30th Jul2015

2015 National Leadership Conference: Oregon HOSA’s Journey!

by Oregon HOSA

Oregon HOSA: Represent!

Hello Oregon HOSA!

As the years pass, Oregon HOSA continues to grow and improve together! This year, we had over 30 members attend the 2015 National Leadership Conference held in Anaheim, California. Compared to last year, we more than tripled the amount of representatives present at NLC. Hooray Oregon HOSA!  From June 23 to June 28, Oregon HOSA was able to spend time networking, learning, and competing, all while having a blast! With representatives from Canada and Mexico, and 8,550 HOSA members present at the Anaheim Convention Center and Hilton Anaheim, this year’s National Leadership Conference was surely the best one yet.

Oregon HOSA’s 2015 NLC Pin

Oregon HOSA was off to great start, especially after receiving our pins! Every member was excited and truly representing the spirit we Oregonians carry. At opening session, the convention center was ablaze with energy not only from our state, but from the whole nation. Opening session invigorated members due to the thrill of the 2014-2015 National Executive Council, along with keynote speaker, Dr. Sampson Davis. His book, Living and Dying in Brick City, explains his journey into the medical field and many issues seen in the medical community today. Dr. Davis was raised by a single mother in a family of six, and found himself struggling to remain cheerful and content as a teenager. One day, he and his two best friends made a promise to become doctors, and a decade later, the promise was still kept. Sampson Davis inspired all members that night to keep surging forward and to never give up. He embodies HOSA’s vision of having the ability to change others’ lives. Taking after his wonderful example, Oregon HOSA will do our best to never give up!


Benson Polytechnic High School's Chapter from Oregon HOSA was featured in this year’s NLC Program on Page 66!

With the 38th Annual National Leadership Conference commenced, the next days were spent in competition, at the HOSA expo, in educational symposiums and anywhere state pin trading could be done! Oregon HOSA members spent their time well, having loads of fun while making new friends and learning something new every day. Many members and chapters supported each other by attending showcases, watching competitions, holding study sessions and sharing materials. Oregon HOSA came together and it was amazing to see the state pride in our chapters: Benson, Health and Science, Kennedy, Madison and Willamette.

Healthcare is needed throughout the world and Oregon HOSA is ready to help out!


After round one competitions on June 25th, it was on to round two the next day! Oregon HOSA was a community of support for those who moved on and those who are ready to try again next year. Along with the excitement of competition, the buzz in the air was also for the National Officer Candidates. With 26 applicants, and each one amazing, it was difficult for Oregon HOSA to settle for just one candidate. After the second day of competition, Oregon HOSA members spent the night at the Recognition Session. National HOSA recognized the state memberships with outstanding membership increase and this year, Oregon HOSA took 2nd place with a whopping 85% growth! Coming in first was our sister state, Washington HOSA at 87% ! At the Recognition Session, the 2015-2016 National Executive council was also revealed. Oregon HOSA is excited to see what our 2015-2016 National Officers have in store for next year’s NLC!

The Expo held many cool sights. One of Oregon HOSA's favorites was the Human Lung!

After all of the hard work Oregon HOSA had done, Saturday was Disney day and all members were able to relax! The thought of competition results were the last things on members minds as everyone came together to celebrate. Hours of laughter and fun created unforgettable memories for all. Afterwards, it was time to come together for the final session: Awards Session. The much anticipated wait had finally ended. Watching the finalists appear on the screen, everyone stood by for their competitive event to come up. Oregon HOSA went wild when Ngantranh Nguyen, from Benson Polytechnic, placed in the top ten in the nation for Medical Spelling! Way to go! After a great, enthusiastic session, the HOSA Dance was the final event to end a perfect day. National Officers got down on the dance floor and many dance offs broke out, ending the night.

Members celebrated all of their hard work at Disney!

June 28th was the wistful end of the 2015 National Leadership Conference. Members were already missing California hours before they had to board their planes. This year’s NLC topped off the last and Oregon HOSA was able to strengthen its connections.  All of our hard work paid off and we can’t wait for next year’s members to share this amazing experience. As Dr. Sampson Davis eloquently words this, “You have the ability to change lives. You don’t get to give up. You do this for your advisors and parents who have supported you. And one day, your student will do the same for you.” With that, all members headed home, ready to forge their careers after their amazing week at the Home of the Happiest Place on Earth.

Our 2014-2015 National Officers kicked it off with some Oregon HOSA members before Awards Session! The start to an incredible night!

Are you ready for next year’s NLC at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee? Preparation is key! Study hard with your members to show your best at State! Also, keep in mind that fundraising for Nationals (and State) will help your wallet keep its weight. Work hard this year and it’ll truly pay off! We hope to see you next year at the 2016 National Leadership Conference!

15th Jul2015

Oregon HOSA NLC Press Release

by Oregon HOSA

Oregon HOSA Members attended the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA to take advantage of many opportunities and to be recognized! For specific information, please see the Oregon HOSA NLC Press Release.

