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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Physicians

J-1 Visa State Contacts
Access a list of contacts in each state who can address questions related to the State Conrad 30 program and/or J-1 Visa Waivers.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
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Wisconsin Rural Physicians Residency Assistance Program Updates and Newsletters
Newsletter of the Wisconsin Rural Physicians Residency Assistance Program (WRPRAP), which collaborates with rural health advocates, community clinicians, and residency educators in Wisconsin, to develop educational experiences that foster an understanding of and interest in rural medical practice among new physicians.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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North Carolina Health Professional Supply Data
Data system providing demographic information on active, licensed health professionals practicing in North Carolina as of October 31 of each data year. Searchable by profession and specialty.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Rural J-1 Visa Waiver Topic Guide
Information and frequently asked questions on the requirements and benefits of the J-1 visa waiver, which waives the two-year home residency requirement and allows a foreign physician to stay in the U.S. to practice in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or Medically Underserved Area (MUA) if recommended by an interested federal government agency.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Global Programs and Initiatives: Exchange Visitor Program
Provides information and updates on the Exchange Visitor Program (J-1 Visa Waiver), which eliminates the two-year foreign residence requirement.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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