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
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 view details
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 view details
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 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
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 view details
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