The purpose of the HOSA organization is to promote leadership and career skills in health care professions by allowing members to obtain hands-on experience in a competitive and academic environment. Members of the organization have the opportunity to compete in dozens of various healthcare related events (such as CPR, pharmaceutical sciences, medical terminology, etc) at the state and international level. It is the goal of WSU HOSA to get a small number of our members to the International Leadership Conference (ILC) where they will then compete against teams from China, Puerto Rico, Spain, and more.
The ILC consists of thousands of HOSA members that are given opportunities to compete in events, attend workshops hosted by health professionals, attend career fairs, and meet future health professionals from around the globe! The location of the event alternates between Orlando Florida, and Houston Texas. To give WSU HOSA time to raise funds, our goal is to attend the 2022 ILC in June, Orlando Florida.
In order to compete at the ILC, HOSA members must first qualify at the State Leadership Conference (SLC). Fortunately, there is only one other Washington State team, and that is the UW HOSA team. This means that our HOSA members will be automatic qualifiers for the ILC. We want to get our members to the ILC so that WSU is represented at the international level as well!
The only thing standing between WSU and a spot at the ILC is the financial burden of attending. In order to compete, WSU HOSA members will need to pay the registration fee (roughly 100$), food, hotel, and possibly uniforms. We are fortunate enough to have our airline fees paid for, but we need support to cover the rest of the expenses.