The Ministry of Health publicizes updated information regarding manpower in the health professions in Israel in 2013 ​

  • The number of new licenses has again begun to increase. In 2013, 1,011 licenses were issued, as compared to 547 in 2007.
  • The number of medical school graduates in Israel as a proportion of the population is low (3.8 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012) as compared to the OECD average (11.2).
  • At the end of 2013, 58% of specialist physicians held certificates of specialization in internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and psychiatry.
  • The percentage of women is high in pediatric and adolescent psychiatry (64%), family medicine (56%), pediatric neurology and child development (55%), endocrinology (60%), pediatric hemato-oncology (55%), diagnostic radiology (53%), geriatrics (53%), pediatrics (49%) and hematology (52%).
  • The ratio of dentists working in Israel to population (0.68 per 100,000 in 2012) is similar to the OECD average (0.65). The number of graduates of schools of dentistry is low in Israel (0.77 per 100,000 inhabitants) as compared to the OECD average (2.45).
The publication “Manpower in the health professions 2013” presents up-to-date information on the health professions in Israel in 2013, compared with the OECD countries. The publication contains information on the supply of trained health professionals and information on the workers.