HOSA Student Competition Winners
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Competitive Event Categories

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:

  • CERT Skills
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Epidemiology
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Life Support Skills
  • Public Health
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Clinical Nursing
  • Dental Science
  • Family Medicine Physician (**NEW Event**)
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing Assisting
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmacy Science
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Veterinary Science
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cultural Diversities & Disparity in Healthcare
  • Dental Terminology
  • Health Informatics
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • Medical Math
  • Medical Reading
  • Medical Spelling
  • Medical Terminology
  •  Nutrition
  •  Pathophysiology
  •  Pharmacology
  • Extemporaneous Writing
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Medical Photography
  • Research Poster Presentation
  • Biomedical Debate
  • Community Awareness
  • Health Career Display
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Health Education
  • HOSA Bowl
  • Medical Innovation
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Foundations of Medical Terminology
  • Math for Health Careers
  • Life Threatening Situations
  • Health Careers Preparation
  • Exptemporaneous Health Poster
  • Exploring Medical Innovation

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 Health Science, Health Professions, Emergency Preparedness, Leadership, and Teamwork combined.
  • Oregon HOSA provides the following competition opportunities in each of the categories
    • Competitors may register for a maximum of three (3) events in the Health Science category, or
    • Competitors may register for a maximum of two (2) events in the Health Science category and one event from Health Professions, Emergency Preparedness, Leadership, and Teamwork combined.
      • Exception: HOSA Bowl and Recognition events do not count towards the event maximum limit
    • Recognition Events – Competitors may register for an unlimited number of events in this category.

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 Recognition Events. Students may compete in an unlimited number of Recognition Events at the national level.