JERUSALEM (Jun. 9)
Every medical intern, coming to Israel for a vacation, is guaranteed with a job in one of the hospitals, Prof. Yaacov Menczel, director general of the Health Ministry said this week at a meeting with the director general of the Absorption Ministry and representatives of the Jewish Agency and Histadrut’s sick fund.
Any physician who commits himself to work one year in outlying areas will be able to complete his internship in one of the central hospitals, under a signed contract with the Ministry, Menczel said. The participants in the meeting also announced the existence of a special fund, to locate jobs for physicians returning from abroad. Some 40-50 physicians return annually out of 80 Israelis who complete their medical studies abroad every year. Although they have difficulties being admitted to work in the centrally located hospitals, Menczel said there is a demand for more doctors in outlying areas.