One benefit of HOSA membership is the opportunity to showcase health science knowledge and skills through competitive events. Students work individually or in teams. Events may include an on-line test, skill demonstration, formal presentation, display of work, or group situation.
A student must be an affiliated dues-paid HOSA member each year to compete. Affiliation must occur by February 1, 2018, and dues must be paid by February 23, 2018. He/she may choose two competitive events and any number of recognition events.
If an event requires on-line testing prior to the State Leadership Conference, that is done on a local level with a test proctor present. Test proctors need to be registered by February 16, 2018. The on-line test must be completed during the designated testing window in order to compete at the state conference. This year's on-line testing will begin at 12:01 am on February 26, 2018, and close at 11:59 pm on March 9, 2018.
Active HOSA members gain the opportunity to compete at both the state level and international levels. At the State Leadership Conference, members who place first, second, or third are given the opportunity to compete at the national competition during the International Leadership Conference. The fourth and fifth placings are considered alternates.
HOSA advisors often ask for suggestions when helping to prepare their HOSA members for state and international competition. Here are some competition tips that might make a difference!
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