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What is an asylum clinic?

At its core, an asylum clinic housed at a medical school is a student-run program that connects Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)-trained clinicians to political asylum seekers and their attorneys. These clinicians conduct forensic medical or mental health evaluations to uncover signs and sequelae of torture or trauma and document their findings in affidavits that serve as evidence in the client’s legal application for asylum.

If you are interested in starting an asylum clinic or would like more information, please download our Asylum Clinic Guide here: 

Please reach out to the PHR Asylum Committee for any questions:

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