Physician Visas & Waivers Resources

ECFMG(Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates):
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)-Website for foreign medical graduates for sitting for the various US visa qualifying examinations and requirements. Describes the exams necessary for physicians to qualify for H-1B visa status also.

Conrad-30 Waiver Program Contacts:
Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver for Physicians - This provides the various state contacts and coordinators for the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program for Physicians. Also provides support letters for National Interest Waiver Applications for Physicians.

U.S. Department of State - J-1 Exchange Visa Waiver Program:
Describes the J-1 visa waiver program, qualifications, requirements and Application Procedure Appalachian

Regional Commission - J-1 Visa Waiver Program for Physicians:
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) - J-1 Visa waiver program for physicians and Doctors

Delta Regional Authority - J-1 Visa Waiver Program for Physicians:
The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) - J-1 Visa Waiver Program for Physicians and Doctors

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
US Department of Health & Human Services - Describes requirements for designation as a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and guidelines regarding Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) and Medically Underserved Populations (MUP) for the various Physician J-1 Visa Waiver Programs as well as Physician National Interest Waiver petitions.

Physician/Healthcare Worker Recruitment:
Health professional recruitment/retention resources for rural areas and J-1 visa physicians and other health care professionals. Also contains publications and helpful articles on J-1 visa waivers for physicians.

U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs:
US Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) - Physician J-1 visa waiver programs Description, Qualifications and Application Procedures

To Locate Census Tract Numbers:
Determines the Census Tract Numbers for use in determining HPSA, MUA, MUP status and HPSA score of particular locations for use by physician J-1 Visa Waiver applications as well as physician applicants for the national interest waiver.

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