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Rural J-1 Visa Waiver Resources

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

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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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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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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Informing Rural Primary Care Workforce Policy: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?: A Review of Rural Health Research Center Literature, 2000-2010
Profiles 51 publications constituting the body of evidence-based research produced by the federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers from 2000 to 2010 which are relevant to the rural primary care workforce.
Author(s): Alex McEllistrem-Evenson
Date: 04/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Foreign Medical Graduates: A Brief Overview of the J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Provides background information on the J-1 Visa Waiver Program, which allows foreign medical graduates to remain in the U.S. after completing graduate medical education, in exchange for working at least three years in a designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Includes a description of the waiver application process.
Date: 08/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Find Shortage Areas: HPSA & MUA/P by Address
Searchable tool for identifying Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P) by address.
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
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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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.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
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PubMed Search: J-1 Visa Waiver
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations related to the J-1 Visa Waiver.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: National Library of Medicine
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State Primary Care Offices Directory
Primary Care Offices (PCOs) represent the needs of the underserved populations and the providers who serve them. These offices can provide designation application help and State shortage information as well as information on the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver program, loan repayment programs, and recruitment and retention.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Health Workforce
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Shortage Designation: Health Professional Shortage Areas & Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Provides information on how to apply for and locate shortage designations. Includes Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and Medically Underserved Areas and Populations (MUAs/MUPs).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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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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Last Updated: 11/30/2017