J-1 Update: State Updates and Reminders

Some states started accepting applications for their Conrad 30 programs earlier this month. Here is an update on states that are filling quickly: Texas  As of September 14th, they have 29 applications. The application period was Sept 1-14 and it is likely closed now, unless they did not receive a full 30 applications. New Mexico… Read more »

J-1 Update: FLEX 10 Slots

The Conrad 30 programs in most states allow for 10 “FLEX” slots. FLEX slots are waivers for physicians who may not be practicing in an area that is a Health Professional Shortage Area or Medically Underserved Area, yet still serves residents in underserved areas. States have several different requirements when it comes to allotting FLEX… Read more »

J-1 Update: States Opening Early

The typical October 1st opening date for CONRAD-30 applications does not apply to all states. Seven states open up in September, with most opening on the first. If one of the states below are on your application list, keep these dates and requirements in mind:  

J-1 Update: Premium Processing Reinstated

As of June 26, J-1 physicians once again have access to premium visa processing.  While premium processing was made unavailable just a few months ago, lawmakers reversed course and will allow J-1 physicians to expedite the review of their visa applications. Premium processing takes only two weeks, which is much faster than the regular processing… Read more »

J-1 Update: Changes in Visa Processing

J-1 physicians can no longer use premium processing to expedite the review of their visa applications. Previously, J-1 physicians could ensure the review of their application for a H1-B visa would take less than two weeks. Now, with suspension from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, they no longer have this option. The amount… Read more »

J-1 Update: Competitive States

For J-1 physicians, the level of competition for jobs varies from state to state. Most states open their application on October 1st, and in the most competitive states, these positions fill up within the first few weeks, or even days, of opening.   Additional state facts: Ohio – Typically opens late. For example, they didn’t… Read more »

Physician Contracts: Leaving Your Practice

Physician turnover has unfortunately become more common in medicine. With a health system that is increasingly subjected to tighter budgets and other financial constraints, physicians are pressured to quickly prove their worth, or move on. This has created a system where physicians are often working for a various employers over the span of their careers,… Read more »