The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has announced the Application Window for the Michigan Conrad 30 J1 Waiver 2016/17 season is CLOSED. Applications for FY2018 will be available June 1, 2017.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services accepts applications for physicians practicing at a health center who have a J-1 visa to waive the two year foreign residency requirement. Physicians must agree to deliver services for three years in a health professional shortage area with a score of 7 or higher and meet the below criteria:
Eligible physician types include:
- Family medicine
- General internal medicine
- General pediatrics
- Obstetrics & gynecology
- General psychiatry
Eligible facilities must be one of the following:
- A health center as defined under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act, and which is receiving a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration under this section;
- A rural health clinic as defined under Sections 1102 and 1871 of the Social Security Act; or
- A Native American/Alaskan Native tribal medical facility as defined by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (P.L. 93-638).
If an applicant meets the above criteria, the application should be submitted through the United States Exchange Visitor Program – Clinical Care, not the Conrad State 30 Program. As part of the application package to be submitted to the United State Exchange Visitor Program – Clinical Care, the state health department must provide a letter of support. Please visit the MDHHS for more information about the program: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71551_2945_47635-232343--,00.html