The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is now providing training for physicians in the Phoenix area to work with students to provide medical and psychological forensic evaluations for individuals seeking asylum. Interested residents, fellows, physicians and other licensed healthcare providers and medical students are welcome to attend a virtual training on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Those interested will support the recently launched Phoenix Asylum Evaluation CHIP Clinic, a CHIP site which provides free forensic evaluations for asylum seekers. The findings of these evaluations are written into a medical affidavit that can be used to bolster the individual's legal case for asylum.
The Phoenix Asylum Evaluation CHIP Clinic, a program of the College of Medicine– Phoenix, will be hosting a virtual asylum evaluation training in collaboration with the Southern Arizona Asylum CUP Clinic at the College of Medicine – Tucson, on Saturday, Nov. 21.
This training is certified by Physicians for Human Rights. Lectures and cases will be led by experienced clinicians and attorneys. You will learn how to become involved with medical student-run Asylum Clinics at both University of Arizona medical schools. All specialties are welcome!
Physician asylum evaluations are highly effective and increase a migrant's likelihood of attaining official immigration status from <30% to 90%.