By Amanda DeMouey
Are you a student interested in the medical field for a future career? Or do you enjoy learning about healthcare? If so, the HOSA club is a perfect fit for you. HOSA, which stands for “Health Occupations Students of America,” is a national medical organization that helps prepare students for health-based professions.
Members of HOSA may attend competitive events where they test their healthcare knowledge and skills. However, these events are not required. Students are offered opportunities to volunteer at club-sponsored events and donate their time for people in need.
In September, volunteers assisted at a Be the Match drive for cancer patients. Also, during a recent meeting, club members created thoughtful letters to support patients who are fighting breast cancer.
At each meeting, entertaining games are played to test one’s knowledge on various medical topics. However, there is no shame for those who do not know the answers, as it is just for fun. In the past, guest speakers have attended meetings to provide more detailed information about specific health-related careers.
If you are interested in joining a club at Lassiter next year, consider HOSA. It is both an enjoyable and educational association that benefits students and their community.