J-1 Visa Waivers

Recruiting physicians to rural and underserved communities in Utah.

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The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health is now accepting applications for the J-1 Visa Waiver program.

Conrad State 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Program

The Conrad State 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Program exists to help recruit physicians to underserved areas. When physicians travel to the US to complete their graduate medical education (GME), they come on a J-1 Visa. This visa allows them to complete their training, but then requires them to return to their home country for two years before applying for a work visa. Physicians can waive this requirement by obtaining a waiver through the Conrad State 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Program.

How it works

Submission checklist

Conrad 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Program
submission checklist

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You can make an impact!

“The University of Utah has a fine reputation and allows physicians to craft a job perfect for them,” Dr. Ryan said. “To be able to create a new program and design it exactly the way we wanted has been extraordinary. The Conrad J-1 visa waiver program made this possible. This is my dream job.”
Dr. John Ryan

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Program contact info

Anna West
Workforce Development Coordinator 

Codes and rules

Read about the codes and rules that govern this program.

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