Fostering St. Kitts Community Health through Outreach Initiatives
Members of Students for Health also have the opportunity to collaborate with community churches and organizations such as The Ministers of Health and the Red Cross. Learn more about our initiatives through SFH by calling us today or downloading the organization’s brochure here.
The SFH organization is primarily an act of community service to the citizens of Saint Kitts. In addition, it has the following objectives:
1. To give student volunteers basic training on fundamental clinic practices like patient-doctor interaction, history taking skills, conducting physical examinations, taking blood pressure readings, heart rate, respiratory rate, anthropometric measurements like height, weight and BMI, also performing basic systemic examination.
2. To give qualified volunteers (i.e. those who pass the oral exam at the end of the training) an opportunity to interact with real patients in the real world and thus receive hands-on training that would build confidence in patient-doctor interaction in their medical careers.
3. To give qualified volunteers (i.e. those who meet our minimum of 15 hours volunteer service) an award certificate that would be a very useful addition towards voluntary activity experience in their resume which is recognized as very important towards residency application.