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Last Updated: 01/22/15 01:31:34 PM

Nevada’s Conrad 30/J-1 Physician Visa Waiver Program

Presently there are 25 Conrad 30/J-1 Physician Visa Waiver available slots in the State of Nevada.


The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) is authorized under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program  to support up to 30 international medical graduates, per year, to serve in designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) or Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P). As per United States, Department of State application instructions, only foreign medical doctors who received their exchange visitor J-1 status to pursue graduate medical education or training may apply for a waiver under this basis. In exchange for serving underserved areas or populations for three years, the requirement for a physician to return to his home country for two years is waived.

The Nevada DPBH supports waiver applications for physicians holding J-1 Visas in order to improve access to primary or specialty care in Nevada. The Primary Care Office (PCO), with support from the Primary Care Advisory Council (PCAC), reviews applications on behalf of the DPBH Administrator, to make recommendations to the U.S. Department of State.

All eligible facilities and employers with vacancies are encouraged to visit the 3RNet website to post advertisements, where physicians may look for job opportunities. Physicians may also use the NV4HealthAccess website to search for current vacancies in Nevada.

How To Apply in Nevada

Applications are accepted throughout the year on a first-come, first-served basis and can be submitted by the physician’s legal representative.  Complete instructions and application materials are located in the left side bar under “J-1 Waiver Application Instructions and Forms.

Detailed steps for How to hire a J-1 Visa Waiver Physician are available at this link.

For questions or concerns regarding the program or application, please contact PCO staff.

Primary Care Office, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health

Attention: Scott Jones

4150 Technology Way, Suite 104

Carson City, Nevada 89706

Voice (775) 684-4047, Fax (775) 684-5915

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