Della Fisher
Tel: (907) 754-3479

Alaska has a diverse climate with unsurpassed beauty in a land as large as one-fifth of the continental United States. There are many cultures, adventures, and rich opportunities to serve.

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Short videos of rural Alaska health care experiences - Public Health Nursing recruitment videos:

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Alaska Academy of Family Physicians:

Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association:


Key Points

Alaska SHARP Programt

The SHARP program seeks to recruit and retain selected health care professionals to serve in designated healthcare shortage areas in exchange for the repayment of qualifying education loans.

SHARP is for:

  • Physicians 
  • Dentists 
  • Pharmacists 
  • Dental Hygienists 
  • Physician Assistants 
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Nurse Midwifes 
  • Registered Nurses
  • Psychologists 
  • Clinical Social Workers 
  • Licensed Professional Counselors 
  • Marriage and Family Therapists 

All eligible sites are in federal Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
For a list of HPSAs in Alaska select the link HPSA by State & County.
Participants must be fully licensed in Alaska or exempt from licensure.

For dates, application, and additional information go to the SHARP website.


Specialties Sought

All primary care specialties including Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Ob-Gyn & Pediatrics, as well as NP, RN, PA, dentist, and behavioral health.

Dental Recruiting

Mental Health Recruiting

Registered Nurse Recruiting

Please see the HRSA Nurse Corps program 

Alaska participates in the State Conrad 30 program with the Flex 10 option but we do not provide direct recruitment services for J1 candidates.Please review  Alaska DHSS guidelines regarding J-1 Visa Waivers To request a State of Alaska Conrad 30 waiver recommendation letter, candidates generally need to:

  1. apply for a J-1 Visa waiver through the U.S. Department of State;
  2. get a waiver review case number from U.S. Department of State;
  3. secure an employment contract with a medical facility, signed by the candidate and the head of the facility, to provide patient care for at least 40 hours per week for a 3-year term;
  4. send required information to the Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services:
    • P.O. Box 110610
    • 350 Main Street, Suite 530
    • Juneau, AK 99811-0610


J1 Contact Information

Della Fisher
State of Alaska DHSS
Section of Rural & Community Health System
PO Box 110650
Juneau, AK 99811-0650
Phone: (907) 754-3479
Workforce Information

Della Fisher
State of Alaska
Section of Rural & Community Health System
PO Box 110650
Juneau, AK 99811-0650
Phone: (907) 754-3479
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