Texas

Cindy Ellis
Tel: 512-776-2127
Email

Texas has something for everyone! Whatever your geographic preference, Texas can fill that need. With 7 regions spanning over 250,000 square miles and a population over 28 million Texas is like a "whole other country!" Every part of this great state has its own special charm and flair. Just wait until you see all of the fun stuff you can do when you are here...

Retention & Recruitment

The Texas Primary Care Office (TPCO) works in conjunction with the State Office of Rural Health (SORH), Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC), and other stakeholders to recruit health care providers to communities to improve access to care for the underserved.

Key Points

The Panhandle Plains region's Early Settlers Festival will delight music enthusiasts with its celebration of country, bluegrass, and tejano music—held annually in Levelland every Saturday after 4th of July.

For the fisherman in you, the Annual Trout Harvest in Athens may be the event to draw you to the Piney Woods region in the Spring. 

History buffs will appreciate the annual Texas Renaissance Fair, boasting a 54-acre, 16th century English village setting with over 3000 characters in period costume near Plantersville in the Prairies and Lakes region.

If you are searching for international flair, be sure to come to Oktoberfest in Fredricksburg to visit the Bier Garten, Kinder Park and vineyard area in the Texas Hill Country.

Thrill seekers will love scuba diving next to hammerhead sharks off of the Gulf Coast region's Texas Flower Gardens Marine Sanctuary.

Did you ever eat rattlesnake? Well, here's your chance to try some: fried rattlesnake is on the menu at the Freer Rattlesnake Round-up in the South Texas Plains region.

West Texas shows off its best horse riders and rodeo participants every year during the first four days of July at the annual West of the Pecos Rodeo Parade in the Big Bend region.

How to register on 3RNet to view postings: Click on "Candidates" under Register Now.  View opportunities postings while logged in to the website and select the "contacts" tab to view the "facility contact," which has the contact information for the person to contact when applying for a job.  Please make sure to look at the "facility contact" instead of the "member contact".

Specialties Sought

While we encourage all specialties to use this resource, our focus is on increasing the primary care workforce.  For additional resources and Texas practice opportunities, check the TPCO's Healthcare Provider Job Resources page at https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chpr/Healthcare-Provider-Job-Resources.aspx as well as the Bureau of Health Workforce Connector at https://connector.hrsa.gov.

Associate Members

The Texas Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (TACHC) is a private, non-profit membership association that represents Texas safety-net health care providers. TACHC members include community health centers, federally-designated migrant, public housing and homeless health care centers, health center networks and other providers who strive to meet the health care needs of the uninsured and underserved. TACHC’s Recruitment and Retention Department provides recruitment support to its member organizations seeking clinical providers and executive leaders.  If you are searching for a rewarding healthcare career and would like to join a team of qualified and passionate providers, click HERE to learn more about Texas Association of Community Health Centers.  

The next application cycle for FFY 2020 is from September 3, 2019 through September 16, 2019.  FFY 2019 is full.  Please send all inquiries to the Conrad 30 Program Office: Conrad30@dshs.texas.gov or go to http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chpr/j1info.shtm

J1 Contact Information

Conrad 30 Program Office
Texas Dept of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Mail Code 1898
Austin Texas 78756
Phone: (512) 776-6164
Fax: (512) 776-7344
Conrad30@dshs.texas.gov
Texas Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Additional Contacts

Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Conrad30@dshs.texas.gov

Award amounts for the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program will be increasing in the next state fiscal year.  For physicians applying September 1, 2019 or later, PELRP will pay up to $180,000 for 4 years of full time service in a Health Professional Shortage Area. You can get more information on this program by clicking on the link shown above.

Cindy Ellis
Texas Dept of State Health Services - TX Primary Care Office
1100 West 49th Street
Mail Code 1937
Austin, TX 78756
Phone: 512-776-2127
Fax: 512-776-4232
Cindy.Ellis@dshs.texas.gov
Texas Primary Care Office

Additional Contacts

Texas Primary Care Office
TexasPCO@dshs.texas.gov
Tel: 512-776-7518
Fax: 512-776-4232

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