Alabama - Central

Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Tel: 334-206-5425

Central Alabama is home to Birmingham and Montgomery, the two largest cities in our great state. Montgomery, the state capital, is a historical metropolis with the Rosa Parks museum, the famed Martin Luther King Jr. Dexter Avenue Church, and the Hank Williams Museum. Cheer on the famous Montgomery Biscuits baseball team at the River Walk in downtown Montgomery, or venture to the Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park to see a play at the world-renowned Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

For a true culinary experience, Birmingham is the city of choice. The national award-winning restaurant industry in Birmingham is home to two James Beard Award Finalists, and two recipients of the “Best Chef in the South” award. For a special evening of fine dining, Birmingham offers a variety of culinary arts sure to please your palate.

Central Alabama is also home to DeSoto Caverns, located in Childersburg. Wander through actively growing rock formations producing some of the largest accumulations of stalagmites in the world. 

Don’t forget about football! The biggest college football rivalry is housed in central Alabama. Visit Tuscaloosa or Auburn on a Saturday to see first-hand some of the most dedicated football fans in the country. However, Alabama’s universities are not just known for their success on the football field. The most recent ranking by U.S. News and World Report lists Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine as one of the top 20 veterinary schools in the nation.  Birmingham is home for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine, which is training the next generation of physicians to deliver innovative medical care to Alabama patients and beyond. 

Visit rural West Alabama for some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities in the United States. Alabama has one of the longest deer seasons in the country, and the rural lands of West Alabama provide hunters with reserves featuring turkey, quail, wild boar, duck, and white-tailed deer. Alabama has seven counties with over 50,750 square miles of land that is certain to provide a great hunting experience. 

Photos are courtesy of Alabama Travel and Encyclopedia of Alabama.

Please visit the Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health website for specific information on Alabama's State-30 and Appalachian Regional Commission J-1 Visa Waiver Programs including policies, required application documents, and other information. These jobs provide opportunities for foreign physicians to practice in the state of Alabama.

J1 Contact Information

Karl Bryant
Alabama Department of Public Health
Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
RSA Tower, Suite 1040
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-206-5517
Fax: 334-206-0340
Alabama J1 Website


The Alabama Department of Public Health is currently recruiting physicians with board certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Emergency Medicine or Preventive Medicine. Vacancies exist in multiple locations around Alabama as well as Montgomery, Alabama. The job classifications are:

Public Health Physician Director - 40434 - Salary: $134,968.80 to $205,792.80

Public Health Physician, Senior - 40435 - Salary: $116,277.60 to $177,266.40


You may contact Dr. Mary McIntyre at 334-206-5200 for additional information.


Link to Physician Information


Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
201 Monroe Street
PO Box 303017
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-206-5425
Fax: 334-206-0340
Alabama Recruitment Website


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