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Competitive Event Overview

What are Competitive Events?

We offer over 70 competitive events for HOSA members to choose from. They fall into three categories— tests, skills, and presentations— some are individual, some require a partner and some a group. In MN we have two conferences that you can compete at Mid-winter and State Leadership Conference (SLC). If you place top three in any event at SLC you can advance to the International Leadership Conference.

Our events cover every aspect of the healthcare world, from Veterinary Science to Health Career Photography and Job Seeking Skills there is truly something for everyone!

Take our buzzfeed quiz if you’re having trouble choosing a competitive event!

 

Health Science Events (aka Test Events)

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Individual Test 100Qs

Behavioral Health Guidelines

Event Summary
Behavioral Health provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills surrounding psychology, the mind, mental health, and substance use disorders. This competitive event consists of a written test with a tiebreaker essay question. This event aims to inspire members to learn about and promote mental health resilience as well as learn how to support those in recovery, their families, and the health community.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Cultural Diversity & Disparities

Cultural Diversities and Disparities Individual Test 100Qs

Cultural Diversity & Disparities Guidelines

Event Summary
Cultural Diversity & Disparities in Healthcare provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills regarding cultural competence in the promotion of better health. This competitive event consists of a written test with a tiebreaker essay question. This event aims to inspire members to learn about cultural diversity, identify disparities in healthcare, and understand cultural differences.
Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Dental Terminology

Dental Terminology Individual Test 100Qs

Dental Terminology Guidelines

Event Summary
Dental Terminology provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills regarding language common to all dental careers and specialties. This competitive event consists of a written test with tiebreaker questions. This event aims to inspire members to learn about dental terminology, physiology, and pathophysiology.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Health Informatics

Health Informatics Individual Test 75Qs

Health Informatics Guidelines

Event Summary

Health Informatics provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills regarding the management of health information and the assimilation of technology in healthcare. This competitive event consists of a written test with a tiebreaker essay question and aims to inspire members to learn about concepts related to the study of informatics.

Dress Code

Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and Development Individual Test 100Qs

Human Growth and Development Guidelines

Event Summary
Human Growth & Development provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills regarding biophysical, mental/cognitive, social, and emotional development in the human lifespan. This competitive event consists of a written test with a tiebreaker essay question. This event aims to inspire members to learn more about growth and development across the life span.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress

Medical Law & Ethics

Medical Law and Ethics Individual Test 100Qs

Medical Law and Ethics

Event Summary
Medical Law & Ethics provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills regarding U.S. medical law, ethics and bioethics. This competitive event consists of a written test with a tiebreaker essay question. This event aims to inspire members to learn about ethical and legal terms, as well as how to analyze, synthesize and evaluate information related to this field.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Medical Math

Medical Math Individual Test 50Qs

Medical Math Guidelines

Event Summary
Medical Math provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required to identify, solve, and apply mathematical principles. This competitive event consists of a written test with tiebreaker questions. This event aims to inspire members to learn about the integration of mathematics in health care, including temperature, weights, and measures used in the health community.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Medical Reading

Medical Reading Individual Test 50Qs

Medical Reading Guidelines

Event Summary
Medical Reading provides Secondary and Postsecondary/Collegiate members with the opportunity to improve their reading comprehension and understanding of special topics related to leadership development and the health community. This competitive event shall be a written test consisting of information and knowledge gained from reading the selected books for the current year. Competitors will apply, analyze, synthesize and/or evaluate the reading material in a multiple choice test and one tiebreaker essay question. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and apply the knowledge gained from reading medical and leadership books.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Medical Spelling

Medical Spelling Individual Test 50Qs

Medical Spelling Guidelines

Event Summary
Medical Spelling provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills regarding definitions and spelling of medical terms. This competitive event consists of two rounds. Round One is a written, multiple choice test and Round Two is a “spelldown” where competitors spell terms in front of judges. This event aims to inspire members to become skilled in medical spelling.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress in Round One. Competitors who are not dressed appropriately for Round Two will not be allowed to compete.

Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology Individual Test 100Qs

Medical Terminology Guidelines

Event Summary
Medical Terminology provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills regarding prefixes, suffixes, word roots, as well as anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and occupations related to the health field. This competitive event consists of a written test with tiebreaker questions and aims to inspire members to learn about terms used in health professions and health specialties.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Nutrition

Nutrition Individual Test 100Qs

Nutrition Guidelines

Event Summary
The Nutrition test provides HOSA members with the opportunity to explore and learn about the relationship of nutrition and wellness and to assess knowledge common in this health field. This competitive event consists of a written test with a tiebreaker essay question. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and to apply and analyze information related to nutrition and health.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology Individual Test 100Qs

Pathophysiology Guidelines

Event Summary
Pathophysiology provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills regarding pathophysiology concepts. This competitive event consists of a written test with a tiebreaker essay question. This event aims to inspire members to learn about the anatomy and physiology of human diseases impacting the health community.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Pharmacology

Pharmacology Individual Test 100Qs

Pharmacology Guidelines

Event Summary
Pharmacology provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills regarding the area of healthcare concerned with uses, effects, and modes of actions of drugs. This competitive event consists of a written test with a tiebreaker essay question. This event aims to inspire members to learn about drugs action on the body, proper administration, and adaptations for different patients and conditions.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress

Health Professions Events

Biotechnology

Biotechnology Individual Test/Skill 50Qs

Biotechnology Guidelines

Biotechnology provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for a laboratory setting using biotechnology. This competitive event consists of two rounds. Round One is a written, multiple-choice test and the top-scoring competitors will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to learn more about biotechnology careers.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area, during both rounds. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Webinar Resource

Biotech Prep Hour

Clinical Labratory Science

Clinical Labratory Science Individual Test/Skill 50Qs

Clinical Laboratory Guidelines

Event Summary
Clinical Laboratory Science provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for a traditional laboratory setting. This competitive event consists of two rounds. Round One is a written, multiple choice test and the top scoring competitors will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to learn more about clinical laboratory careers.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area, during both rounds. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Clinical Speciality

Clinical Speciality Individual Presentation

Clinical Speciality Guidelines

Event Summary
Clinical Specialty provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills about a health career of their choosing. This competitive event consists of three items: the development of a career portfolio, a video demonstration of a selected skill common to the chosen health career and a live presentation to the judges. This event aims to inspire members to learn more about a health-related career and become skilled future health professionals.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear official HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress

Here are some examples, but every persons will be different!

Dental Science

Dental Science Individual Test/Skill 50Qs

Dental Science Guidelines

Event Summary
Dental Science provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for dental careers. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds. Round One is a written, multiple-choice test and the top scoring competitors will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to learn more about careers in the dental field.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area, during both rounds. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Family Medicine Physician

Family Medicine Physician Individual Presentation

Family Medicine Physician

Event Summary
The Family Medicine Physician competitive event provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain knowledge about this career path through interviews, research, and a peer presentation. Competitors will conduct interviews to learn more about family medicine, and then will share their finding with their peers through a presentation. Competitors will present their peer presentation to a panel of judges, showcasing what they have learned. This event aims to inspire members to learn about the dynamic field of Family Medicine and ultimately help AAFP in their goal to ensure that no less than 25% of medical school seniors select family medicine as their specialty by the year 2030.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear official HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Example (everyone’s will be different)

Home Health Aide

Home Health Aide Individual Test/Skill 50Qs

Home Health Aide Guidelines

Event Summary
Home Health Aide provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for supporting patients in their homes. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds. Round one is a written, multiple-choice test and the top scoring competitors will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and be equipped to serve patients in a home health setting.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area, during both rounds. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Examples

Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting Individual Test/Skill 50Qs

Medical Assisting Guidelines

Event Summary

Medical Assisting provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required to assist in administrative and clinical tasks. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds. Round One is a written, multiple-choice test and the top scoring competitors will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to become allied health professionals who respond and assist efficiently in clinical settings.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform or attire appropriate to the occupational area during testing. Round 2 skill events require attire appropriate to the occupational area be worn. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Nursing Assisting

