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I am interested in working in Israel. Anyone know of any contacts to begin the due diligence on EM jobs for BC/BE ED physicians?
 

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bulgethetwine said:
I am interested in working in Israel. Anyone know of any contacts to begin the due diligence on EM jobs for BC/BE ED physicians?
I could possibly find some information for you. However, I am not sure if you are aware that there are no "EM" physicians in Israel (with the exception of a few in Jeruselem). It is not a recognized speciality here. The emergency departments are divided into Internal medicine, Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, and OB/Gyn. All patients are triaged into the appropriate area and seen by the specialist most appropriate to the problem. The system here works great, but it certainly does not mirror the american system.

Likewise, you might want to examine the payscale for physicians in Israel. If you have not finished paying your educational loans it is probably not a realistic idea to complete your loan payments on an Israeli physicians salary. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.
 

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There is a branch of EM in Israel. Only a few training programs exist. It is actually a fellowship from IM. You can contact Penny Halperin at Ichilov and he can assist you from there. He's a very big proponent of EM in Israel.

Otherwise I agree with the previous poster. 99% of Israeli EDs are staffed by internists, surgeons, pediatricians, etc. Also agree that working in Israel pays very little compared to the U.S. (I think most ED docs take home 30-40K U.S./year) and even less so in a hospital compared to private practice.
 

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beyond all hope said:
There is a branch of EM in Israel. Only a few training programs exist. It is actually a fellowship from IM. You can contact Penny Halperin at Ichilov and he can assist you from there. He's a very big proponent of EM in Israel.

Otherwise I agree with the previous poster. 99% of Israeli EDs are staffed by internists, surgeons, pediatricians, etc. Also agree that working in Israel pays very little compared to the U.S. (I think most ED docs take home 30-40K U.S./year) and even less so in a hospital compared to private practice.
I haven't heard of any dedicated EM training in Israel. The only exception that I am aware of is that anesthesiologists are trained for prehospital emergency medicine and thus ride with EMS. All of the physicians here that I know of that are interested in emergency medicine are considering training in the US. Many are hoping that it will change soon but it will certainly be a difficult transition...
 

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EM is in the process of becoming its own residency in Israel. While for the most part the EDs are divided into surgery and medicine departments, at least one is not. I am currently doing an elective in Tel Hashomer/Sheba Medical Center, which is near Tel Aviv. The ED setup is the same as in the US. The ED is divided into 3 separate sectors. Until 4:00, each sector is run by an EP. From 4-12, there is an EP in charge but each sector is run by a medicine resident. From midnight to 8 am, the medicine residents run the whole show. So there are still some aspects lacking, but at least until 4 pm every day, the ED is "American style."
If you're interested in getting some contact information, email me. I can give you some email addresses/phone numbers for EPs in the Tel Aviv area.