Nevada Conrad 30/J-1 Physician Visa Waiver Program


General Information:

    Presently there are 29 Conrad 30/J-1 Visa Waiver available slots in the State of Nevada.

      Program Description

      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), Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P) or in non-designated sites which serve underserved populations (flex slot).

      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.

      For steps on How to Hire a J-1 Visa Waiver Physician, please see the link in the column to the right, under Resources.

        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.

        Links for instructions, application materials, and Nevada points of interest are provided under the Resources listing in the right-hand column.

        For questions or concerns regarding the program or application, please contact staff in the Primary Care Office.

          Proposed J-1 Regulation Changes in the Nevada Administrative Code

          The Nevada Conrad 30/J-1 Physician Visa Waiver Program is seeking to change regulation in the Nevada Administrative Code to better serve Nevada residents. If it is determined that the proposed regulation is likely to impose a direct and significant economic burden upon a small business; or directly restrict the formation, operation or expansion of a small business; then the agency will take any or all of the following actions:

          1.  Insofar as practicable, consult with owners and officers of affected small businesses,

          2. Consider methods to reduce the impact of the proposed regulation, and

          3. Prepare a small business impact statement and make copies of the statement available to the public at the workshop conducted and the public hearing held pursuant to NRS 233B.061.