Exchange Conditions of FIMS

Working Conditions
Languages Remarks
Clerkship Type
- Clinical Clerkship
A clinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic, such as Dermatology and Pediatrics.
Required level of studies
Clinical Students only.
Graduated students allowed

Even if accepted by the hosting country, students must be still enrolled in university by the time the Application Form is sent.
Clerkship Duration
4 weeks, 7 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
What to Bring
- Stethoscope
Academic Quality
Special Remarks
FIMS - ISRAEL reserves the right to cancel any exchange period & housing period if it receives any complaints of misconduct or unethical practice both in hospital & at the lodgings. The students responsible for such acts are held liable for any damage occurrence during the exchange. 

We will not tolerate students directly contacting head of departments prior to the exchange - this kind of behavior will lead to the immediate cancelation of the student's exchange with the student accepting full responsibility.

We only accept active students, we cannot accept students that already Graduated.

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Cities Remarks
Calendar Remarks
Possible dates ranges:
April 2022 - not possible,
October 2022 - not possible,
Exchange period cannot begin or end on Fridays, On Saturdays and during the following National Holidays:
National holidays:


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Disciplines Remarks
Pocket money
- Hospital
- Host family
- Student flat
- Dormitory
Social Program
Social program is active only during the summer (July - August) and usually includes social gatherings and a day trip.
During the rest of the year we plan social evenings.
Student with disabilities
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks

Before Arrival:

- AF need to be submitted at least 5 months in advance for July & August, and at least 3 months in advance for the rest of the year. 

- Any question/request should be directed only through your NEO.

- We do not accept more than 2 students from the same country on the same month.

- We are trying to place couples as they request, but we can’t promise that.

- It is forbidden to contact anyone from department or hospital.

- We are not informed in advance by departments who will be supervising exchange students.

- Please do not purchase travel arrangements before receiving your card of acceptance.

- Please read all information documents: 

After Arrival:

- We can’t meet students at airport!

- Report to hospital & housing according to your Card of Acceptance.

- Department & Housing coordinators:

- Lunch Refunds: FIMS Israel (by LEO) will be refunding every student for one hot meal (lunch) every working day, at the hospital dining room. Food refunds will be given by every local exchange officer, only according to the receipts presented.

- Please see LC’s CP List and information:
Application Form
Unilateral fee
690 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee

Payment procedure for Unilateral fees ONLY upon our request to pay, NOT BEFORE !
Visa requirements
Please check the ministry of foreign affairs website.
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks

For Unilateral exchange:

Before payment:
- As soon as a Unilateral exchange Application Form is submitted on the IFMSA website, we must get an Email from you to [email protected]:

“My Unilateral Application Form No. ….. Name: ….. is submitted on the IFMSA website. Please, update me on my Unilateral Payment procedure.”

- Payments will be only: After Applicant will be informed by FIMS when to pay.

- Since all the arrangements for students are always prepaid - payment must be taken care of close to the time of submitting the AF. We reserve the right to not accept unilateral students who did not make the payment on time.

- Do not forget to send us an email after paying!

- Please make sure that the full amount is transferred (the price does not include the processing fees!)

Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Health Insurance
- Paper
- Passport copy
- Paper
- Photo(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Immunisation Record
- Paper
Special documents
Upon Arrival documents
- Immunisation Form
- Paper
The standard documents are the basic documents that the students are asking for and the special documents are less important, as only some Local Committees ask for them. So it's mandatory to upload the standard documents, but not the special ones. (Students do it when asked for by the LEO/NEO.)
The upon arrival documents are hard copies documents that the students are requested to take with them in the host country.”
Immunization requirements
Immunization Form (FIMS format):

note: all students must show a COVID-19 FDA/EMA approved Vaccination certificate or recovery certificate from the last 6 months


Participants coming to Israel for the IFMSA exchange program are responsible for meeting their own health & accident care costs, including hospitalization. It is therefore IMPERATIVE that all participants be in possession of a PERSONAL Travel, Health and Accident Insurance. Students who fail to produce copies of their insurance risk having their exchange period automatically canceled without any refund. 

The Federation of Israeli Medical Students (“FIMS” ) or any person such as: hosting hospitals, dorms, social program organizers, operators and any other hosts will neither provide nor offer medical care or insurance coverage to participants, and are not responsible in any way for the health and safety of the exchange student. 

Malpractice insurance is not obligatory, but RECOMMENDED. 

Make sure your luggage (including valuables/laptop) is covered by your insurance. Hosting hospitals/dorms/FIMS or any other hosts will not be held responsible for loss/theft of your property."

3 Weeks

Special remarks

Card of Acceptance
8 Weeks
Special remarks
Card of Confirmation
4 Weeks
Special remarks
10 Weeks
Special remarks

In case of cancellation no money will be refunded, after we send the CA no Cancellation is approved only substitution (If applicable)

8 Weeks
Special remarks

We prefer substitutions to cancellations. Substitute is possible for the same period, gender and Department as originally confirmed. The substitute Application Form must arrive to our office not later than 60 days before the 1st day of the exchange period.

Additional Information
Update Date
10/01/2021 10:44
Validation Date
08/15/2017 00:00
Special remarks

- All our regulation details are mandatory. Failure to comply with these regulations while on Exchange may risk termination of your participation in the program, without any compensation.

- In light of the worldwide Corona –Virus events: Please, check updates for entering Israel which should comply with the guidelines for International travelers issued by the Ministry of Health:

- We do urge you to purchase cancelable and refundable travel arrangements.