Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown steadily reaching 76,012 students through 36 affiliated state associations with involvement in four unaffiliated states and 2,281 chapters.
Dobie High School student Dac Vu took top honors in the medical terminology category at the national Health Occupations Students Association (HOSA) competition recently.
The competition is being held in conjunction with the HOSA National Leadership Conference, held in Orlando, Fla. More than 5,000 students from around the nation competed in a variety of contest during the three-day conference.
Vu advanced to the national event by placing among the top students in the medical terminology category at the regional and state competitions. HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.
HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in HSTE programs.