Advocating for survivors of torture and abuse in south Florida: The human rights clinic of miami
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Diversity and culture
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Describe the ways in which clinicians can use their training to meet the needs of asylum applicants and survivors of torture and/or abuse; Describe how the physician-learner model can aid in developing a cadre of clinicians who can eventually work independently to complete medical affidavits for asylum seekers and those seeking immigration relief; Design a clinic similar to the Human Rights Clinic of Miami to serve immigrants in your home community; Identify how medical schools can form collaborations with community-based organizations to advocate for health and human rights.
Keyword(s): Human Rights, Torture
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a second year MD/MPH student at the Miller School of Medicine and have been the Co-Director for the Human Rights Clinic of Miami for the last year. I have been involved in the data collection and analysis portion, and am also working on our plans for expansion.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.