States rely on international medical graduates (IMGs) to
fill workforce gaps in rural and urban underserved areas.
This study, funded by Health Resources & Services
Administration's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy,
collected quantitative and qualitative information from
states to assess how state policies and practices shape
IMG recruitment and practice in underserved areas through
Conrad 30 J-1 visa waiver programs. The first report
provides quantitative data on trends in waiver usage. The
second report describes findings from interviews with
Conrad 30 program personnel in 32 states and includes
information on J-1 waiver physician retention for states
with available data.