Philadelphia Human Rights Clinic Physician Training

Course details

  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.75 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
Title & description
Program Description: 




Program Overview:

The PHRC is pleased to offer this free training session to teach physicians how to conduct and document a forensic evaluation for people seeking asylum. Without a medical examination, 75% of asylum seekers are deported to their country of origin. With an evaluation, greater than 90% are granted refugee status.

Target Audience:

Physicians, residents and fellows who will conduct physical and psychiatric evaluations as well as complete affidavits for asylum applicants.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Summarize immigration and asylum processes in the United States and discuss the important role of the health professional and forensic documentation in these processes.
  • Diagnose and evaluate the variety of presentations of emotional, psychological and physical sequelae characteristic of immigrant torture survivors and survivors of other human rights abuses who are seekinghumanitarian protection in the US
  • Integrate health professional skills and expertise within the legal framework to prepare medical-legal documentation and presentations of findings of human rights abuse
  • Construct and write a medical affidavit of support for a survivor of torture or human rights abuse who is seeking asylum or another form of humanitarian protection in the US

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit:
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Jordan Medical Education Center
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States
This live activity started on June 3rd, 2017 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 5.75
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 5.75
Office of Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education
150 Anatomy/Chemistry Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6061
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In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.