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Rural J-1 Visa Waiver – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural J-1 Visa Waiver.

Findings of the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Physician Survey, 2022: A Report From the Provider Retention & Information System Management Collaborative
Results of a survey of 281 physicians holding J-1 visa waivers through the Conrad 30 program. Features statistics on types of practices, income, weekly work hours, patient characteristics, work satisfaction, sources of stress, burnout rates, satisfaction with the J-1 program, and likelihood of leaving their practices.
Author(s): Thomas Rauner, Donald Pathman, Jackie Fannell, et al.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: 3RNET, The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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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
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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 J-1 Visa 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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FMG/ J1 Visa Waiver Physicians
National Rural Health Association's policy brief describing their position on Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) seeking a waiver for 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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Conrad 30 Slots Filled Data
Provides state-level data on the Conrad 30 program in fiscal years 2000 through 2023. Includes breakdowns by slots used for primary care physicians and sub-specialists, how many were placed in rural or nonrural areas, and how many Flex spots were used.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: 3RNET
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Find Shortage Areas by Address
Searchable tool for identifying Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P) by street address, city, and state or a street address and zip code.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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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
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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
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J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program
Provides information on the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor program for participants, sponsors, and for host families or employers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services oversees the program for visitors pursuing health research and clinical care.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
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Last Updated: 2/22/2024