Summary:The Appalachian Regional Commission works with health care organizations or individual physicians to request a waiver for the 2-year home residency requirement for foreign-trained physicians holding J-1 visas. Physicians are required to practice in primary care health professional shortage areas in rural Appalachian counties.
Agency:Regional Economic Development Agency
Sponsor:New York State
Program Type:J-1 Visa Waiver
Length of Service:Minimum of three year commitment
Type of Designation Required:Primary care or mental health HPSA
Minimum HPSA Score Required:N/A
Place of Service Obligation:Inpatient and outpatient facilities in an Appalachian county (Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins).
Health Professionals Supported:Foreign-trained physicians
Additional Information:Sponsor is required to make a reasonable effort to recruit a U.S. doctor first, prior to opening the job to foreign-trained physicians.