Alabama - North

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

North Alabama sits along the southern foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy stunning mountain and lake landscapes. Visitors can enjoy miles of public trails, camping and touring numerous caves, boating and fishing at Lake Guntersville, and golfing at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. 

Visit the Tuscumbia area and treat yourself to a forty minute water show choreographed with music and lights. North Alabama is also home to the Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort in Mentone, the Southeastern most Ski Resort in the US. Travel to Fort Payne to hike the DeSoto State Park where you can also enjoy kayaking and rock climbing.

Huntsville, one of North Alabama’s most well known cities, is home to the US Space and Rocket Center and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. University of Alabama at Huntsville’s award-winning Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program produces some of the most successful engineers in the world. 

North Alabama can also provide a great night life experience. Stroll through downtown Huntsville with unique restaurants and shopping at your fingertips at the Five Points shopping district. If music is your main interest, visit the Huntsville Crossroads music venue for evening concerts or the FAME recording studio in Muscle Shoals that has worked with some of the greatest artists in music history including Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding. 

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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