What is HOSA?
HOSA: Future Health Professionals is a national organization for students who aspire to enter the medical field. Students start their preparation in high school by learning about health care and various medical careers and also by helping out in their communities. HOSA is the perfect gateway for students who want to get a head start on working towards achieving their health-related career goals, develop leadership skills and learning how to present to other individuals. HOSA also promotes the delivery of quality of healthcare to all people, since students learn the difference they could make in the medical field at a young age.
AMA HOSA also has a partnership with a middle school, Caroldale Learning Community's Jump program. Jump is a part of HOSA, but is in a different program specifically for middle school students, they participate in similar events as our high school students. AMA HOSA members go to Caroldale and are mentors to the middle school students. The mentors go to Caroldale on Wednesday every other week.
- Meet new friends and classmates who have similar interests as you
- Learn more about health care and about careers in the medical field
- Volunteer at charity walks and other local events
- Participate in various competitions at HOSA State Leadership Conference (SLC)
- Make a difference in your community!
- Strengthen your communication and leadership skills
What is the State Leadership Conference?
Every year HOSA holds the State Leadership Conference (SLC) which usually either occurs in Anaheim or in Sacramento. A group of students go to SLC to compete in the event(s) they have been working on all year. The students compete against many other schools in the state of California. Those who place top three in the state are able to compete in the International State Conference (ILC) with the event they competed with against all the other states that have HOSA.
If you are interested, please join us at our general meetings every Tuesday at lunch in the MPR!