Visa (J-1) Waiver Program

The Academy reaffirms its position that it is the responsibility of the United States to train and distribute an adequate number of physicians to meet the diverse health care needs of its people, as well as to provide training opportunities for physicians from other countries. The AAFP recognizes the important role physicians utilizing J-1 visa waivers have in improving health care disparities by serving rural and underserved communities. (2003) (2018 July BOD)