HOSA-Future Health Professionals welcomes a new organizational division, the Middle School Division. At the National Leadership Conference, the 2015 Delegate Assembly voted to recognize the Middle School Division as a separate entity beginning with the 2015-2016 membership year.
Starting a Middle School HOSA Chapter will give students in grades 6-8 interested in or planning to pursue a career in the health professions. It gives them an opportunity to connect, become informed and visualize being a Future Health Professional. This opportunity could also help grow and groom your High School HOSA Chapters by mentoring and partnering with projects.
Per www.hosa.org, the Middle School Division shall be composed of middle school students who are in grades 6-8 and are interested in or planning to pursue a career in the health professions.
The official definition for middle school members of HOSA for the purposes of Competitive Events is:
A middle school student is one who: a) is enrolled in a state-approved health science program or is planning to pursue a career in the health professions; and b) has not been promoted to a secondary institution (grades 9-12) prior to the state’s annual conference.
Middle school members will be offered the following competitive events at the National level. In 2015-2016, all event guidelines will remain the same for Middle school, Secondary, and Postsecondary members. For information on each event, please visit our National HOSA site at: http://www.hosa.org/guidelines
Exploring Medical Innovation
Extemporaneous Health Poster
Founations of Medical Terminology
Health Career Display
Health Career Exploration
Health Career Preparation
Life Threatening Situations
Math for Health Careers
In addition to the events listed above, middle school members can also be recognized in the following Recognition Events:
- Barbara James Service Award
- HOSA Happenings
- HOSA Service Project
The Affiliation Process (Starting a Middle School Chapter) is online and it is easy! All chapters affiliate through the HOSA web site at www.hosa.org. We look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions that would improve the online affiliation process.The step by step affiliation instructions are below.
Call National HOSA at 800.321.4672 with questions
Internet Affiliation Instructions
- The first step in using the internet affiliation system is to call your HOSA State Advisor – for MN HOSA that is Summer Hagy – 651-500-8025 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call National HOSA Headquarters to request the password for access to the affiliation system.
- With your chapter’s password and national charter number, go to the following link and enter your charter number and password in the Local Chapter Advisor blanks Affiliate.
- After successfully logging in, you should reach the main menu. To access instructions for online affiliation, please click on the first link in the main menu. It is recommended that you review the instructions if you are unfamiliar with the online affiliation system.