The Delta Regional Authority is able to recommend J-1 visa waivers to the State
Department. Medical school graduates from other countries normally are required
to return to their home countries for at least two years after they complete
their education; however, the J-1 visa waiver obtained under the Delta Doctors program
allows graduates to stay in the United States if they spend at least three years in a medically under-served area. The physicians must provide primary care in their
specialty fields for at least 40 hours a week. The Delta Doctors program
also accepts waiver requests for medical specialists. Physicians must
also provide care to the indigent, Medicaid recipients, and Medicare recipients.
The Delta Doctors program allows foreign physicians who are trained in this
country to work in medically under-served areas for three years. The program is
not a residency program, nor is the Delta Regional Authority able to assist in
the placement of foreign medical students into residency programs. For
additional information, email email@example.com
or call (662) 624-8600.
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