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Minnesota 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.

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Dec 2, 2019

Paia Vang


The Minnesota 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 Minnesota, 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.


Primary care physicians and specialty trained physicians are eligible to apply for a J-1 waiver.

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

A detailed description of the J–1 review and recommendation process is provided on the program website.

Completed applications should be submitted to:

Paia Vang
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
85 East 7th Place, Suite 220
St. Paul, MN 55101

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J-1 Visa Waiver · Physicians · Primary care · Specialty care · Minnesota

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