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hvitgris

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In the end I would rather get a H1 visa, however, many pre-liminary med spots are offering only J1 visas. Can I get a J1 visa for my prelim year then change to a H1 the next year when I start anesthesiology. Anyone have any experience with this? any info would be helpful.

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kima

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One piece of advice, don't go with the J1, it's hell to get out of it.
it's hard but not impossible to find prelims that offer H1.

I am in the same boat, just take step 3 and make sure to check that the program DOES sponsor H1, I called each program to double check! a lot of work but well worth it.

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kima said:
One piece of advice, don't go with the J1, it's hell to get out of it.
it's hard but not impossible to find prelims that offer H1.

I am in the same boat, just take step 3 and make sure to check that the program DOES sponsor H1, I called each program to double check! a lot of work but well worth it.

K
Thanks for your reply Kima, I agree, from the info that I have received so far it looks like the H1 would be the better choice in my situation.
 
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