Vermont - Northern

Mandi Gingras, Recruitment Coordinator
Tel: 603-228-2830, Ext. 116

Northern Vermont is divided into three areas: Champlain Valley, Northeastern Vermont and the Champlain Islands, and the Northeast Kingdom.

Champlain Valley region is home to the largest city, Burlington, with a population of 60,000. Burlington has all the amenities of a large city, numerous colleges/universities, and the Lake Champlain ferry to New York State and shopping.

Northwestern Vermont is situated between the shore of Lake Champlain (one of the largest freshwater lakes in the United States) and the Canadian border. It is one of the most beautiful areas of Vermont, hosting picturesque scenery, unique shopping, and a wealth of recreational opportunities amidst beautiful farmland and within close proximity to Montreal, Canada.

The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont stretches from above Montpelier up to the Canadian border. The scenery is worth the drive through and you will find cows and horses dotting the green hillsides.


A limited number of J1 Visa waivers are granted to non-resident physicians who agree to work in an underserved area of Vermont for a period of three years. Vermont prioritizes primary care specialties, but considers waivers for all specialties that provide direct patient care and based on community need and shortage designation. There are 20 slots available for providers to practice within federally designated health professional shortage areas or medically underserved areas, and 10 slots available for non-designated areas each year.  Physicians are required to be licensed in the State of Vermont and have an employment contract in place before an eligible facility can request a waiver on behalf of the physician.  The physician must assume employment on a full-time basis within 90 days of the approval of the waiver by INS.  The facility is required to accept patients regardless of ability to pay, offer a sliding fee scale, and must show documentation that the physician will work with underserved patients.

The Vermont Office of Rural Health manages J1 waiver applications but does not maintain a list of vacancies for J1 Visa physicians or provide placement services. The State office refers physicians to the NH VT Recruitment Center, a Service of Bi-State Primary Care Association, as a point of contact for the recruitment of primary care providers and specialists in Vermont. Bi-State's Recruitment Center tracks vacancies in Vermont and maintains a listing of current opportunities on the 3RNet website.


J1 Contact Information

Contact Mandi Gingras for jobs eligible for J1 waivers
Bi-State PCA - NH VT Recruitment Center
525 Clinton Street
Bow, NH 03304
Phone: 603-228-2830, Ext. 116

Mandi Gingras, Recruitment Coordinator
NH VT Recruitment Center, a Service of Bi-State Primary Care Association
525 Clinton Street
Bow, NH 03304
Phone: 603-228-2830, Ext. 116
Fax: 603-228-2464

Additional Contacts

Mandi Gingras
Tel: 603-228-2830 x116
Fax: 603-228-2464


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