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SUNY Downstate is hosting our annual Asylum Clinic Training on Sunday, November 6th, from 9AM-3PM. Downstate and Kings County affiliated are encouraged to attend in-person in the Alumni Auditorium. Outside participants are welcome but must use Zoom to join our training event. All clinicians are eligible for 5 CME credits through the AAFP for participation regardless of in-person or virtual attendance, and all attendees will be eligible to volunteer with PHR chapters nationwide. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.

Please RSVP here:

Our official poster PDF is available for download by clicking here

SUNY DOWNSTATE STUDENTS MUST ATTEND IN-PERSON TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOLUNTEER. Please see the email from 10/5/22 from Brandon Grill for a Downstate student-specific invitation. 

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SUNY Downstate  Asylum Clinic

Downstate Physicians for Human Rights


Our Asylum Clinic

Founded in 2019, we are a student-run asylum clinic that works with licensed health professionals to provide political asylum seekers pro bono medical and psychiatric evaluations to document evidence of physical or mental trauma due to past human rights abuses in their home country.  The evaluations form a crucial and often determining role in immigration court. Click below to learn more about us. 

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“It is the obligation of every person born in a safer room to open the door when someone in danger knocks.”

— Dina Nayeri

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