Influence of State Policies and Practices on J-1 Visa Waiver Physicians Service in Rural Areas

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September 2010
Project completed:
March 2016

States rely on international medical graduates (IMGs) to fill workforce gaps in rural and urban underserved areas. This study will collect information from all states regarding their efforts to track IMG practice after their Conrad 30 program waiver obligations are satisfied, quantify long-term retention for states with available data, and assess how state policies shape IMG practice and long-term retention.