Observership Programs

Observership Programs provide you with the opportunity of learning from Rambam's experts in their related fields. As an observer, you will have the opportunity of learning about complex medical conditions and following them in real time. While you cannot perform any medical procedures or provide any patient care, you can talk with patients, learn from them, and gain a deeper understanding of the processes behind implmentation of complex medical cases.

Meetings with your supervisor will provide you with the opportunity of seeking the rationale behind processes and procedures, and enhance your core competences and knowledge in a given field. Lectures of interest will provide new information that may not immediately be available in your home country. Furthermore, the diverse patient population treated at Rambam will expose you to a number of medical conditions that may be only rarely encountered in your home country.

Selected List of Medical Observerships

Observership Program: Details

What to Expect

> As an observer, you will follow your host faculty member throughout
    the clinical setting and attend related lectures and meetings.
> When observing patients, you will be accompanied by an attending
    physician, fellow, resident, healthcare staff, or supervisor at all times.
> You will not be able to perform or be involved in any direct patient
    care or research.
> You will not have access to patient records or have email privileges.

NOTE: Participation in an observership program at Rambam does not have any bearing on pending or future residency or fellowship applications. Furthermore, Rambam Health Care Campus Health is unable to provide any recommendation letters regarding your participation in the observership program.


Observerships typically range from 1 to 3 months.
For Observerships longer than 3 months, applications should be accompanied with an official request and explanation.


Education: Completion of the appropriate degree and a license to practice the related medical profession in your own country. Examples: M.D., license to practice medicine; R.N., license to practice nursing; etc.
Spoken and Written English Proficiency:  To provide you with a productive educational and learning experience, you must be proficient in spoken and written English. Of course, knowlege of Hebrew is helpful as well.

Required Documentation

> Copy of passport
> CV
> Personal statement/letter of intent
> Certified English translation of your medical school diploma
> Certified English translation of your medical license
> Proof of no criminal record (usually issued by a governmental body
    in your country)
> Full vaccination documentation

Sample Daily Agenda

07:30-08:30 - Morning departmental meeting

08:30-10:00 - Doctor's rounds

10:00-13:00 - Participate in clinics with departmental
   directors or senior physician | rounds with senior
   physician | individual collaborative work with
   department physicians

13:00-14:00 - Lunch/Break
14:00-15:30 - Continue as from 10:00-13:00

After 15:30 - Day Summary | Departmental Lecutres |

Contact Us

Contact us for an estimate for a Medical Observership Program.

A number of different specializations are available. We recommend that you visit our Departments and Clinics page to view some of the specializations in medicine practiced at Rambam Health Care Campus. When writing to us, please advise the following information:

Desired observation specialization (different specializations
    are possible for group members)
Number of people participating
Desired time period of the observation
Special requests

We look forward to hearing from you!