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Oklahoma J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Jana Castleberry


The Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma, 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.


Primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and specialty trained physicians are eligible to apply.

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 additional resources, application instructions, and the online application are available on the program website.

A hardcopy of the completed application should also be mailed to:

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Jana Castleberry, Director
Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Rm 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · J-1 Visa Waiver · Physicians · Primary care · Specialty care · Oklahoma

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