The Students Health and Welfare Centres Organisation’s (SHAWCO) 750 km health tour to celebrate the organisation’s 75th anniversary was an unforgettable experience for the volunteers – and the communities they treated.
James van Duuren’s involvement with the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) dates back to his first week at medical school when he enrolled as a volunteer. Now in his fifth year, he has recently been appointed as president of SHAWCO Health for 2018.
Medical students who participate in student-run clinics (SRCs) demonstrate improved confidence in clinical skills and clinical reasoning, as well as enhanced social awareness. This is according to a recent study conducted by a group of 4th year medical students in collaboration with the Students Health And Wellness Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) Research Portfolio.
The Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) turns 75 this July. In recognition of this milestone, the organisation has launched a fundraising drive to continue its efforts to promote the health and education of the community.