Nursing Assisting Individual Test/Skill 50Qs

Nursing Assisting Guidelines

Event Summary
Nursing Assisting provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for patient care in medical settings. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds. Round One is a written, multiple-choice test and the top scoring competitors will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to learn more about the field of nursing and how to provide quality care.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area, during both rounds. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Sample Scenario

 

Personal Care * (IDEA)

Personal Care * (IDEA) Individual Skill

Personal Care Guidelines

Event Summary

Personal Care provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for patient care in medical settings. This competitive event consists of a skills assessment and aims to inspire members to be learn more about the field of nursing and how to provide quality care. This event is specifically for HOSA members who are classified under IDEA.

Dress Code

Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Pharmacy Science

Pharmacy Science Individual Test/Skill 50Qs

Pharmacy Science Guidelines

Event Summary
Pharmacy Science provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required in pharmacy- related careers. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds. Round One is a written, multiple-choice test and the top scoring competitors will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to be learn more about pharmacy careers and practices.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area, during both rounds. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Sample Scenario

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy | Individual | Test/Skill | 50Qs

Phlebotomy Event Guidelines

Event Summary
The phlebotomist event provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required in phlebotomy. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds. Round One will be a written, multiple-choice test and top scoring competitors will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to use critical thinking skills and be equipped with insight to treat patients in a clinical setting.

Dress Code

Proper business attire or official HOSA uniform or attire appropriate to the occupational area during testing. Round 2 skill events require attire appropriate to the occupational area to be worn. Bonus points awarded for proper dress.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Individual Test/Skill 50Qs

Physical Therapy Guidelines

Event Summary
Physical Therapy provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for assisting patients with recovery. This competitive consists of 2 rounds. Round One is a written, multiple- choice test and top scoring competitors will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire HOSA members to learn more about physical therapy concepts and techniques.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area, during both rounds. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Link to all skill playlist below

 

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy | Individual | Test/Skill | 50Qs

Respiratory Therapy Event Guidelines

Event Summary

The respiratory therapy event provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required in respiratory therapy. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds. Round One will offer competitors the opportunity to gain knowledge about this career path through an interview, research, and a presentation to judges. Top scoring competitors will advance to Round Two for the clinical skill assessment. This event aims to inspire members to learn more about respiratory careers, use critical thinking skills, and become allied health professionals who can respond and assist efficiently in clinical settings.

Dress Code

Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform for round 1. Round 2 skill events require attire appropriate to the occupational area be worn. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Individual Test/Skill 50Qs

Sports Medicine Guidelines

Event Summary
Sports Medicine provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for patient care in a sports medical setting. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds. Round One is a written, multiple-choice test and the top scoring competitors will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to be learn more about injury prevention, therapeutic intervention, and immediate care.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area, during both rounds. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

 

Veterinary Science

Veterinary Science Individual Test/Skill 50Qs

Veterinary Science Guidelines

Event Summary
Veterinary Science provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for diagnosis and treatment of animals. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds. Round One is a written, multiple-choice test and the top scoring competitors will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to learn more about the field of veterinary care.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area, during both rounds. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

HOSA Vet Skills Playlist

Emergency Preparedness Events

CERT Skills

CERT Skills 2 Participants Test/Skill 50Qs

CERT Skills Guidelines

Event Summary
CERT Skills provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for disaster preparedness and response. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds and each team consists of two (2) people. Round One is a written, multiple-choice test and the top scoring teams will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and respond efficiently to complex community hazards in the absence of emergency services.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area, during both rounds. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

CPR/First Aid

CPR/First Aid 2 Participants Test/Skill 50Qs

CPR/First Aid Guidelines

Event Summary
CPR/First Aid provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for team first aid and basic life support. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds and each team consists of 2 people. Round One is a written, multiple-choice test and the top scoring teams will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and be equipped with the skills to provide immediate, life-saving actions in the absence of emergency services.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area, during both rounds. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

