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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!

2018-2020 HOSA Service Project

The 2018-2020 HOSA Service Project (selected by the 2018 Voting Delegates) is the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF). HOSA is excited to work with NPCF for the next two years in raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer.

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

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