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.
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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