The program is full for the 2015 year cycle. We begin accepting applications again on September 1, 2015 for the 2016 year cycle.
Information about the Texas Conrad 30 and the J-1 Visa Waiver Program are in the Policy Manual. Also included in the manual is information on Federal Statutes, State Statutes, Department of State Health Services Rules, and the Department of State Applicant Check-list.
Reading and understanding both the Policy Manual and Responsibilities and Rights are a requirement for all employers and physicians.
The Policy Manual for the 2016 year cycle is not yet available. There may be significant changes to the shortage designation requirements. In accordance to Texas Administrative Code, the new policy manual will be published by May 1, 2015.
The proposed policy changes have been developed and can be accessed here. Public comments will be accepted until December 31, 2014 and will be carefully considered prior to the publication of the FY 2016 Policy Manual.
Please click here to access the Responsibilities and Rights.
Click here to view a Power Point Presentation for Training into Practice for J-1 Visa physicians. (optional)
Federally Designated HPSAs and MUAs
For a listing of federally designated HPSAs and MUAs, please click on the links below:
Another option for primary care physicians in Texas is the Department of Health and Human Services J-1 Waiver Program.
How do I find a J-1 visa waiver job in Texas?
» The first thing to keep in mind when looking for a qualified job opportunity is the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Area (MUA) designation status.
» Not all HPSA’s and MUA’s meet the requirements for the Texas Conrad 30 program.
» Contact our office to find out the eligibility status of specific HPSAs and MUA’s.
» Look for regions of the state that would suit your preference for climate, access to schools, recreation etc…
» Once you have some idea which regions interest you and which counties are available, use trade publications, recruiters, and/or the "AHA Guide to the Health Care Field" published by the American Hospital Association to help locate opportunities in your specialty.
If you have any questions about the Conrad 30 program, please contact this office at (512) 776-7518, and ask for Clay Daniel or Connie Berry.
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