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Learn to conduct forensic medical evaluations of asylum seekers through daylong training

We are excited to announce that the Asylum Program at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at UT Health San Antonio are partnering to host a virtual asylum training titled Introduction to Forensic Documentation of Trauma: Evaluating Immigrant Survivors of Torture and Ill Treatment on Saturday, March 27, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. CDT. 


Why is this training important? Each year thousands of survivors of torture and severe human rights abuses seek humanitarian protection in the United States. There are far more people seeking humanitarian protection than there are physicians and psychologists with skills to substantiate claims of abuse. This training will increase the number of health professionals in South Texas capable of providing forensic asylum evaluations and writing medical-legal affidavits to assist persons applying for humanitarian relief.