 

EMT

EMT 2 Participants Test/Skill 50Qs

EMT Guidelines

Event Summary
Emergency Medical Technician provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for emergency medical care. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds and each team consists of two (2) people. Round One is a written, multiple-choice test and the top scoring teams will advance to Round Two for the skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and be equipped with resilience, physical strength and problem-solving skills to provide immediate treatment in emergencies.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area, during both rounds. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress

https://youtu.be/pf0g5eDR8vc

 

HOSA EMT Prep Videos Playlist

Epidemiology

Epidemiology Individual Test 75Qs

Epidemiology Guidelines

Event Summary
Epidemiology provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge about health and disease in populations. This competitive event consists of a written examination of concepts related to the study of epidemiology with a tiebreaker essay question. Competitors are expected to recognize, identify, define, interpret and apply these concepts in a multiple-choice test. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and improve their scientific literacy as well as provide insights into public health careers.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Life Support Skills *(IDEA)

Life Support Skills *(IDEA) Individual Skill

Life Support Skills Guidelines

Event Summary
Life Support Skills provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for basic life support. This competitive event consists of an evaluation of member’s performance in a skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and be equipped with the skills to provide immediate, life-saving actions in the absence of emergency services. This event is specifically for HOSA members who are classified under IDEA.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, or attire appropriate to the occupational area. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Mental Health Promotion

Mental Health Promotion 2-6 Participants Presentation

Mental Health Promotion Guidelines

Technology Addiction: How To Protect Ourselves

Event Summary

The Mental Health Promotion event provides HOSA members with an introduction to Mental Health topics with a grounding in prevention. The event is built on the understanding that “mental health IS health” and that we must think about taking care of our mental health just as we do our physical health.
This competitive event consists of a team of 2 to 6 members. All team members must first complete the Be There Certificate online course to help increase their mental health literacy. Teams will then create and publish a social media campaign for their peers centered on building and promoting protective factors around a selected mental health topic. This social media campaign will be pre-judged digitally prior to ILC. Teams will present their social media campaign and process to a panel of judges at ILC. This event aims to provide information on how to support someone struggling with their mental health and to inspire future health professionals to promote the importance of mental health in their schools and communities.

Dress Code

Competitors shall wear the official HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress. All team members must be properly dressed to receive bonus points

Public Health

Public Health 2-6 Participants Presentation

Public Health Guidelines

Event Summary

Public Health provides HOSA members with the opportunity to develop an effective, dynamic, and creative presentation that informs the public about an important public health issue. The team consists of 2-6 members. The event consists of two rounds. In the initial round the team has the opportunity to convince a panel of judges of the need to view their entire presentation. The highest scoring teams will advance to Round Two where a panel of judges will view the entire presentation. The event aims to inspire members to be proactive health professionals by producing a presentation that educates the public about a selected public health topic.

2022-2023 Public Health Topic:
Heart Healthy for Life: What You Need to Know Now
The World Health Organization lists the number one cause of death globally as ischemic heart disease
– 16% of the world’s total deaths is due to ischemic heart disease. According to the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention, heart disease is happening to younger adults at a greater frequency. Heart
disease can happen at any age. Further, it is noted that conditions and risks are appearing at younger
ages. Increasing the overall cardiovascular health in adults is listed as a 2030 objective in
HealthyPeople.gov. Explore healthy living @ heart.org or texasheart.org as starting points to
determine how youth can prevent the development of cardiovascular conditions.
In your public health presentation, your team should educate the public about a heart healthy lifestyle
for life. Information should be provided on the impact of cardiovascular disease and how to obtain
heart health for life.

Dress Code

Competitors may wear official HOSA uniform, proper business attire, costumes or any attire appropriate to the presentation. There will not be a dress bonus for presentation dress since teams may wear whatever they wish to wear.

