Salvadorian Staff Pulmonary Physician Granted National Interest Waiver to Serve in a Medically Underserved Community in Texas
March 11, 2014 - This Salvadorian national is a staff pulmonary physician that came to the United States on a J-1 visa to complete his residency training in Internal Medicine in 2008 as well as his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in June of 2011. After he was granted his J-1 visa waiver and waived of the 2-year foreign residence requirement, we filed his J-1 visa waiver transfer to another location in Texas.
Recently, we were retained again to file this physician’s NIW in order for him to serve five years in an underserved community in San Antonio, Texas. We stated that his employment will have an immediate and positive impact on the medical services provided in this community by reducing the long wait by patients to see physicians as well as enhance follow-up procedures with the facility and enhance the availability and quality of care provided to patients. His NIW was approved on March 11, 2014.