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2019 International Leadership Conference Promotional Video

We are excited to share the 2019 International Leadership Conference promotional video.

Join over 10,000 future health professionals in Orlando, Florida, June 19-22, 2019.

HOSA 2019 ILC Promotional Video

2018 National Health Science Conference

The 2018 National Health Science Conference Leaves a Lasting Professional Development Impact

A unique National Health Science Conference recently concluded at the Downtown Denver Embassy Suites and Conference Center. The conference was organized by the National Consortium for Health Science Education, a collaborative of health science state leaders representing state education agencies, health-related organizations, and publishers and education resources providers.

iGIANT® Challenge Competition Winner Announced

Hospital Gowns Designed to Fit Male and Female Patients

 

The iGIANT® is delighted to announce that the winner for the 2018 iGIANT® HOSA Challenge competition is Angela Ballina. Angela is a sophomore at Belleview High School in Oscala, Florida. Her submission focused on the need for hospital gowns which are comfortable, practical and fit the needs of men and women. All to often, a one-size-fits all approach is taken which may not serve well the patient.

Health Professions Week: Explore. Learn. Pursue.

November 5-9, 2018

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is proud to sponsor Health Professions Week (HPW).  Health Professions Week is an exciting week-long event for high school and college students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions. HPW offers innovative ways for individuals to explore multiple health professions and interact directly with current practitioners and educators about admission requirements and career pathways. Students, teachers, and parents are invited to register for free.

12th Annual Washington Leadership Academy

We are excited that the 2018 Washington Leadership Academy will be held in Washington, DC at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Crystal City. State officers and local members are encouraged to attend this event. The 2018-19 Executive Council has been hard at work preparing to help attendees "Define Your Purpose!"

Registration for WLA is available online through the HOSA Conference Management System

2018 HOSA International Leadership Conference in Review

HOSA-Future Health Professionals was honored to have nearly 10,000 members, advisors and guests attend the 41st International Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, June 27-30, 2018.  HOSA was represented by 54 chartered associations including Canada, American Samoa and Puerto Rico as well as guests from China.

iGIANT® Challenge Competition for HOSA Innovators

iGIANT®, a nonprofit, is excited to announce a challenge competition to explore the impact of gender/sex on innovation and novel technologies in our lives. The purpose of this challenge is to establish a common dialog about best practices and to inspire participants to serve as ambassadors for innovation to help accelerate the translation of research into gender/sex-specific design elements such as programs, products, policies, and protocols.
 
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2018 International Leadership Conference

The highlight of every year for HOSA members is the HOSA International Leadership Conference.  This year's conference is being held in Dallas, Texas, June 27-30 at the Dallas Omni and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

The HOSA International Leadership Conference includes:

  • Four exciting general sessions

  • HOSA University for members, state officers and advisors

  • Exhibits presented by health organizations and associations

2018 USPHS Symposium + Surgeon General's 5K

HOSA-Future Health Professionals was honored to be invited to the annual United States Public Health Service Symposium in Dallas, Texas from June 4th through the 7th. The theme for this conference was “Ensuring Health for Generations to Come: Science Matters”. The conference began with an incredible keynote speaker, Dr. Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, who enlightened everyone about being the “Upstreamist” in life and in the health field. He further explained that the “Upstreamist” was one who would persist to locate the source of a problem to further efforts of preventative care.

2018 Presidential Scholars

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.

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ILC Special Edition e-Magazine

HOSA is pleased to present a special edition of the HOSA e-Magazine for the upcoming ILC. We are grateful to the Executive Council, States and Chapters for contributing to a great e-Magazine. Please take a moment and read all of the informative articles.

ILC Special Edition e-Magazine

We also encourage you to continue to submit your news to HOSA the next edition will come out in the fall and we are already looking for great articles and news.

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2018 HOSA Scholarship Recipients

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 HOSA Scholarship Program.  HOSA received over 400 scholarship applications that were reviewed – congratulations to all applications!  And thanks to HOSA’s partner, STEM Premier, for the platform for HOSA members to apply for this year’s scholarship.  View a list of the  2018 Scholarship Recipients.

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Systems-Based Curricula

Perhaps the most important attribute of a medical school is its curriculum. It’s interesting, then, that when I look back on my earlier series about how to choose the medical school that’s right for you, I didn’t touch on curriculum format. This is probably because it isn’t something that I considered when choosing where I wanted to go; I imagine that most people don’t. But I’ve come to realize how important it is as I’ve gone through this first year of my program.

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My Evening as an Ebola Patient

With the recent outbreak of enterohemorrhagic E. coli in romaine lettuce (don’t buy any for the time being!), I’m reminded of the Ebola outbreak earlier this decade. During the height of the “scare”, I was an emergency department volunteer at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. My duties included assisting patients to their rooms, running samples and medications around the hospital, and ensuring that patients felt as though they were being properly cared for. One evening, though, I arrived to be assigned to a different task.

HOSA Announces 2018 Public Health Leadership Scholars

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is pleased to announce the 2018 Public Health Leadership Scholar participants.  The week-long seminar is hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) with support from the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General (OSG) and the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USPHS). 
The following HOSA members, alumni, and advisors will attend in the Public Health Leadership Scholars program,
July 9-13 in Washington, D.C.
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USPHS Symposium and Surgeon General's 5K

2018 USPHS Scientific & Training Symposium | June 5-6

Ensuring Health for Generations to Come:  Science Matters
The Symposium aims to build leadership in public health through advocacy, education, research, partnerships, and program support.  There is no cost for HOSA students and advisors to attend. Register today and learn more information.

Location:
Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel
15201 Dallas Parkway

Louisiana HOSA Making a Difference in Healthcare Future

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) - LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Health care is a major industry here in Acadiana. 

Delaware HOSA at USA Science and Engineering Festival

Delaware HOSA recently represented HOSA at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C on April 7-8.  Delaware HOSA taught festival-goers about the mission of HOSA-Future Health Professionals and provided some hands-on learning with sheep organs and heart and a pig's lung.  
 

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