Health and Human Rights Fellowship Pathway

UCSF HEAL Initiative and the UCSF Health and Human Rights Initiative (HHRI) are now offering 2023-2025 HEAL Applicants the opportunity to apply for the Health and Human Rights Pathway.

Program Details:


    • HEAL Fellows placed at Natividad Medical Center (Central California) would join HHRI pathway for focused skill-building in the forensic evaluation of asylum seekers. The fellow will learn these skills with the UCSF Human Rights Clinic and then may apply them at HRC, their HEAL site(s) and in their future global and local practice.

    • The HEAL fellow will be placed at the UCSF Human Rights Clinic with close teaching and mentorship by HHRI faculty.


    • This Pathway will provide a HEAL fellow with:


        • Dedicated training in clinical human rights.

        • Clinical skills to provide psychological and medical assessment and forensic documentation of human rights abuses.

        • Skills on evaluations of people seeking asylum in the US.

        • Unique expertise and credentials that can be applied in their future practice settings.



    • Online basic training in medical and psychological forensic evaluations

    • Participation in the UCSF Elective in Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers

    • Monthly forensic evaluation of asylum seekers at UCSF HHRI Clinic

    • 2x monthly 1:1 mentorship meeting with HHRI

Rotating Fellow Applications for the 2023-2025 HEAL Fellowship are now open. 

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