Our next Asylum Clinic Evaluation Training Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9am-4pm at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
More details including the sign-up link is coming soon. Please check back in the middle of August for more information.
A sample schedule is below.
The basic goal of the Asylum Clinic is for volunteer clinicians to perform a comprehensive physical or psychological evaluation of U.S. asylum seekers and to submit an affidavit to support their case in the immigration court. This process can drastically improve the chances of a survivor of human rights abuses in obtaining legal status in the U.S
In order to work with asylum seekers, physician and student volunteers must attend a training workshop. It will cover topics like Asylum Law, Practical Tips for Working with Asylum Seekers, Physical Evaluation, Psychological Evaluations, and Best Practices for Writing Affidavits.
The workshop includes coffee, breakfast and lunch, and materials. Registration for students will cover food and material costs. Registration for clinicians will cover their registration with PHR, materials, and food for the day.