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Arizona J-1 Visa Waiver Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Arizona Department of Health Services
Nov 30, 2023

Edith Di Santo, MPH


The Arizona J-1 Visa Waiver Program offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Arizona, waiving the foreign medical residency requirement and allowing them to remain in the United States. The program is intended to provide physician services in areas that typically have difficulty attracting and retaining physicians.


Primary care, psychiatrist, and specialty care physicians are eligible to apply.

Specific eligibility information is provided on the program website.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This is an incentive program that offers foreign physicians a visa waiver, allowing them to work in the U.S.

Application process

Links to the application resources page and online application portal are available on the program website.

Applications may also be submitted by mail to:

J-1 Visa Waiver Program Manager
Bureau of Women's and Children's Health
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 320
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · J-1 Visa Waiver · Physicians · Primary care · Specialty care · Arizona

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