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Pennsylvania J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Sponsor
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Deadlines
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Contact

717.772.5298
waiverprograms@pa.gov

Purpose

The Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, 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.

Eligibility

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

The first priority is primary care physicians in outpatient ambulatory care sites, including:

  • Family practice
  • General internal medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Psychiatry
Geographic coverage
Pennsylvania
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 program policies and an application checklist are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Jacqueline Austin, Public Health Program Administrator
Pennsylvania Primary Care Office
Room 1031, Health & Welfare Building
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701

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

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