Southlake, TX--On April 12, STEM Premier released the annual national ranking of the top 100 STEM high school students. The list is comprised of high-achieving juniors and seniors from across the country with STEM Premier profiles that were rated and ranked the highest based on over 30 profile metrics including achievements, experiences, and more. The final selection includes Presidential Service Award Winners, National Merit Scholars, Girl Scouts, and members of associations such as HOSA-Future Health Professionals, and more.
Every year Oklahoma HOSA recognizes individuals who have given their time and talents to the members and our conferences. This year Oklahoma presented the 2017 Oklahoma HOSA Honorary Member to Capt. Mike Brode.
Mike joined his local HOSA chapter at the Academy for Technology and Academics in Conway, SC in August 2006 when he started the school's pre-med program as a junior. In 2007, Mike was thrilled to represent South Carolina at the National Leadership Conference in Orlando where he also competed in the EMT competition.
HOSA partner, ANATOMY IN CLAY®, invites local chapters to submit their favorite classroom activity using Anatomy in Clay Learning Systems and Models. Chapters who submit an entry could win a Sports Medicine Model package for the classroom (valued at $1,015) and a $100 Amazon gift card. The winning activity will be announced at the 2017 International Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL.
HOSA's partner, CVS Health has just announced an exciting opportunity for pharmacy school students--CVS's first-ever Spanish Immersion Internship Program. The 2017 Spanish Immersion Internship provides the CVS and non-CVS intern the opportunity to participate in the care of patients with a variety of acute and chronic conditions, focusing on the Hispanic community and utilizing the Spanish language.
Interested in public health? Apply to be a Public Health Leadership Scholar!
Scholars learn about current and emerging issues and explore career pathways found in the field of public health while working with some of the leading public health officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Applications for the 2017 Public Health Leadership Scholars programs are now available on STEM Premier. All HOSA members, advisors, and alumni are invited to apply!
HOSA is pleased to present the 2017 Winter edition of the HOSA e-Magazine. We are grateful to the National Executive Council, States and Chapters for contributing to a great e-Magazine. Please take a moment and read all of the informative articles.
Up until now, this blog has mostly focused on my journey to becoming a physician. I know, however, that the world of health (and thus the interests of HOSA members) reaches far beyond patient care. To that end, I’m excited to begin branching out and interviewing extraordinary people who are impacting health and medicine through work in many different fields. I couldn’t think of a better person with which to begin this series.
Of all the topics about which I’ve written so far, none has been as dreaded as this. Students in middle and high school receive countless opinions on how they should decide what they want to do “when they grow up.” The stress of choosing a career path is substantial and many times overwhelming. I, too, have an opinion, and so I will share it with you today.
BELLE CHASSE - A high school freshman and HOSA member will be packing his bags and heading to Washington, D.C. for the presidential inauguration. It's a dream come true for a teenager, who has known since grammar school, that he wants to run for public office. You may not know who Peyton Pipher, 14, is, but give him time. Since fifth grade, he's had a passion for leadership, politics and the news.
The HOSA-Future Health Professionals is proud to announce the 2017 HOSA, Inc. Chair, Brock Rops, who was recently elected at the annual Board of Directors Meeting held in Southlake, Texas. Other officers elected: Dr. Peggy Enslen, Chair-Elect (DE), and Janet Villarreal, Board Secretary (TX).
HOSA is excited to work with NAMI for the next two years in raising funds and awareness for mental illness. Texas HOSA has stepped up and is challenging it's members to the Popsicle Challenge in order to "Freeze Mental Illness in its Tracks." Join the challenge with Texas HOSA by creating a challenge in your chapter or state!
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A Palmdale High School attempts to set the world record for climbing the equivalent height of Mount Everest at an indoor gym. The educator wants to inspire a former student to return to school after she survived a shooting two years ago.
"He's always out to help other people,” said Jason Wells, a longtime friend of Tim Klein, a Palmdale High School teacher. “Everything he's doing, he's always thinking about the people around him."
The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States invited Virginia HOSA members to participate in their annual conference on November 30, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC.
As promised earlier, here is my guide to soliciting letters of recommendation or evaluation. One of the most stressful parts of applying to a health career program is the requirement to obtain letters from professors, mentors, and supervisors. Programs may have basic requirements (for example, at least two letters) or very specific demands (two letters from professors of science, one letter from a medical doctor, and one letter from a volunteering supervisor). Often, the stress results from inadequate preparation and waiting too late to ask potential writers.
As a Future Health Professional, you’re no doubt aware of the importance of networking. Health careers can often seem like a small community; in even a large city you’ll find that you run into the same people over and over again. So getting to know key people and maintaining strong relationships with those who are in a position to help you can be incredibly rewarding. As a student, though, you may think that networking is the domain of current health professionals alone. This couldn’t be further from the truth.