HOSA Attends Association of American Medical Colleges Event

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is proud to have had representation at the 2019 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Minority Student Medical Career Fair held in Phoenix, Arizona on November 9. Vivian Do, HOSA President, and Amanda Gao, Secondary Board Representative attended the event, where they presented a workshop and promoted HOSA during the career fair. 

Along with Mr. Aden Ramirez and Mrs. Crystal Ramirez of Arizona HOSA, Vivian and Amanda discussed the importance of preparation for college in a session titled Your Pathway to Success in College. Topics such as good study habits, time management skills, and the importance of classes and experiences throughout high school were emphasized to a diverse audience of approximately 100 students. They also shared their own experiences in high school and their respective transitions into college.

In addition, HOSA joined over 40 other organizations and medical schools at the career fair. An exhibition booth showcased pamphlets, videos, and the HOSA website to give interested students an introduction to the organization’s activities and opportunities. Both Vivian and Amanda were honored to share their personal experiences with high school and college students, emphasizing how HOSA can help students find belonging, purpose, and resources to guide their future careers in healthcare. They were both thrilled as students began asking how they could start their own chapters at their schools after hearing about the countless opportunities to showcase their skills, knowledge, and innovation! 

HOSA-Future Health Professional’s presence at this event is a demonstration of its commitment towards supporting and developing students’ career interests, as well as serving as the pipeline for future health professionals.