Texas Primary Care Office (TPCO) - Texas Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program

The program is full for the 2018 year-cycle.  The primary application period for the 2019 year-cycle will be between September 1st and September 14th 2018 and the fee for this year-cycle is $3,000.

FY 2019 Texas Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program Policy Manual

The Texas Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program Policy Manual contains a program overview and information on federal and state statutes, Texas Department of State Health Services rules, and the Department of State applicant checklist.

Reading and understanding the Policy Manual, including the Rights and Responsibilities, is a requirement for all employers and physicians.

Federally Designated HPSAs

For a listing of federally designated HPSAs and/or MUAs please click on the links below:

Another option for primary care physicians in Texas is the Department of Health and Human Services J-1 Waiver Program.

How do I find a J-1 visa waiver job in Texas?

  • The first thing to keep in mind when looking for a qualified job opportunity is the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Area (MUA) designation status.
  • Not all HPSAs meet the requirements for the Texas Conrad 30 program.
  • Contact our office to find out the eligibility status of specific HPSAs.
  • Look for regions of the state that would suit your preference for climate, access to schools, recreation, etc.
  • Once you have some idea which regions interest you and which counties are available, use trade publications, recruiters, and/or the "AHA Guide to the Health Care Field" published by the American Hospital Association to help locate opportunities in your specialty.

Last updated August 15, 2018