Oregon HOSA NLC 2015 Press Release

12th May2015

Clatskanie HOSA Student Earns 2015 HOSA Scholarship!

by Oregon HOSA

An Oregon HOSA student was chosen from a pool of 750 applicants to receive one of 60 scholarships available through HOSA’s scholarship program this year. Colten Puzey from Clatskanie HOSA earned a $500 scholarship sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Scholarship winners will be recognized at the Opening General Session of the 2015 National Leadership Conference.

Congratulations, Colten!

24th Apr2015

Congratulations SLC Winners!

by Oregon HOSA

Congratulations to all State Leadership Conference winners!


09th Apr2015

Competitive Event Schedules

by Oregon HOSA

To view the most up to date version of the competitive event schedules, visit this link:


Managing Conflicts

There may be conflicts between different competitive events.  We recommend the following for competitors with conflicts:

  • If possible, try to switch time slots with members of your own chapter to make your schedule work.
  • Be certain to keep your appointment times for HOSA Bowl and Medical Spelling, as these cannot change.
  • If you still have conflicts, please report to your competitive event at the very beginning of the competition and work with the Event Facilitator to see if they can help you manage your conflict.
  • Conflicts should only be managed if your competition conflicts with another competition.  We cannot accommodate changes for other personal commitments.  You may manage personal conflicts within your own chapter, but do not expect Event Facilitators to change the schedule due to commitments outside of HOSA.

Schedule Changes

If you plan to make any changes (like switching places with another competitor or dropping an event), please report these to stateadvisor@oregonhosa.org so that we can update our master schedules.

09th Apr2015

Conference Program Now Available!

by Oregon HOSA

Plan ahead for the State Leadership Conference!

With the State Leadership Conference just around the corner, we are excited to provide you with access to the conference program:


11th Mar2015

State Proclamation on Oregon Career and Technical Education

by admin

In celebration of Career and Technical Education Month, the Oregon Career and Technical Student Organizations received a state proclamation. Join the State of Oregon in recognizing the value of Career and Technical Education and our student organizations this February 2015.

State Proclamation (PDF)

25th Feb2015

CareerSafe Scholarship Opportunity!

by Oregon HOSA

CareerSafe is excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for students that have completed one of the OSHA 10-Hour training courses. Students are encouraged to write an essay describing how their OSHA 10-Hour card has made an impact in the way they recognize hazards and how it will be a benefit to their future. Up to two (2) winners will be selected each quarter to receive a $500 scholarship!

To date, over 237,000 students have received an OSHA 10-Hour wallet card through CareerSafe’s Online OSHA 10-Hour Training courses. Together we are making a difference to reduce the risk of injury to young workers.

Phillip Cronin, a teacher from Southeast Polk High School, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, says that he believes that safety is the most important thing he teaches, and feels that OSHA safety training is an additional avenue to drive home that importance.“Employers can teach them skills specific for a job, but imbedding safety awareness in their lives if they are using it at work or at home…that’s the most important thing we can teach them [as educators],” explains Cronin.

Not only can an OSHA 10-hour training course provide valuable safety lessons for students, but also, it makes them eligible for the new $500 scholarship opportunity provided by CareerSafe.

More information about the scholarship opportunity, along with the official rules can be found on the CareerSafe website. Have your students register today! http://www2.careersafeonline.com/e/62642/olved-139-safety-essay-contest/4l22/8244245

18th Dec2014

OHSU Diversity Recruitment Conferences

by Oregon HOSA

Oregon Health & Science University
Center for Diversity & Inclusion Pre-Health Advisors Conference

February 27, 2015 | 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM

As an advisor, you play an important role in helping and supporting students enter the ever-changing world of health care and health professions education. To assist you in providing students with accurate and timely information about opportunities at Oregon Health & Science University, you are cordially invited to attend the Center for Diversity & Inclusion Pre-Health Advisors Conference.

This one-day event is an opportunity to meet faculty, staff and administrators:

  • School of Medicine (MD, Graduate Studies, & Physician Assistant)
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Dentistry
  • College of Pharmacy (Dr.Ph. program jointly offered with Oregon State University)

You will learn about individual program requirements, admissions process, student support services and program curriculum. The conference sessions will take place throughout the campus and will incorporate tours of facilities and labs. Current OHSU students will also be on hand to share their experiences and insight.

For more information, visit the website, email David Martinez at martidavi@ohsu.edu, Manager of Student Recruitment and Retention, or call 503-494-9512.


11th Dec2014

Health Careers Day at Riverbend

by Oregon HOSA


by Chenue Her

Published November 8, 2014

health careers daySPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Nearly 100 high school students are learning about healthcare professions on Saturday. Sacred Heart at RiverBend hosted a health careers day.

Students from some lane county high schools spent the day listening to different healthcare workers speak and give presentations on the variety of jobs within the field.

Coordinators say the students learned about what the field looks like now and how it will look in the future.

“What careers are in high demand in healthcare and the projected job growth? The demand for healthcare workers in Lane County is projected to grow 31 percent by 2020,” said Jane Golden, coordinator with Lane Healthcare Pathways.

Coordinators say they plan on having a similar event in the near future for Lane County middle schoolers.



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