Shalom Life | May 22, 2015

Physicians from the Former Soviet Union to Ply Their Trade in Israel

Immigrant Doctors Part of Program to Counter Local Doctor Shortage

By: Joshua Berkman

Published: September 5th, 2012 in News » World

Physicians from the Former Soviet Union to Ply Their Trade in Israel

The Jewish Agency for Israel has facilitated the Aliyah of 40 young immigrant doctors from the former Soviet Union. These doctors will participate in a program, run jointly by the Jewish Agency and the Ministry of Absorption, to fast track their integration into Israel’s medical system.

Currently, there are roughly 200 fewer doctors graduating from Israeli medical schools, per year, compared to the country’s needs. This program provides intensive Hebrew language instruction and licensing exam preparation. It is one of numerous Jewish Agency initiatives that allow highly-educated and professionally-trained immigrants to continue their careers in Israel with minimal delays. It also illustrates that, through a strong connection with Jews of the Diaspora, Israel can tap the vast pool of talent that exists in the global Jewish family.

At a welcome ceremony earlier this week, Natan Sharansky, The Jewish Agency’s Chairman of the Executive, said that the program - which currently assists 100 doctors, each year, from the former Soviet Union - will soon begin catering to doctors emigrating from Europe and North American immigrant doctors in addition to those from the former Soviet Union.

“When we expand the program to France and the United States, we will bridge the gap,” Sharansky said.

During their training period, these doctors and their families will live at Beit Canada in Ashdod, one of 22 Jewish Agency absorption centers that provide subsidized housing, Hebrew language instruction, educational services as well as cultural and social events to nearly 10,000 immigrants a year.
Hamas Propaganda Video is An Israeli Sensation  Hamas Propaganda Video is An Israeli Sensation TrendingUltra-Orthodox Paper Blurs Faces of Female Israeli Ministers Ultra-Orthodox Paper Blurs Faces of Female Israeli Ministers TrendingHasidic Woman Gives Birth to First Child At 65 Hasidic Woman Gives Birth to First Child At 65 Trending
 

Israeli Researchers Working on Innovative Project to End Global Water Shortage

May 21, 2015 | By Maayan Jaffe, JNS.org
Israeli Researchers Working on Innovative Project to End Global Water Shortage

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University, Technion, Hebrew University, and Australia's Monash University are working to develop "water sensitive cities

Read More

Neat Israeli Pen Lets You Answer Calls and Send Texts Without Your Phone

May 21, 2015 | By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels
Neat Israeli Pen Lets You Answer Calls and Send Texts Without Your Phone

Phree is a smart mobile input pen engineered and designed by the Israeli team at OTM Technologies

Read More

Israeli Parkinson's Patient Gets Fresh Look on Life Thanks to New Treatment

May 21, 2015 | By Ynet News
 Israeli Parkinson's Patient Gets Fresh Look on Life Thanks to New Treatment

Guy Yohanan was just 33 when he was diagnosed with degenerative disease; his prognosis seemed bleak until his doctor recommended a new therapy

Read More

WATCH: Lady Gaga Accepts ADL's Making a Difference Award

May 21, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
WATCH: Lady Gaga Accepts ADL's Making a Difference Award

"Thank you so much for everything that you have been doing in the past 100 years," the famous pop star says to Anti-Defamation League

Read More

New Reality Show Recreates the Conditions of the Nazi Occupation

May 21, 2015 | By Daina Goldfinger
New Reality Show Recreates the Conditions of the Nazi Occupation

A Czech program is to be released that puts reality show participants in a competition set during Hitler's reign

Read More

Everybody Who's Anybody Showed up at David Letterman's Last Show

May 21, 2015 | By Daina Goldfinger
Everybody Who's Anybody Showed up at David Letterman's Last Show

Foo Fighters, Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Carey, Tina Fey, and more, show up for last show

Read More

Israeli Judo Team Detained at Moroccan Border

May 21, 2015 | By Daina Goldfinger
Israeli Judo Team Detained at Moroccan Border

The Moroccan authorities held the team because of "security concerns"

Read More

Hamas Propaganda Video is An Israeli Sensation

May 21, 2015 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Hamas Propaganda Video is An Israeli Sensation

Video trying to intimidate Israelis from joining the IDF has become a popular hit with Israelis

Read More

More Headlines