School of Medicine

Physicians for Human Rights


The Physicians for Human Rights chapter at Baylor College of Medicine advocates for human rights in the local Houston area and runs an asylum clinic that provides free forensic evaluations for individuals seeking asylum in the United States. A wonderful team of volunteer clinicians collaborates with interpreters, medical students, and the national PHR organization to conduct physical and/or psychiatric evaluations that will be used for legal purposes in determining clients' asylum status. The chapter also hosts on-campus discussion events on refugee crises and current human rights issues.


President/Director: Ila Gautham,

Treasurer/Co-Director: Erica Ding,