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 (New to Oregon!)
  • Dental Science
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing Assisting
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmacy Science (Pilot Event)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Veterinary Science
  • Dental Terminology
  • Knowledge Tests
    • Medical Law & Ethics
    • Human Growth & Development
    • Nutrition
    • Pathophysiology
    • Pharmacology
    • Cultural Diversities & Disparity in Healthcare
  • Medical Math
  • Medical Reading
  • Medical Spelling
  • Medical Terminology
  • Extemporaneous Writing
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Medical Photography
  • Research Poster Presentation
  • Barbara James Service Award
  • HOSA Activity Tracking System – Member Instructions
  • HOSA Activity Tracking System – Chapter Advisor Instructions
  • Healthcare Issues Exam
  • HOSA Chapter Reflections
  • HOSA Happenings
  • National Service Project
  • 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 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