Sponsored by Sutter Health

Affiliated with
University of California, San Francisco

Excellence Integrity Relationship


Health and Human Rights Clinic

Partners: Santa Rosa Community Health

People: Lucia Roncali

This focus threads through all 3 years of residency, and includes an introduction to refugee health and international human rights during internship year, followed in subsequent years by more in-depth training in doing medical and psychological evaluations of people who have survived torture and are applying for asylum in the United States.  With support, residents learn how to do the evaluations, how to write for court and testify.  They develop skills to use with high traumatized people who come for primary care.  Because the focus throughout is on uncovering the innate resiliency we all possess, residents frequently comment that this training helps them to become better doctors overall.