On November 29th, HOSA members went to experience the “Sights and Sounds” at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. Those members from Milbank include: Kylie, Amy, Mckenna, Kylee, Makayla, Tonya, Justine, Makenna,Gabi, Jessica, and advisor Jenna. Upon arrival Mr. Brock Rops, the HOSA state advisor, gave a short welcoming and introdrudtion to HOSA. Mr. Rops left a meaningful message to us that morning in saying that “it’s okay to fail but what’s not okay is to give up.” Those words will remain with us throughout our education and professional careers. The schools were then divided into groups.
There were three groups and ours included the tours of the Parry Simulation Center, laboratory, and ER. The first rotation was where medical students practice clinical communication and examination in a simulated setting, in addition to seeing that we also learned about ultrasounds and got to test it out on ourselves looking at the thyroid gland in our throat and veins in our wrists. Our next rotation was to the laboratory where medical laboratory technicians test for diseases, pathogens, cancers, bacteria and other abnormalities found in samples. Lastly we toured the emergency room and met an ER nurse who showed us a trauma room and the helicopter. The Milbank HOSA Chapter was engaged with hands on experience and getting to speak with many healthcare professionals.
This experience gave us students a better insight on healthcare careers that will help weigh the odds when we determine our major in college.
-Kylee Mogen, Chapter President...