Wisconsin HOSA is on the grow! So far this year, the future health professional group has 1,574 members in over 60 chapters, with a goal to reach 3000+ members and 100+ chapters by March 1, 2023. In the past three years, Wisconsin HOSA has increased the percentage of students of color participating every year between 2-3%.
This year, Wisconsin HOSA held two statewide conferences in October, one at Concordia University in Mequon, and one at UW-Stevens Point. The hosting academic partner spotlighted health professions from the training programs they offer at their institution.
Students learned about different health professions through a patient case scenario – how each professional works together with a team to provide the best outcomes and holistic care to a “mock” patient. This is called interprofessional learning in healthcare, and is key to not only helping students explore which profession they might want to pursue, but also helps them understand that healthcare is an interesting intersection of personal skills and greater systems.
Wisconsin HOSA’s student state officer team creates a Program of Work every year under the guidance of DPI Health Science Consultant Christina Patrin. For 2022-2023, Wisconsin HOSA is focusing on continuing development of chapter leaders and advisors, educational outreach for students interested in healthcare professions, an ambassador program, special events, and marketing.
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This item was submitted by Christina Patrin, Health Science Consultant, HOSA State Advisor, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Division of Career and Technical Education.