Admission to medical school

  • Acceptance for applicants with academic background is subject to availability, the number of places are extremely limited.
  • Students  with academic backgroundare responsible for submitting an official signed copy of their transcripts that details the courses and grades they received throughout their studies.
  • Candidates will be ranked by a special committee according to a summary of their application, which includes their overall psychometric score, their GPA, high-school diploma (for those with a partial academic background), and the MOR and MERKAM exams.   
  • The last deadline for submitting applications for candidates with academic background is 31/3/2018. In any case, the last date for the psychometric exam for candidates applying for the 2018-2019 academic year is the March/April exam date. Scores for exams taken after that date will not be accepted.
  • Candidates accepted based on their academic background will not receive an exemption from clinical experience courses (i.e. "Clinical Tuesday- How to be a doctor") in the pre-clinical years (1st-3rd) and courses in the 3rd year (This does not include courses on evolution, clinical nutrition, epidemiology, and ethics and law. In accordance with the guidelines). It is important to note that exemptions from courses does not allow students an accelerated transition between academic years.
  • In addition to the Technion regulations regarding applicants with full or partial academic background, candidacy to the Faculty of Medicine- for applicants with academic background- will be examined as detailed below.

Applicants attending the 6 year track Medical School in Israel

  • Students who have completed one or more years of Medical School in Israel at the "6 - year track" may apply for the second, third fourth or fifth year at the Technion.
  • A special committee will consider the application.
  • Applicants should provide proof that they meet all the admissions' requirements for the stage of studies at the Technion to which they wish to be accepted, as well as confirmation that they are eligible for admission to that stage in the Medical School where they already study.
  • Applicants will be requested to provide curriculum vitae and a personal letter detailing why they want to join the faculty of Medicine.
  • The committee will consider the applicant's previous academic achievements, as well as his/her personal circumstances.
  • Committee decisions will be based on all the data included in the application package.
  • Admissions' decisions will depend on availability of open positions in the relevant year (which are very limited).

Applicants studying in other disciplines in Israel and abroad 

Only applicants from the following disciplines will be considered: Life Sciences, Nature Sciences, exact Sciences, dentistry or engineering.

  • Applicants in this category may apply only to the first yearof studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Technion. The Faculty may grant tests from certain courses, based on previous studies.
  • Preliminary consideration of applicants with a previous academic background will take into consideration the grades average of at least five semesters (must be at least 85) + the psychometric score (at least 700). These grades should be submitted as early as possible.
  • Admission is conditional upon completion of all requirements for the first degree.
  • Committee decisions will be based on all the data included in the application package.
  • Minimal scores for non-cognitive evaluation /M.O.R  grade.

Applicants studying in other disciplines in Israel and Abroad (after the first 3-4 semesters) – only to the 1st year

  • Only applicants from the following disciplines will be considered: exact sciences or engineering or Dentistry.
  • Applicants in this category may apply only to the first yearof studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Technion. The Faculty may grant tests from certain courses, based on previous studies.
  • Preliminary consideration of applicants with a previous academic background will take into consideration the grades average of 3-4 first semesters (must be at least 85) + the psychometric score (at least 700) + "Sechem" grade (at least 91). These grades should be submitted as early as possible.
  • Committee decisions will be based on all the data included in the application package.
  • Minimal grades for non-cognitive evaluation / M.O.R  grade.

Submission of documents attesting to academic background in all the above-mentioned disciplines

Note: The deadline for consideration of admission of applicants with a previous academic background, who have already applied to the Technion, is 31.3.2018.

Applicants with a previous academic background must submit all the application documents required of all new applicants; an official grade transcript, signed by the issuing institution, specifying courses taken during previous studies and the grades obtained.

Grade transcripts, which do not include an up-to-date cumulative grade average, will not be considered.

Applicants with grades from abroad should provide a notarized photocopy of their grades, together with a notarized translation to Hebrew.

Applicants in this category will be considered on the basis of their grade transcript and psychometric score (or the SAT). Applicants who have completed an academic degree must present their degree or proof of eligibility for the degree.

Candidates whose studies at the Technion were terminated due to poor academic performance, are entitled to apply to the Technion no earlier than two years after their studies were terminated. They will have to present, when registering, all documents pertaining to the termination of their studies.

Applicants with a previous academic background will not be considered on the basis of their "sachem" only.