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2019 Winter eMagazine

HOSA is pleased to share the 2019 Winter eMagazine. We want to thank the states and chapters that contributed articles and photos for this edition. 

We also want to encourage you to continue to submit articles and photos for future editions. If you have questions about submitting content please contact hosa@hosa.org

Click here to view the eMagazine.

Rhode Island HOSA Advisor Received Golden Apple Award

HOSA congratulates Rachel Roberge, the local HOSA advisor for Scituate High School in North Scituate, Rhode Island, for receiving the Golden Apple Award by the Rhode Island Department of Education. 

To her students, Rachel Roberge is a teacher who “leads by example.” To her colleagues, she is “a crucial member” of the school community. For Roberge, it was just “another school day” when she was teaching her science classes at Scituate High School Wednesday - that is, until her classroom filled with family members, her colleagues, and cameras.

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HOSA Blog: Membership Involvement and Leadership Development

By Austin Brewer, Postsecondary/Collegiate Vice President (2018-2019)
 
There is nothing more exciting than a room full of HOSA members! The atmosphere is filled with excitement, everyone is talking about the next conference and trying to find a partner for a competitive event. This atmosphere is filled to the brim with one thing-HOSA! To build on the theme of membership engagement, we would like to provide you with useful tips and tricks to keep your local chapter meetings organized, engaging, and of course fun! 
 

STEM Premier Name Change and Cash Promo

Tallo Cash Promotion

Tallo is awarding 3 HOSA chapters with $500 each who complete their Tallo profiles in one of the following categories: 

2019 HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors Elects Officers

HOSA, Inc. announces the election of its 2019 Board officers which includes two alumni members and the state advisor for HOSA’s largest chartered association.  The HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors conducted its annual election on Saturday, January 12 and elected Janet Villarreal (TX State Advisor), 2019 Chairman; Jason Huff (Alumnus and Industry Representative), Chair-Elect; and Dana Stringer (Alumnus and AL State Advisor), Board Secretary.

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Glossiphobia

Public speaking is a fear that I often hear cited along with phobias of things like spiders, snakes, or heights. I think of it as very different, though. Those fears are instinctual and evolutionary - it’s not often smart to pick up a snake or stand at the edge of a cliff. Public speaking, however, is typically a good thing. Somebody has decided that what you have to say is important enough that multiple people will want or need to hear it.

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Six Weeks of Gross Anatomy

It’s the most famous course offered in medical school. Gross Anatomy defines the experience of the medical student in popular culture. As it turns out it is also defining for the students themselves. Many in my class commented that although they received their white coats weeks earlier at a formal coating ceremony, they didn’t feel that they were truly physicians-in-training until they stepped through the doors of the Gross Anatomy lab. I had a similar experience.

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Financing Medical School

Hello everyone! With the start of Spring semester looming and the idea of state leadership conferences beginning in just a couple short months, I thought it might be a good time to check in. I remember being really nervous before my first SLC in 2010 - I was competing in HOSA Bowl and it’s certainly not the most low-stress of competitions. Suffice it to say that I sympathize with those of you who may be getting nervous.

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Organic Chemistry “101”

Please resist the urge to immediately close this webpage! Of all the courses required of pre-health students, none is more dreaded than organic chemistry (also commonly known as o-chem or orgo). Most programs require two semesters (thus one full year) of this area of study, and for many students (myself included) it represents the most difficult year of college. In this post, I’ll talk about why I think that is, why I think it’s organic chemistry that’s most challenging specifically, and how I got through it.

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Choosing a Major

When I prepare to write an article for this blog, I typically begin by going through the entries I have already made and determine if there are any “holes” in the information that I’m providing. I think about what else I might have wanted to know about the road toward a health career when I was in high schoolor college. Overall, I’m usually pleased with what I’ve written about so far and I find myself filling smaller and smaller gaps with more specific topics that were more personal to me. But not today!

Mini-Grant Opportunities from America's Promise Alliance

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a member of the America's Promise Alliance.  America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest group of national and local organizations, community collaboratives, businesses, and individuals dedicated to improving the lives of young people. 

HOSA Congratulates CVS Health on Its Acquisition of Aetna

Today, HOSA-Future Health Professionasl congratulates CVS Health on its acquisition of Aetna and  look forward to the combined company and its emphasis on making healthcare more accessible and affordable for patients.

Missouri HOSA Attends PLTW Summit

Missouri HOSA State Officers, Edward Toderescu-Stavila, President, and Ben Totta, Vice President, assisted Missouri HOSA state staff with the HOSA exhibit booth and presentation at the recent PLTW Regional Summit in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 14-16, 2018. 

During the presentation, several states were represented and learned more about connecting, inspiring, and engaging with middle, high school, and collegiate/postsecondary students through HOSA—Future Health Professionals. 

AMSUS 2018 Annual Meeting

The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) invited Delaware, Maryland and Virginia HOSA members to participate in their annual conference on  November 27, 2018 at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center in Maryland with a unique agenda of activities planned for HOSA-Future Health Professionals.  Over 235 HOSA members in attendance were able to take advantage of this exciting experience.

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HOSA Blog presented by the Executive Council

Welcome back to an exciting new year of HOSA! We (the HOSA Executive Council) hope to use this blog and other forms of social media to interact in a greater capacity  with the nearly 235,000 HOSA members across the globe!

The HOSA Blog will feature updates from the Executive Council, information about upcoming HOSA events, spotlights on health careers and opportunities, as well as local and state chapter activities. If you are interested in submitting a blog entry, please feel free to contact an Executive Council Member.  

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Choosing the Right Competitive Event for You!

Welcome back to an exciting new year of HOSA! We (the HOSA Executive Council) hope to use this blog and other forms of social media to interact in a greater capacity  with the nearly 235,000 HOSA members across the globe! The HOSA Blog will feature updates from the Executive Council, information about upcoming HOSA events, spotlights on health careers and opportunities, as well as local and state chapter activities. If you are interested in submitting a blog entry, please feel free to contact an Executive Council Member.

Shop and Support HOSA

HOSA has been approved for Amazon's Smile program. When you use HOSA's Amazon link, a portion of anything purchased will go to HOSA! Please remember to use this link when shopping and encourage your family and friends to do so as well! Thank you for supporting HOSA-Future Health Professionals!

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