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The Keck Human Rights Clinic (KHRC) is a student run clinic dedicated to providing forensic medical and psychological evaluations to survivors of human rights abuses seeking asylum in the United States. KHRC was founded in 2017 by USC-Keck medical students and the Department of Family Medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC.  The clinic is the first of its kind on the West Coast and works in collaboration with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).


  1. Justice: Members of the USC-Keck Human Rights Clinic advocate on behalf of asylum seekers by providing pro bono forensic medical and psychological evaluations to corroborate claims of maltreatment.

  2. Education: Medical students are given the opportunity to assist with forensic evaluations and report drafting, allowing students to gain experience as advocates for health and human rights. Medical students also learn about global issues and cultural competence through assisting with these examinations.

  3. Training: The USC-Keck HRC hosts training sessions for physicians to gain the skills necessary to perform forensic evaluations. If you are interested in hearing about or attending upcoming training sessions, please contact us at contact@keckhumanrights.com



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