2021 Maryland Primary Care Needs Assessment
Identifies areas of focus for primary, dental, and mental healthcare and services in Maryland. Includes sections on Health Professional Shortage Areas, Medically Underserved Areas and Populations, Federally Qualified Health Centers, the J-1 Visa Waiver program, and the State Loan Repayment Program.
Date: 09/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Maryland Department of Health view details
Nebraska J1 Visa Waiver Program 2001-2020
Describes J-1 visa waiver applications that the state of Nebraska has sponsored since 2001. Provides 2001-2020 data on provider service obligation fulfillment and retention. Includes J-1 visa approvals by county, specialty, and metropolitan versus nonmetropolitan setting.
Author(s): Thomas Rauner, Anna Headlee Date: 07/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Division of Public Health view details
Temporary Policy Changes for Certain Foreign Medical Graduates During the COVID-19 National Emergency
Policy memorandum offering guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers in regard to H-1B foreign medical graduates who received a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement through practicing medicine in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Provides information on assessment of full-time work requirements for these physicians during the pandemic, and outlines circumstances in which they are allowed to offer telehealth services.
Date: 05/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Homeland Security view details
Immigrant Doctors Can Help Lower Physician Shortages in Rural America
Report highlighting physician shortages in rural areas and exploring pathways by which immigrants come to practice in those areas. Provides recommendations for state and federal policies that would better incorporate immigrant doctors into the effort to ease healthcare shortages in rural areas. Includes statistics on the number and percentage of International Medical Graduates who were resident physicians in the United States in 2017, with breakdowns by citizenship or visa status.
Author(s): Silva Mathema Date: 07/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress view details
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 view details