Get Involved

Become a Volunteer Scribe

We will be hosting a medical student training on Tuesday, October 16th at 7pm. At this event, we will introduce medical students in Philadelphia to the process of seeking asylum, and the important role that medical affidavits serve in documenting evidence of persecution.

Upon completing this training, students will be eligible to volunteer with our clinic. As volunteer scribes, medical students take notes during forensic evaluations and then write a first draft of the affidavit. The evaluating clinician will then edit and finalize the draft in a final version that will serve as evidence in immigration court.

Become a Volunteer Evaluator

We recently hosted our 4th annual asylum evaluation training for physicians and psychologists. This day-long seminar teaches clinicians how to evaluate and document evidence of persecution, and how to write an asylum affidavit for immigration court.

Graduates of our training join the Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Network, and are eligible for free CME credit.

Thank you to everyone who came out on September 15th for the training at the Perelman School of Medicine. We had a great turnout and we look forward to working with our newly trained volunteers!

Please contact us at phrc.operations@gmail.com if you have any questions about clinician training, or if you’ve been trained elsewhere and would like to volunteer with our clinic.

Become a Partner

We are excited to partner with refugee and immigrant service organizations in the Philadelphia area. If you would like to partner with us or showcase your organization’s work at our monthly speaker series, please contact us.

 

Our Community Partners:

Physicians for Human Rights

Weill-Cornell Human Rights Clinic

Puentes de Salud

Nationalities Service Center

HIAS

Thank you to our generous donors!