 

Leadership Events

Extemporaneous Writing - Health Policy

Extemporaneous Writing Individual Skill

Extemporaneous Writing

Event Summary
Extemporaneous Writing provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for writing an essay. This competitive event consists of a secret topic related to health and a written essay based on the given secret topic. This event aims to inspire members to learn more about health through learned writing skills.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Example

Health Career Photography

Health Career Photography Individual Skill

Health Career Photography Guidelines

Event Summary
Health Care Photography provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain knowledge about different health careers and analyze them through the medium of digital photography. Competitors will photograph three different health professionals performing an aspect of their job, edit the photos using computer software technology as needed, provide a written description of the career and then may present their three printed pictures to a panel of judges. This event aims to inspire members to use photography as a means to explore health careers.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Example

Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy Lifestyles Individual Test / Presentation 50Qs

Healthy Lifestyles Guidelines

Event Summary
Healthy Lifestyle provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required to understand healthy living and the impact on health throughout the life span. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds. Round One is a written, multiple choice test and the top scoring competitors will advance to Round Two for a presentation. In addition, each competitor will focus on one personal healthy lifestyle goal and document his or her efforts in a personalized portfolio. This event aims to inspire members to learn more about health literacy topics and to develop healthy habits for a lifetime.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear proper business attire or official HOSA uniform, during both rounds. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Interviewing Skills * (IDEA)

Interviewing Skills *(IDEA) Individual Skill

Interviewing Skills Guidelines (Must have an IEP)

Event Summary
Interviewing Skills provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to successfully apply and interview for employment and internship opportunities (for college, medical school, professional career, etc.). This competitive event requires competitors to prepare a personal statement, resume, and digital profile and then participate in a mock job interview with judges. This event aims to inspire members to learn more about applying and interviewing for health-related positions and experiences. This event is specifically for HOSA members who are classified under IDEA.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Job Seeking Skills

Job Seeking Skills Individual Skill

Job Seeking Skills Guidelines

Event Summary
Job Seeking Skills provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to successfully apply and interview for employment and internship opportunities (for college, medical school, professional career, etc.). This competitive event requires competitors to prepare a personal statement, resume, and digital profile and then participate in a mock job interview with judges. This event aims to inspire members to learn more about applying and interviewing for health-related positions and experiences.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership Individual Advisor Appointed

Organizational Leadership Guidelines

Event Summary
The purpose of the event is two-fold: 1) To assist State/Chartered Associations with selecting their Voting Delegates if a method does not already exist and 2) To encourage HOSA members to develop and apply their knowledge of the HOSA organization and Parliamentary Procedure to represent their State/Chartered Associations at the International Leadership Conference as an official Voting Delegate.

Prepared Speaking

Prepared Speaking Individual Skill

Prepared Speaking Guidelines

Event Summary
Prepared Speaking provides HOSA members with the opportunity to improve knowledge and skills surrounding effective oral communication. This competitive event requires competitors to develop a speech related to a selected national topic. The topic for the year aligns to the HOSA membership theme, which is announced at the conclusion of the International Leadership Conference every year.

2023-2024 Topic: Dare to Create

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking

Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking Individual Skill

Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking

Event Summary
Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for researching a health issue, preparing written documentation supporting a thesis, and presenting information orally. This competitive event requires competitors to develop a speech and written paper, either for or against, the provided annual health topic.

Topic for 2022-2023:
Virtual Learning: Positive or Negative for Future Health Professionals?

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Writing Sample

Research Poster

Research Poster Individual Skill

Research Poster Guidelines

Event Summary
Research Poster provides HOSA members with the opportunity to think critically about a health-related issue in their community; pose a research question surrounding the chosen topic; and conduct research on that topic. All competitors will develop a Research Poster showcasing their findings and present their research to a panel of judges.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

IMPORTANT ALL POSTERS MUST BE PRINTED 48 x 36 LANDSCAPE FOR MN HOSA CONFERENCES

Example

Speaking Skills *(IDEA)

Speaking Skills *(IDEA) Individual Skill

Speaking Skills (IEP) Guidelines

Event Summary
Speaking Skills provides HOSA members with the opportunity to improve knowledge and skills surrounding effective oral communication. This competitive event requires competitors to develop a speech related to a selected national topic. The topic for the year aligns to the HOSA membership theme, which is announced at the conclusion of the International Leadership Conference every year. This event is specifically for HOSA members who are classified under IDEA.

