Summary:The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services works with 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 mental health or in primary care health professional shortage areas.
Agency:U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Program Type:J-1 Visa Waiver
Length of Service:Three year commitment
Type of Designation Required:Primary care or mental health HPSA
Minimum HPSA Score Required:7
Place of Service Obligation:Health center; a rural health clinic; Native American/Alaskan Native tribal medical facility.
Health Professionals Supported:Foreign-trained physicians in primary care or in general psychiatry
Additional Information:If the position is posted on the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Opportunities List, the employer may only offer that position to a J-1 visa physician in the event that it remains unfilled by an NHSC scholar or loan repayer eligible for placement at the end of the NHSC Placement Cycle.