAT test will be revised beginning in April 2015, we will continue to accept an MCAT score that is up to four years old prior to submission of your application.
Applicants who are residents of countries where the MCAT is not offered may submit equivalent alternatives (like the UKCAT, the GRE, or the GAMSAT) as approved by the school. More than 15% of the student body is comprised of non-US, international students. International students must hold a passport from a country that has diplomatic relations with Israel.
Students who have completed a master’s degree in public health (MPH) are encouraged to apply.
Applications are also accepted from students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-science major if they have completed the necessary prerequisites for the study of medicine. (see above)
Students who lack the required premedical courses may consider applying to Columbia University’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program.
Individuals with degrees from universities where the language of instruction is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), taken within one year of the application date.
Travel to Israel and the ability to remain for the full four years of study is only possible for students with passports from countries that have diplomatic relations with Israel.
It is each student’s responsibility to ensure they possess a valid passport and student visa, which is granted by the Israeli Ministry of the Interior, for the duration of the four years of study in Israel. The Medical School for International Health does not grant deferments to students who are unable to obtain the necessary documents to enter or study in Israel, nor can it reverse decisions taken by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Travel to Israel and the ability to remain for the full four years of study is only possible for students with passports from countries that have diplomatic relations with Israel. For a list of countries that currently have diplomatic relations, please contact the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Click here for the Israel Embassy and Consulate directory.
Israeli nationals who have completed high school in Israel must apply to the Israeli school of the Joyce and Irving Goldman Medical School at BGU and follow the regulations of the Israeli Council for Higher Education.