The purpose of the Maryland Conrad State 30 (J-1 Visa Waiver) Program is to recruit needed primary care and specialty physicians into federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). The Maryland Office of Workforce Development reviews applications and makes recommendations to the U.S. Department of State for foreign-born physicians requesting waivers from their J-1 Visa. The waiver is granted in exchange for the physician's agreement to work in an under-served area for three years.
*** Conrad 30 (J-1 Visa Waiver) Program COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions:
To view the Maryland J-1 COVID-19 FAQ click here
To view the J-1 USCIS COVID Policy Guidance 5-11-2020 click here