2023-2024 Topic: Dare to Create
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress.

Teamwork Events

Biomedical Debate

Biomedical Debate (3-4 team members) 3-4 Participants Test/Skill 50Qs

Biomedical Debate Guidelines

Event Summary
Biomedical Debate provides members with the opportunity to use debate as a platform for researching the pros and cons of a biomedical issue and showcasing what has been learned. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds and each team consists of 3-4 people. Team members will participate in the Round One written test containing questions about the annual biomedical topic. The teams with the highest average score from the test will qualify for the Round Two debate(s). This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals by researching a given health topic, evaluating, discussing, and thinking critically about the issue, and refining verbal communication skills surrounding a complex biomedical issue.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear the HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress. All team members must be properly dressed to receive bonus points.

Community Awareness

 

Community Awareness (Virtual) 2-6 Participants Presentation

Community Awareness Guidelines

Event Summary
Community Awareness provides HOSA members with the opportunity to educate their community about one health and/or safety related issue of local, state and/or national interest. Teams of 2-6 members plan a community campaign surrounding a selected topic that will impact the community as a whole. Teams develop a portfolio that documents and explains the community campaign and activities. The team presents the community campaign to a panel of judges, using the portfolio as documentation of their accomplishments. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and promote community awareness of health related issues.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress. All team members must be properly dressed to receive bonus points.

Example

Creative Problem Solving

 

Creative Problem Solving (3-4 team members) 2-6 Participants Test/Skill 50Qs

Creative Problem Solving Guidelines

Event Summary
Creative Problem Solving provides members with the opportunity to analyze the problem-solving process and to work as a team to apply their problem-solving skills in creating a solution to a hypothetical health or HOSA-related problem. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds and each team consists of 2-6 people. Round One will consist of a written test and the score will be used to qualify the team for Round Two. In Round Two teams will be given a potential problem related to HOSA, the health community, or a specific health issue and have 30 minutes to analyze the problem. At the end of the preparation time, teams will have eight (8) minutes to present their solution to a panel of judges. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and utilize higher order thinking to solve complex challenges.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear the HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded in both rounds for proper dress. All team members must be properly dressed to receive bonus points.

Forensic Science

Forensic Medicine (2 person teams) 2 Participants Test/Skill 50Qs

Forensic Medicine Guidelines

Forensic Science Zoom Prep Session Recording

Event Summary
Forensic Science provides HOSA members with the opportunity to work as a team to apply their knowledge and skills in creating a solution to a forensic science-related problem. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds and each team consists of 2 people. Round One is a written test and will evaluate the team’s understanding of forensic science. The test score from Round One will be used to qualify the team for Round Two. In Round Two, teams will be given a case study to analyze that may include physical evidence and written information such as police reports and an autopsy. Teams will have six (6) minutes to view the “crime scene” and thirty (30) minutes to write their conclusions with supporting evidence. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and critically examine elements of a forensic case.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear the HOSA uniform, proper business attire, medical scrubs, or polo and khakis. Bonus points will be awarded in both rounds for proper dress. All team members must be properly dressed to receive bonus points.

Example Case Study

Health Career Photography

Health Career Display (2 person teams) 2 Participants Presentation

Health Career Display Guidelines

Event Summary
Health Career Display provides members with the opportunity to research a career of interest, create a display board of associated career materials, and improve their presentation skills as they communicate the career information to others. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds and each team consists of 2 people. Round One is the judging of the Health Display Board. The top scoring teams will advance to Round Two for the presentation. This event aims to inspire members to become future health professionals by exciting them about a career of their choosing.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress. Both team members must be properly dressed to receive bonus points.

