A doctor who has completed his studies abroad, who holds a recognized diploma and has not completed the internship in the country where he studied, will be eligible to practice medicine in Israel only after having successfully withstood the government examination prior to medical internship, after which one year’s internship at a recognized institution will follow.

The Government Licensing Examination in General Medicine (previously known as Israeli Medical Liscensing Exam-IMLE) is held twice a year: in the winter and in the summer.

The IMLE contains 220 questions covering the 5 main fields in medicine: Internal, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry.


The upcoming exam dates:

  • 24.10.2019
  • 23.04.2020
  • 02.11.2020