Visa Waiver Programs
Foreign Physician Waiver Programs
The application period for the 2015-2016 Conrad 30 program cycle closed on November 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm (EDT)
All applications are being reviewed and scored. Applicants can expect to receive notice of recommendation approximately by January 30, 2016. Questions during the review and scoring period should be sent to FL.PCO@flhealth.gov
National Interest Waivers (NIW)
National Interest Waivers are available for physicians of exceptional ability that show it is of national interest he or she remain in the United States. Physicians must practice clinical medicine full time in a designated shortage area for a five year period.
HHS Exchange Visitor Program
This program allows physicians to obtain a waiver of the J-1 Visa two-year home residence requirement. Physicians must practice primary care clinical medicine full time in a designated health professional shortage area (HPSA score of 11 or greater) for a three year period.