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

There is one waiver slot open for the FY 2018 year-cycle.  It is available on a first come-first served basis. Applications for the 2019 year cycle will be accepted in September of 2018. Please see policy manual for further information.

The Texas Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program Policy Manual contains a program overview and information on Federal Statutes, State Statues, Texas Department of State Health Services Rules and the Department of State Applicant Check-list.

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 HPSA’s 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 September 26, 2017