Philadelphia Human Rights Collaborative

Membership Eligibility: All Jefferson Students

Membership Dues or Fees: None

Description: The Philadelphia Human Rights Collaborative (PHRC) is a student-run organization with a mission to provide no-cost psychiatric and medical affidavits for asylum seekers in the region. In collaboration with Drexel and the Perelman School of Medicine, PHRC trains physicians to perform physical & psychiatric evaluations of asylum seekers, while educating medical students about the process of asylum and the role of healthcare professionals in the process. Students take a hands-on role by documenting evaluations and drafting the legal affidavit.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization Email: PHRC@students.jefferson.edu

Student Organization Advisor: James Plumb, MD, Professor, Director Center for Urban Studies 833 Chestnut St Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19107| (215) 955-6340