Exiting News! Our students will be able to have membership in HOSA: Future Health Professionals starting in January 2016. The acronym “HOSA”” stands for Health Occupation Students of America. Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology encourages all students to participate in this prestigious organization. HOSA is the only national student organization that exclusively serves not only secondary but also post-secondary/collegiate students in pursuit of a career in the health professions.
There are many reasons why you would want to become a member, and here are the top 5 reasons:
- It provides the student membership into an organization that has over 130,000 health professionals.
- The organization has prestigious allied health partners including, but not limited to, the following: American Society of Radiologic Technologists, American Health Care Association, American Health Information Management Association, American Careers, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Association of Healthcare Documentation Integrity, National Health Council, Nursing Organizations Alliance, and the US Public Health Service.
- The possibility of attending and competing against other health occupation students at area and national conferences and events.
- HOSA assists members to: Develop effective leadership qualities and skills, build self-confidence, motivation and enthusiasm, strengthen their academic and technical skills, create friendships and social networks, participate in community service activities, set realistic career and educational goals, expand communication and teamwork skills, develop workplace readiness skills, understand current healthcare issues
- HOSA members may have opportunities to: Celebrate competitive events programs and accomplishments, apply for HOSA scholarships and recognitions, travel to regional, state, and national conferences (additional fees may apply per student for travel, lodging, etc.), serve as local, regional, state, and national officers, build their resume, collaborate with health professionals and future employers, and seek internships in the Office of the Surgeon General and other places!
For those students seeking more information, please stop by the Career Services Offices to register and pay annual membership dues.
Dr. J. Neal Isaac