Fewer Israeli physicians in the pipeline than in the developed world
Author: A Picture of the Nation 2014
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December 30, 2014
Fewer Israeli physicians in the pipeline than in the developed world: While the number of physicians in Israel is high relative to the population – largely due to the mass immigration from the former Soviet Union of the 1990s – it has been declining steadily and approaching the OECD average.
The annual share of medical school graduates in the population provides a glimpse of the future. This number is considerably less than that in the U.S. and the OECD and has been in decline for more than a decade – in marked contrast to the steady increase in the OECD.
There have been efforts to reverse this negative trend with the opening of a new medical school in Safed and the easing of requirements for the attainment of a medical degree.