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Iowa J-1 Visa Waiver Program

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Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Primary Care Office
Oct 25, 2019

Program information:

Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation information:


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
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
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 application instructions and additional guidance are available on the program website.

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.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · J-1 Visa Waiver · Physicians · Prenatal care and obstetrics · Primary care · Surgery · Iowa

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