Medical Students

We are always looking for dedicated medical students who are interested in volunteering with the WCCHR. In order to become a volunteer, medical students must first attend a PHR-affiliated training session. Once trained, medical students work closely with clinicians to evaluate asylum seekers for signs of physical and/or psychological torture. Subsequently, students draft medical affidavits in support of the asylum applicant. A final version of the affidavit is then submitted by the clinician as part of the application that goes to court. 

In addition to volunteering at evaluations, medical students can get involved with the WCCHR in a variety of ways, including Continuing Care and Research. For information on upcoming training sessions or to learn more about how to get involved, please contact us at


Weill Cornell Medical College Center for Human Rights 1300 York Avenue, Box #2 New York, NY 10065