States with the Highest Number of J-1 Physicians

Applying for a J-1 Visa? Consider These States with the Most J-1 Physicians

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) represent a significant portion of the top medical physicians in the country. Not only do they excel at residency or fellowship training, but they often possess extensive experience and training gained from their home countries.

If you’re a physician undergoing the visa application process, consider some of the states below that are great environments for IMGs, as they boast the highest number of J-1 physicians:

  1. New York
  2. Michigan
  3. Texas
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Florida
  7. Ohio
  8. Illinois
  9. New Jersey
  10. Maryland

[ READ: The Most Competitive States for J-1 Visa Waivers ]


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SJA Physician Visa Series

St. John Associates is honored to work with international medical graduates as they seek employment-based pathways to permanent residency. To ease the job search for physician visa applicants, we are creating a series of content highlighting different facets of the process.

For further assistance, please contact one of our physician recruiters.



The information provided here is general in nature and should not be relied on for specific situations. In addition to working with an experienced physician recruiter, St. John Associates recommends that all physician visa candidates consult with an experienced immigration attorney to get the right plan for their specific situation.



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