20 Reasons to Join HOSA — Future Health Professionals

HOSA assists members to:

  • Develop effective leadership qualities and skills by devel­oping character and promoting respon­sible citizenship
  • 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 have oppor­tu­nities to:

  • Share their enthu­siasm about the health field with their commu­nities
  • Learn, grow and become better individuals
  • Serve as local, state, and inter­na­tional officers
  • Build their resume and profes­sional portfolio
  • Collaborate with health profes­sionals and future employers
  • Apply for over $50,000 in schol­ar­ships awarded by the Penn HOSA Foundation and for additional schol­ar­ships offered through HOSA-Future Health Professionals
  • Receive recog­nition for volun­teering, promoting HOSA-Future Health Professionals during HOSA Week, devel­oping a Chapter Newsletter, donating time and/or money to the National Service Project
  • Travel to state and inter­na­tional confer­ences
  • Participate and/or compete in state and inter­na­tional leadership confer­ences
  • Celebrate compet­itive events program accom­plish­ments
  • Seek intern­ships in the Office of the Surgeon General and others