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Lack of Vacancies in Israel’s Medical Schools; Latin American Students Turned Away

A Jewish Agency official said that Jewish medical students from Latin American countries applying for admission to Israeli medical schools were being turned away because of a shortage of vacancies. According to Yehuda Dominitz, deputy director of the Jewish Agency’s immigration department, there was a heavy demand for enrollment from Jewish students in Venezuela and Colombia. Israel has three medical schools, one each attached to the Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University and the University of Haifa.