The Technion American Medical Students (TEAMS) Program offers qualified American and Canadian college graduates, the opportunity to live in Israel while completing their medical studies at the world-renowned Rappaport Faculty of Medicine.
The program began in 1983. The program couples a strong curriculum in basic medical sciences at a world-class technological institute with clinical education at some of the finest medical centers in the country. Studying in Israel considerably enriches the medical school learning.
The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
The Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, founded in 1969. As an integral part of Israel's only science and technology university, the medical faculty is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the most up-to-date technology in all major fields of science and engineering and to educate highly skilled, technologically oriented physicians. The Technion has ongoing collaboration agreements with the world's leading institutions in medicine and bio-medical engineering. One such agreement with Johns Hopkins University has recently been signed and is actively advancing. Most recently, the Technion has partnered with Cornell University, and construction is underway for an applied sciences campus in New York City.
The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine is housed on the Rambam Health Care Campus (RHCC), in historic Bat-Galim, at the Southern tip of Haifa. This campus, on Mediterranean Shore, combines three world class facilities: Rambam Medical Center, The Rappaport Family Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences and the Rappaport School of Medicine. The Faculty of Medicine serves as the academic core for the study of medicine in northern Israel. It contains the basic science research laboratories and the preclinical teaching departments, which include biochemistry, physiology, biophysics, immunology, pharmacology, microbiology, anatomy and other morphological sciences, as well as teaching labs, the central medical library, seminar rooms, and lecture halls. Clinical education and research also take place in affiliated hospitals in Northern Israel, including Bnai Zion Medical Center, Carmel Medical Center, HaEmek Medical Center, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Laniado Hospital, and Western Galilee Hospital of Naharia.
The M.D. degree of the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is fully accredited by the Israeli National Council for Higher Education and is listed in the Directory of Medical Programs of the World Health Organization.
The student in the TeAMS program fulfills 36 months of study, as required from foreign (non-USA) medical school graduates in order to be licensed in the United States. Graduates of the Technion Faculty of Medicine who plan to return to the United States may participate in AMA-approved internship and residency programs upon certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), which is granted after passing parts I and II of the U.S. Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE).