Program is available to qualified U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have spent at least 8 years out of the last 10 years residing in North America. The American Program in the Technion Faculty of Medicine offers an opportunity for students to pursue an M.D. educational program with a curriculum and course of study patterned after U.S. medical schools. Equal consideration is given to all applications from qualified applicants without regard to sex, religion, age, race, color, national origin, or physical handicap, within the meaning of applicable federal and state laws.
To qualify for admission an applicant must have:
1.Completed a baccalaureate degree and required pre-med courses (U.S. or Canadian college graduates) at the time of entrance into the program
2.Successfully completed the following courses:
- General Chemistry - one-year course with laboratory
- Organic Chemistry - one-year course with laboratory
- General Physics - one-year course with laboratory
- General Biology - one-year course with laboratory
- English Composition or Literature - one year
- (Statistics and Calculus are also strongly recommended)
3. Taken the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
The Admissions Committee has no preference regarding an applicant's undergraduate major. The committee is interested in the applicant's science preparation and in the breadth of the total undergraduate academic and extracurricular experiences. The TEAMS program hopes to attract highly qualified men and women whose personal qualities and achievements indicate great promise for becoming outstanding clinical physicians.
How to Apply
To apply for admission the applicant should submit the following materials:
1. A completed application form
2. The required application fee ($50)
3. Official results of the MCAT to be sent with the application
4. Official transcripts from all colleges attended
5. Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant's background in the sciences. An official letter from a college's premedical committee may substitute for the three letters of recommendation.
Materials should be sent to:
The Admissions Office
Technion American Medical Students Program
Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
12 Efron st. Bat Galim
The Technion American Program Admissions Office uses the following timetable:
October - May: Registration Period
February - June: Interview Period
April - July: Notification to applicants
The Admissions Committee evaluates applications after all supporting documents have been received. Members of the Admissions Committee carefully review applications taking in account the scope and quality of each student's academic background, MCAT scores, premedical committee evaluations, recommendations, and personal information. Potential candidates are invited for an interview by the Admissions Committee.
The Admissions Committee reviews the applications of all candidates who have been interviewed and recommends admission. The Admissions Committee will recommend candidates with attitudes of responsible individuals ready to pursue a medical education outside of North America. Candidates are notified of the committee's decision within three weeks following the final interview.
Tuition is $29,750 (US$)
Additional student association, security and welfare fees are set by the Technion and are updated yearly.
Payment can be made by U.S. dollar checks to the order of the "Technion-Faculty of Medicine" in two installments:
> First day of Winter Semester: 50% of tuition plus the addition fees
> First day of Spring Semester: 50% of tuition
During the first year at the Technion, microscopes are required for some courses. They may be rented from the Technion for a fee of $400 each.
We would like to remind you that it is up to each student to complete the mandatory vaccinations prior to beginning the studies in the Technion. Students must bring certifications for the immunizations received in the past (most recent ones) for: IPV, Td, MMR, TB, Hepatitis B (etc.). These certifications will need to be approved by the Israeli Medical Health Department.