J-1 CONRAD 30 WAIVER PROGRAM FOR MEDICAL GRADUATES
A foreign medical graduate who obtained exchange visitor status to pursue graduate medical training or education may seek a Conrad 30 Waiver Program. You may qualify for a waiver of the 2-year home residency requirement if you are foreign medical graduate who:
- Has an offer of full-time employment at a healthcare facility in an area where there is a designated healthcare professional shortage or at a healthcare facility serving patients from an area where there is a designated healthcare professional shortage;
- Has agreed to begin employment at the healthcare facility within 90 days of receiving a waiver; and
- Has signed a contract to continue working 40 hours a week at the healthcare facility for at least 3 years.
A list of State Public Health Departments is maintained by the U.S. Department of State. Each State Public Health Department can request 30 waivers per fiscal year. The State Public Health Department will send its request on your behalf directly to the U.S. Department of State’s Waiver Review Division.