Navigating the J1 Visa Waiver Job Search

Discovery Resource # ST-25
Resource Topic: Immigration
Planning Tools: Survival Tool
Career Phase: Discover Learn Plan
Description: Basics for immigrant physicians.
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If you want to practice medicine in the United States you need to understand your immigration status, the processes and procedures it will take for that to happen.
  • The user will learn how waivers work, why they are needed, potential state differences, and agencies that offer waivers.
  • Identify the different agencies and ‘players’ involved in the J-1 visa waiver process and their roles, including the PCO, attorneys, employers, and waiver officers. Understand timelines associated with the J-1 visa waiver application and job search processes.
  • Incorporate provisions for pursuing waivers into their job search timeline.
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