The Director General of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Roni Gamzu, has recently signed regulations enabling candidates to sit the USMLE examination as a licensing examination for medicine graduates who studied overseas ​

The Director General of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Roni Gamzu, has recently signed regulations enabling candidates to sit the USMLE examination as a licensing examination for medicine graduates who studied overseas (“Medical Doctors’ Regulations (conditions for granting an examination waiver) (amended), 2013”).
The regulations are currently worded such that they require the completion of all the examinations of that stage (step 1+2).
Step 2 also requires examination of clinical skills (CS).
The Ministry of Health intends to submit an amendment for discussion in the Labor, Welfare and Health Committee of the Knesset, according to which step 2 will include only examination of clinical knowledge (CK). This step is subject to the Labor, Welfare and Health Committee’s schedule and its agreement. 
The policy of the Ministry of Health regarding Israelis who are studying overseas is to facilitate a transition to the Israeli health system as rapidly as possible, after conclusion of an examination that is of a high standard and fair.