HOSA members are encouraged to take full advantage of the HOSA National Competitive Events Program, a constantly expanding and improving series of healthcare related competitive events. Competition within a state is held in the spring as a means of identifying those members eligible for competition at the HOSA National Leadership Conference. Imagine the pride that members feel when their names are called and they stand on stage waiting to receive a National HOSA Medallion for recognition as a first, second or third place event winner. In order to participate in a competitive event, a student must be a secondary or postsecondary/ collegiate active HOSA member. The top three competitors at the state conference will have the opportunity to compete at the national conference.
The HOSA Competitive Events Program brings health science education to life through rigorous testing of knowledge, performance, skill, and leadership capabilities aimed at developing, encouraging, and recognizing the brightest future health professionals. Competitive events are divided into six (6) different categories which are Health Science Events, Health Professions Events, Emergency Preparedness Events, Leadership Events, Teamwork Events, and Recognition Events. Students who participate in competitive events enhance their academic, technical, and leadership skills.