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 three (3) Oregon HOSA Competitions in Category I, II, III, IV, and V combined.
  • Oregon HOSA provides the following competition opportunities in each of the categories
    • Category I – Competitors may register for a maximum of three (3) events in this category.
    • Category II, III, IV, & V – Competitors may register for a maximum of one (1) event in all of these categories combined.
      • Exception: HOSA Bowl and Category VI events do not count towards the event maximum limit
    • 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 International 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 (Please click here to be directed to the National HOSA website for a list of Competitive Event Guidelines)

Category I: Health Science Events 

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

Category II: Health Profession Events

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

Category III: Emergency Preparedness Events

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

Category IV: Leadership Events

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

Category V: Teamwork Events

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

Category VI: Recognition Events

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

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