Iowa J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
The Iowa State Conrad 30 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 Iowa, 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 which typically have difficulty attracting and retaining physicians.
Eligible physician specialties include:
- Family practice
- General surgery
- General internal medicine (including hospitalists)
- Obstetrics/ gynecology
This is an incentive program that offers foreign physicians a visa waiver, allowing them to work in the U.S.
Completed applications should be mailed to:
Primary Care Office
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Waiver request applications are accepted annually beginning the first Tuesday in September and concluding the last Friday in October. Waiver request packages received after the last Friday in October will be considered only if all 30 slots are not already filled.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.