Nevada - Cowboy Country

Keith Clark
Tel: 775-934-1717

Today Nevada's Cowboy Country remains one of the last outposts of the American West. Gold, railroads and ranching have all been important parts of this regions livelihood in the past in present. Cowboy Country lives comfortably with its past and embraces the future with open arms. 

Towns like Elko, Battle Mountain, Carlin, and Winnemucca all support clinics and hospitals that cater to rural patients. Health professionals may qualify for certain loan repayment programs if they choose to practice in a HPSA.

Nevada can support up to 30 slots per year for the J-1 Visa (Conrad 30 Waiver) Program. Applications are accepted throughout the year, beginning October 1 of each year. The 2015 State Physician Workforce Data Book ranks Nevada 8th in the Nation for the percentage of International Medical Graduates active in our state, reflecting our welcoming environment for diverse practice.

The program is open to both primary care physicians and specialists. Our state accepts healthcare sites in designated areas and non-designated areas (“flex slots”) as long as the sites serve an underserved population. Additional information about our program and application instructions are located at our website:[]



J1 Contact Information

Scott Jones
Nevada Primary Care Office
4126 Technology Way, 2nd Floor
Carson City, Nevada 89706
Phone: 775-684-4047
Fax: 775-684-5999

Cowboy Country Region Resources

Nevada Commission on Tourism

Keith Clark
Nevada Office of Rural Health Field Office
701 Walnut St.
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-934-1717
Fax: 775-738-0689


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