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Louisiana Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Louisiana Department of Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Yasmeen Mohammed


The Louisiana Conrad State 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 Louisiana, 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.


From October 1 to March 31st, 80% of the slots will be reserved for primary care physicians and 20% for specialists. If there are still slots remaining as of April 1st, all applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Primary care fields include pediatrics, ob/gyn, general internal medicine, family practice, general practice, and 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

Link to additional guidance are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Bureau of Primary Care & Rural Health
Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health
ATTN: Yasmeen Mohammed, Workforce Development Coordinator
P.O. Box 3118
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3118

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Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · J-1 Visa Waiver · Maternal health and prenatal care · Physicians · Primary care · Specialty care · Louisiana

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