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New Mexico Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program

New Mexico Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Melanie Keams


The New Mexico 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 New Mexico, 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.


The program emphasis is on recruitment of primary care outpatient physicians with special attention given to family practice, general internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, and obstetrics/gynecology.

Geographic coverage
New Mexico
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 additional guidance and the application packet are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Melanie Keams, Program Coordinator
J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
5300 Homestead Road NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · J-1 Visa Waiver · Maternal health and prenatal care · Physicians · Primary care · New Mexico

Organizations (1)

  • New Mexico Office of Primary Care & Rural Health, view details

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