International Physicians: A Guide to Expanding Healthcare Access Webinar
On May 12, 2020, Fredrikson & Byron Immigration attorneys Robert D. Aronson and Matthew Webster presented a webinar on the J-1 waiver process, its specific requirements and steps that healthcare institutions and physicians can take to increase their chance of success.
They discussed how immigration can facilitate the recruitment and retention of International Physicians, starting with a discussion of the J-1 program and its two-year home residence requirement, as well as the various options available for International Physicians to continue practicing on a long-term basis in the U.S., including:
- O-1 status;
- the state “Conrad” J-1 waiver program;
- derivative status from spouse;
- various federal waiver options; and
- certain special considerations pertaining to Canadian physicians.