2 HOSA Students Place at State, 1 Advances to Nationals
Health Occupation Students of America students competed at State level on April 10, 2011 and two students placed.
Daniel Elizondo placed 2nd in Medical Math. Medical Math is a health science that will help improve the student’s knowledge and ability to identify, solve and apply mathematical principles involving temperature, weights, and measurements used in health care delivery systems. For example, if a person is getting an IV then the doctors would need to know how much they weigh, what their medical state is, how old they are, their blood type, and other similar things in order to know how much of a dosage to give to the patient.
The Medical Math event is a written exam dealing with specific problems concerning the differences between Fahrenheit and Celsius scales, and also the metric and house hold system measurements.
“Every person is different, so they need to know that,” said Health Science teacher Erin Rios. She is one of the supervisors for HOSA.
Daniel will be going to Anaheim, California to represent Sharyland at Nationals on June 22. “I was shocked when they called my name to go on the stage. I had to go in front of thousands of people. I was really shocked because this was my first year in HOSA too,” said Daniel.
Sherida Suarez came in 5th place in Epidemiology. Epidemiology promotes health science to students and the students study the effects of health and disease within populations. It also improves literacy and provides insights to the public about health services and careers.
The event is a written exam of the concepts related to the study of Epidemiology. The competing students were expected to identify, recognize, define, predict, and apply the concepts that they learned into a 50 item multiple choice test and written responses to a case study.
HOSA is a student organization that has a mission to promote career opportunities within health care and to enhance the delivery of good health care to all people.