Education

Medical students, residents and fellows at Yale participate in medical evaluations of asylum applicants with one of the Center’s faculty at the medical school or at a detention facility. Trainees can complete formal training with one of our advocacy partners at Physicians for Human Rights or HealthRight International which enables them to perform these evaluations independently when they become licensed. Residents, fellows and students at the Medical School and the School of Public Health learn about asylum medicine and local global health through lectures, workshops and poster sessions on campus and at regional and national meetings. The Center collaborates with law students at Yale Law School and the University of Connecticut School of Law, who refer asylum applicants to us. The Yale Center for Asylum Medicine has hosted national meetings which teach physicians from the US and Canada about forensic evaluations.

Featured: Dr. Katherine McKenzie, Dr. Shelli Farinaz Farhadian, and a client.