Example

Health Education

 

Health Education (2-6 team members) (Virtual) 2-6 Participants Presentation

Health Education Guidelines

Event Summary
Health Education provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required to select a health- related concept or instructional objective, then prepare a lesson for a targeted group of learners, provide instruction, and evaluate results. This competitive event consists of a portfolio and presentation to judges and each team consists of 2-6 members. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals by educating others on health-related concepts.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress. All team members must be properly dressed to receive bonus points.

Example

HOSA Bowl

HOSA Bowl (4 team members) 4 Participants Test/Skill 50Qs

HOSA Bowl Guidelines

Event Summary
HOSA Bowl provides members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills on various topics and situations in health, current health topics, HOSA, and parliamentary procedure. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds and each team consists of exactly four (4) members. Round One is a written test. Top scoring teams advance to Round Two and compete by giving appropriate responses to items presented by a moderator in a “buzzer style” round. These items may be in the form of questions, incomplete statements, and/or definitions and may be multi-answer items. Winners will be determined by a series of elimination rounds as described in the event tournament bracket. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and motivate them to participate in teams, while learning about health, HOSA , current health topics and parliamentary procedure topics.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress in Round One. All team members must be properly dressed to receive the bonus points. Teams who are not dressed appropriately for Round Two may not be allowed to compete.

Medical Innovation

Medical Innovation (2-4 team members) 2-4 Participants Skill

Medical Innovation guidelines

Event Summary
Medical Innovation provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required to impact the future of health and or the delivery of healthcare through the development of a new medical innovation. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds and each team consists of 2-4 people. In Round One, judges will evaluate the created medical innovation and the top scoring teams will advance to Round Two for the oral presentation. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals by sharing their medical innovation, understanding, and outcomes with others.

Disclaimer
If a competitor is interested in obtaining a patent for his/her original work, it is the responsibility of the competitor. More information on patents may be found at US Patent Office or European Patent Office. HOSA does not provide patent protection for this event.

Dress Code
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or in proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress. All team members must be properly dressed to receive bonus points.

Example

Parliamentary Procedure

Parliamentary Procedure (5-8 members) 5-8 Participants Test/Skill 35Qs

Parliamentary Procedure Guidelines

Event Summary
Parliamentary Procedure provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required to conduct a simulated business meeting by using parliamentary procedure. This competitive event consists of two rounds and each team consists of 5-8 members. Round One is a written test and the top- scoring teams will advance to Round Two to conduct a demonstrated meeting with a secret topic. The demonstrated meeting should show the participant’s knowledge of parliamentary procedure and should follow the agenda given. The secret topic will include four subsidiary and privileged motions commonly used during a business meeting. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals by learning the importance of cooperation, fair decision-making, and competitive performance.

Dress Code
Competitors shall wear the HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress in both rounds. All team members must be properly dressed to receive bonus points.

Example

 

Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Public Service Announcement (2-6 members) (Virtual) 2-6 Participants Presentation

PSA Guidelines

Yearly Topic : Fentanyl Will Kill You

Event Summary
Public Service Announcement provides members with the opportunity to use technology to produce a video public service announcement that informs the community about an important health issue. This competitive event consists of one round and each team consists of 2-6 people. All teams will show their PSA to a panel of judges as well as give a presentation about their creative process. This event aims to inspire members to be pro-active future health professionals by producing a PSA to promote a health service organization, bring awareness to a health situation, or educate the public at large regarding health and well-being.
2022-2023 PSA Topic:
How to Talk to Friends and Family about Mental Health
According to Health and Wellness Magazine, the COVID – 19 pandemic has had a significant impact on people’s mental health. A study completed by Boston University shows that depression rates tripled during the first year of the pandemic.
The website, mentalhealth.gov, provides important information about recognizing signs of mental health problems and connecting people to help. Further, it provides information on how to start a conversation regarding mental health and how to find help for a friend in trouble.
Successful PSA’s will educate the community on the resources available and helpful strategies for talking to those suffering with mental health issues. Let’s make sure our friends and family know there is help available for them and how much they matter to us!

Dress
Competitors must be in official HOSA uniform or proper business attire. Bonus points will be awarded for proper dress. All team members must be properly dressed to receive bonus points.

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