The Exchange Visitor Program in the US Immigration System provides foreigners with opportunities to engage with American society culturally, academically, and professionally through J-1 Visas. Out of the 15 categories of participants under this program, alien physicians make up a significant part of the applicant pool. This article will briefly discuss the qualifications for physicians to apply for J-1 Visas and the process of the application.
A major part of growth and learning occurs in cultural exchanges. The two cultures that learn from one another both benefit from the experience, but in order to facilitate such an exchange, a foreign individual has to receive an entry to the US. For researchers, scholars, and professors who study business or medicine, the J-1 visa allows for the entry of said individuals into the US through a non-immigrant route.
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