How Israel Is Trying to Keep 'Fake' Doctors Out of Its Medical System

Some 60 percent of all physicians in Israel studied medicine abroad. Alongside excellent schools in Jordan and Hungary, many of these doctors have attended institutions health officials call ‘business enterprises’ or ‘fake schools’ – and some will go to any lengths to pass the Israeli licensing exam

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Ronny Linder
Ronny Linder
Ronny Linder
Ronny Linder

About an hour before the end of the Israeli licensing exam for graduates of medical schools abroad, an alert proctor suddenly hears suspicious beeping coming from the direction of one of the examinees. When she approaches, he immediately leaps to his feet and rushes out of the room. It turned out that a card-like listening device had been attached to his shirt by means of a thin wire. Unluckily for him, the device’s battery apparently ran out at the wrong moment and started to beep. He begged the monitor not to disqualify him, but when he realized it was a lost cause he sprinted out of the building.

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