Iowa J-1 Visa Waiver Program
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Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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
Eligible physician specialties include:
- Family practice
- General internal medicine
- General pediatrics
- Mental healthcare:
- General psychiatry
- Geriatric psychiatry
- Child/adolescent psychiatry
- Substance use disorders
Amount of funding
This is an incentive program that offers foreign
physicians a visa waiver, allowing them to work in the
application instructions and additional guidance are
available on the
Completed applications should be mailed to:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Policy and Workforce Services
J-1 Visa Waiver Program
321 E 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
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.
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · J-1 Visa Waiver · Maternal health and prenatal care · Physicians · Primary care · Substance use and misuse · Iowa
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