Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Physicians

Medicare Learning Network: Health Professional Shortage Area Physician Bonus Program
Provides an overview of the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Physician Bonus Program and explains how bonus payments are calculated and paid. Includes information related to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) as well as primary care and mental health HPSAs.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
view details
Medicare Physician Bonus Payment Eligibility Analyzer
Tool to determine if an address is in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) eligible for a Medicare Physician Bonus.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
view details
Healthcare Workforce Data Findings
Provides a collection of health workforce reports for a wide range of professions in Virginia. Includes provider demographics, geographic distribution, income, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
view details
Conrad 30 Waiver Program
Describes eligibility requirements, the application process, and other details regarding the Conrad 30 program, which allows thirty J-1 medical doctors per state to apply for the J-1 Visa Waiver and work in an underserved area.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
view details
J-1 Visa State Contacts
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: 3RNET
view details
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
view details
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
view details
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), Medically Underserved Area (MUA), or for a Medically Underserved Population (MUP), if recommended by an interested federal government agency.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
view details
HHS 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
view details