Hosa - Future Health Professionals is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education (HSTE) Division of ACTE.
As a chartered state association member of Hosa - Future Health Professionals, the Pennsylvania program provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in HSTE programs. Hosa - Future Health Professionals is the only Career and Technology Student Organization (CTSO) that is 100% health care!
Hosa - Future Health Professionals is not a club to which a few students in school join. Rather, it is a powerful instructional tool that works best when it is integrated into the HSTE curriculum and classroom. HSTE instructors are committed to the development of the total person and recognize the importance of providing students with training far beyond the basic technical skills needed for entry into the health care field. The rapidly changing health care system needs dedicated workers who, in addition to their technical skills, are people-oriented and capable of playing a leadership or followership role as a member of a health care team.
The mission of Hosa - Future Health Professionals is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of health science education students, therefore, helping HOSA members and advisors to meet the needs of the health care community.Hosa - Future Health Professionals 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 issuesHosa - Future Health Professionals' members have opportunities to:
• Celebrate competitive events program accomplishments
• Apply for HOSA scholarships and recognitions
• Travel to regional, state, and national conferences
• Serve as local, regional, state, and national officers
• Build their resume
• Collaborate with health professionals and future employers
• Seek internships in the Office of the Surgeon General and others