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J-1 Visa Waiver Program - third application cycle open until June 30, 2019

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) participates in the State 30 Program to increase access to health care services for Ohio’s underserved populations. J-1 visa waivers allow foreign medical graduates to remain in the United States after completing residency/fellowship training in exchange for a three-year commitment to provide health care services in underserved areas.

The third application cycle for the 2019 program year is now open only for primary care and behavioral health placements . More information regarding this cycle is posted on our webpage at:

Potential sponsors for the third application cycle for the 2019 program year should complete and submit the Notice of Intent to Apply Form as soon as possible. Applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2019. The application cycle may close prior to June 30, 2019 if all slots have been filled; please note that there are approximately six slots available in this application cycle.


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