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The Technion American Medical Students Program

The Technion American Medical Students (TEAMS) Program offers an excellent opportunity for qualified U.S. or Canadian pre-med college graduates, to pursue a career as physicians, for the M.D. degree in the Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.

The program began in 1983. All the hundreds of graduates have successfully passed the licensing exams to return to the U.S.A. or Canada. All graduates have been accepted for residency positions, many amongst the prestigious specialties and subspecialties. 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, is just one of 20 faculties and departments of the Technion. As an integral part of Israel's only science 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.

The Faculty of Medicine is housed in the Rappaport Building, in Bat-Galim, Haifa, next to the Rambam Medical Centerand on the Mediterranean shore. The main Technion campus is located in Neve Sha'anan, Haifa and is the home of other Technion faculties and departments. 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 take place in formally accredited clinical departments of three affiliated medical centers in Haifa (Rambam Medical Center, Bnai Zion Medical Center, and Carmel Medical Center), and in additional affiliated centers in the nearby cities.  

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).