Competitive Events

HOSA’s Competitive Events Program brings health careers education to life through rigorous testing of knowledge, performance, skill, and leadership capabilities aimed at developing, encouraging, and recognizing the brightest future health care professionals. HOSA’s competitive events are divided into five categories.

Oregon HOSA will not offer 100% of the events available at the National level.  

Eligibility for State Competitions

  • Students must be affiliated and paid members to compete at the State Leadership Conference.
  • Each Oregon HOSA member is eligible to compete in a maximum of two (2) Oregon HOSA Competitions.
  • Oregon HOSA provides the following competition opportunities in each of the categories
    • Category I – Competitors may register for an unlimited number of events in this category.
    • Category II, III, IV, & V – Competitors may register for a maximum of two (2) events in all of these categories combined.
    • Category VI – Competitors may register for an unlimited number of events in this category.
    • Oregon HOSA State Events – Competitors may register for an unlimited number of events in this category. These events do not qualify for National HOSA competition.

Competitive Event Resources

Eligibility for National Competitions

If students qualify for more than one event for National HOSA competition, students must choose only one (1) competitive event for the National Leadership Conference, with the exception of Category VI – Recognition Events. Students may compete in an unlimited number of Recognition Events at the national level.

Oregon HOSA State Level Competitive Events 

Category I: Health Science Events 

  • Dental Terminology pdf
  • Knowledge Tests
    • Medical Law & Ethics pdf
    • Human Growth and Development pdf
    • Nutrition pdf
    • Pathophysiology pdf
    • Pharmacology pdf
    • Transcultural Health Care pdf
  • Medical Spelling pdf
  • Medical Terminology pdf
  • Medical Math pdf

Category II: Health Profession Events

  • Biomedical Laboratory Science pdf
  • Dental Science pdf
  • Medical Assisting pdf
  • Nursing Assisting pdf
  • *Personal Care pdf
  • Sports Medicine pdf

Category III: Emergency Preparedness Events

  • CPR/First Aid pdf
  • *Life Support Skills pdf
  • MRC Partnership pdf

Category IV: Leadership Events

  • Extemporaneous Health Poster pdf
  • Health Career Photography pdf
  • *Interviewing Skills pdf
  • Extemporaneous Writing pdf
  • Job Seeking Skills pdf
  • Prepared Speaking pdf
  • *Speaking Skills pdf

Category V: Teamwork Events

  • Creative Problem Solving pdf
  • HOSA Bowl pdf
  • Health Career Display pdf
  • Forensic Medicine pdf

Category VI: Recognition Events

  • Barbara James Service Award pdf
    • HOSA Activity Tracking System Instructions (for students) pdf
    • HOSA Activity Tracking System Instructions (for advisors) pdf
  • HOSA Chapter Reflection pdf
  • Health Care Issues Exam pdf
  • HOSA Happenings pdf
  • National Service Project pdf
    • HOSA Activity Tracking System Instructions (for students) pdf
    • HOSA Activity Tracking System Instructions (for advisors) pdf
  • MRC Volunteer Recognition pdf
    • HOSA Activity Tracking System Instructions (for students) pdf
    • HOSA Activity Tracking System Instructions (for advisors) pdf

Oregon HOSA Written Events (Oregon HOSA Only)

  • Skeletal ID (Coming Soon)
  • Muscle ID (Coming Soon)
  • National Health Science Honor Roll pdf | online form

*Must be classified under the provision of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 Public Law 105-17.

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