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Medicine in the Media

You no doubt have a reason for joining HOSA and entering the world of health. We all do. For many, an experience from the past makes such an impression on them that they decide to commit their lives to healthcare. Others (including yours truly) initially discover health careers based on their academic skills & interests. As students become interested in these careers and begin to lay the groundwork for their health education, they learn more about what it means to be a health professional.

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Taking your Competition to the Next Level

Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Oklahoma HOSA State Leadership Conference. It was the first time I’ve been able to attend my home state’s SLC since 2013, so it was wonderful to reconnect with past state officers and see HOSA competition at the state level.

2017 Preparedness Summit

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Wednesday, April 26

HOSA-Future Health Professionals, represented by Candy Leopold, Minnesota State Advisor and MRC Coordinator, served as a panelist at the MRC Town Hall Session during the 2017 Preparedness Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.  The focus of the Summit is to explore the factors driving change in our world, analyze how they will impact the future of public health preparedness, and identify opportunities we have today to drive action toward meeting our future needs.

HOSA Announces 2017 Public Health Leadership Scholars

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is pleased to announce the 2017 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 17-21 in Washington, D.C.

HOSA Members Rank in STEM Premier Top 100

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.

Oklahoma HOSA honors Capt. Mike Brode

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. 
 

Favorite Classroom Activity

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.  

Delaware HOSA recognized by University of Delaware

FUTURE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Article by Dante LaPenta Video by Ashley Barnas April 04, 2017

High school students from across Delaware compete in health conference on STAR Campus

Watch the video.

¿Hablas español?

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.
 
Required Qualifications:
  • Spanish Fluency basic to moderate
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Public Health Leadership Scholars

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!
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2017 Winter Edition e-Magazine

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.

2017 Winter e-Magazine

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

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Interview with a Scientist: Pam Osborn Popp

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.

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Advice on Choosing a Career Path

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.

Delaware HOSA Hosts Rare Disease Day Event

Updated (3/7/2017)

Nemours Hosts 3rd Annual Rare Disease Day

Global Dental Relief Scholarship

Join Global Dental Relief on a trip!
 
Pre-dental and pre-dental hygiene scholarship presented by Cranberry
 
Global Dental Relief is proud to offer a new scholarship starting in 2017! 
 
Cranberry Scholarship Program -- $1000 each for five lucky students to attend a Global Dental Relief trip and experience dentistry firsthand.
 

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Louisiana HOSA Member Peyton Pipher Wins Contest to Go to Inauguration

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.

2017 HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors Announced

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). 

Join the Popsicle Challenge!

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!

Check out the Popsicle Challenge

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