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Resources by Topic: J-1 Visa Waiver

Nebraska J1 Visa Waiver Program 2001 - 2016
Presents a report on the J1 Visa Waiver Program in Nebraska. Includes data from 2001-2016 regarding provider service obligation fulfillment and retention. Gives a breakdown of J1 Visa providers by county, specialty, and metro versus nonmetro location.
Author(s): Thomas Rauner, Andy Pedley
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Division of Public Health
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Primary Care Office Manual
Gives the history of Primary Care Office (PCO) funding, and is intended to help PCO staff with program expectations, including needs assessment, reporting requirements, and an understanding of the federal organizational structure overseeing operations. Includes information to support collaboration between PCOs and State Offices of Rural Health, and resources for shortage designations, recruitment and retention, the J-1 Visa Waiver program, health center development, and grant and cooperative agreement management.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Conrad 30 Waivers for Physicians on J-1 Visas: State Policies, Practices, and Perspectives
Examines state Conrad 30 programs’ goals, policies, and practices for recruiting and retaining non-U.S. citizen international medical graduates on J-1 visas. Includes information from Conrad 30 program websites and interviews with program staff in 32 states, with a focus on use of the program to support physician workforce for rural communities.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Gina Keppel, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Recruitment of Non-U.S. Citizen Physicians to Rural and Underserved Areas through Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Programs
Collects and analyzes information from states to recognize national trends in waivers and recruitment of international medical graduates to provide care to rural and underserved areas.
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Oregon’s Obligated Service Health Providers: 2008 through 2012
Presents information about Oregon's obligated service providers, or those professionals who are fulfilling a service contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in exchange for loan repayment or scholarship, as well as professionals under contract through the J-1 Visa Waiver Program. Includes numerous tables and charts, county-level and rural-specific data, information about provider specialty and distribution, and an overview of the various facility types.
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute
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FMG/ J1 Visa Waiver Physicians (Policy Brief)
National Rural Health Association's policy brief describing their position on Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) seeking a waiver to their J1 Visa.
Author(s): Jerry Coopey, Susan Frazier, Chris Felton, Jonathan Wade, Vicki Weidenbacher-Hoper.
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Recruitment and Retention in Designated Shortage Areas: The Effectiveness of Obligatory Health Care Recruitment Programs in the Recruitment and Retention of Health Care Service Providers in Delaware
Examines the role federal and state primary care recruitment programs with service obligations play in recruiting and retaining healthcare providers in Delaware. Discusses factors that impact retention of providers after their service obligation is completed. Includes information specific to rural recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Lisa Gilman
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Delaware Division of Public Health
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Recruitment and Retention of Primary Care Providers in Rural, Underserved Areas of Michigan
Examines the issues of recruiting and retaining primary care providers in rural and underserved areas of Michigan. Discusses options for medical students to enter primary care and work in underserved areas.
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
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Osteopathic Physicians and International Medical Graduates in the Rural Primary Care Physician Workforce
Describes the 2005 supply of two important components of the rural primary care physician workforce: rural osteopaths (DOs) and international medical graduates (IMGs).
Author(s): Meredith A. Fordyce, Mark P. Doescher, Frederick M. Chen, L. Gary Hart
Location: Family Medicine, 44(6), 396-403
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
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South Dakota Office of Rural Health Recruitment and Retention Survey
Identifies and quantifies, on a statewide basis, information regarding how South Dakota healthcare facilities, local units of government, and economic development groups are recruiting and retaining healthcare professionals. 1,147 surveys were distributed to 605 healthcare facilities and 542 local units of government/economic development groups.
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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