The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) participates in the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program which assists in the recruitment and retention of physicians to practice in communities that lack adequate access to primary health care.
The program allows state public health departments to recommend that international medical graduates currently holding J-1 visa statuses be granted a waiver of the J-1 visa two-year home country residency requirement in return for practicing medicine full-time for a minimum of three years in an underserved community.
The Kansas Recruitment Center, a program administered by Rural Health Education and Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center is a comprehensive source of information on specific practice opportunities and can assist in identifying practice opportunities in underserved communities.
Applications must be submitted by a health care facility or employer on behalf of a physician with a J-1 visa. Physicians are not able to apply directly to the program. Application information is available at the KDHE web site.