Conferences & Events

SD HOSA is proactive and you should be too! Attending conferences and events will magnify your experience as a HOSA member. You will have an opportunity to get to know everyone involved in making SD HOSA the most enlightening experience of your health science journey! At our State Leadership Conference you will get an opportunity to network with peers across the state that share the same interests and goals you do. You will have an opportuinity to compete in over 45 events, attend a plethora of academic sessions geared for your age group, and take multiple tours to health facitilies in the area.

Get in on the fun! You won't want to miss it!

Name Start Date and Time End Date and Time Notes
Scrubs Camps September 30th, 2015 3:51pm

In 2007, the Departments of Health and Education began a partnership to implement one day, hands-on health career awareness opportunities for students. You’ve come to know these camps as “Scrubs Camps” for high school students. The number of camps across South Dakota has grown from five camps in 2007/2008 to 16 camps  in 2013/2014. The majority of Scrubs Camps are held during the fall of the year, with the remaining camps being held during the spring. Listed below are the upcoming camps for 2015/2016 academic year:


September 30- Pierre

October 6-Yankton

October 7- Huron, Mission

October 12-Aberdeen

October 13-Chamberlain

October 14-Hot Springs

October 21-Mobridge

October 28-Vermillion, Eagle Butte

November 17- Rapid City

November 18-Mitchell

February 2-Rapid City

February 5-Sioux Falls

February 20-Spearfish

March 15-Vermillion

April 8-Madison

April 13-Rapid City

 

For more information, contact Jill Dean at 605.773.2706 or visit our website: scrubscamps.sd.gov

South Dakota HOSA Fall Academy October 3rd, 2016 11:41am October 3rd, 2016 11:41am

"Perfection is what you're striving for, but perfection is an impossibility. However, striving for perfection is not an impossibility. Do the best you can under the conditions that exist. That is what counts." -John Wooden

Simply put; effective leaders strive! Becoming a chapter officer is the beginning of leadership with South Dakota HOSA. Whether you are a returning officer, serving for the first time, or just interested in the experience, South Dakota’s Fall Leadership Academy is designed specifically for you as you strive to improve yourself. Led by your South Dakota State Officer Team, the Fall Leadership Academy will engage you on topics needed to run a successful chapter. The focus for the Academy will revolve around the national theme: HOSA: Leadership, Service, Engagement We will discuss what it means to lead collaboratively. This conference will help take your local chapters to even greater heights!

The 2017 academy will include:

  • Leadership through teamwork/collaboration focused activities
  • Local chapter meeting ideas
  • Competitive events best practices/updates
  • Engaged networking
  • Avera Health
State Leadership Conference April 6th, 2017 2:44pm April 7th, 2017 7:50am

“Ineffective people live day to day with unused potential.” –Steven R. Covey (author)

POTENTIAL is defined by having or showing the CAPACITY TO DEVELOP into something in the future. Finding the POTENTIAL in every student is CHALLENGING, but certainly worth the effort.  South Dakota HOSA plays a key role in helping students reach their POTENTIAL by ENGAGING YOUR MINDS through activities, events, and relevant learning experiences. Every student has POTENTIAL, but the path to reaching that POTENTIAL can be filled with obstacles.

Attending SD HOSA’s State Leadership Conference will  provide students the learning opportunities, competitions, academic symposiums, and educational tours needed to progress toward a future health career. Get involved and stretch yourself by trying something new!

We aim to keep you INFORMED of all the possibilities SD HOSA members should look forward to by attending and participating in these ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES focused on tapping the POTENTIAL within every student.
 

International Leadership Conference June 21st, 2017 9:12am June 24th, 2017 9:12am

National HOSA hosts the National Leadership Conference every summer, rotating between Nashville, TN, Orlando, FL, and Anaheim, CA! If you ever wanted to visit Disney, here is your opportunity! The HOSA National Leadership Conference is the summit for anyone involved in HOSA. Here, students from across the country gather to network with each other, becoming life-long friends, sharing healthcare as their common bond.

Some of the country’s prestigious healthcare industries and educators emigrate to this conference to share innovations and ideas with HOSA members. These national partners offer education symposiums and exhibits for HOSA members to experience healthcare from a perspective others only dream about. 

Scrubs Camps September 30th, 2015 3:44pm September 30th, 2015 3:44pm
Sanford Health Welcomes SD HOSA Chapters to Campus October 21st, 2015 2:14pm October 21st, 2015 2:14pm Sanford Health, a valuable partner of SD HOSA, invites your chapter to experience the "sights and sounds" of Sanford Health. Dates for the event are as follows:

Wednesday, October 19 9am-noon
Wednesday, November 2 9am-noon
Wednesday, December 7 9am-noon

Experience torus of Radiology, ER, and Laboratory. Also, HOSA attendees will participate in an interactive hands-on understanding in USD's Parry Simulation Center.

Students will also participate in a team-building exercise fostering collaboration prompting discussions regarding time management, characteristics of the health professional, the health care team, perspective, health care costs, and health disparities.

The event is free. Capacity is limitied to 48 participants. Please register for the event with Brock Rops via email at Brock.Rops@usd.edu or calling the SD HOSA State Office at 605.357.1576
Avera All Access Welcomes SD HOSA Chapters to Campus October 30th, 2015 2:39pm October 30th, 2015 2:39pm Avera Health will host an "All Access Avera" event on Friday, Oct. 30 from 8am-1pm. Avera Health, a valuable partner of SD HOSA, will open its doors allowing HOSA chapters to tour many areas of the Avera Health campus in Sioux Falls.

Avera health professionals will tour you through departments including, but not limited to Emergency, Laboratory, Women's Center, Radiology, and Prairie Center.

During lunch, students will participate in a collaborative team building exercise prompting discussions of time management, characteristics of a health professional, the health care team, perspective, health care costs and health disparities.

The event is free. Capacity is limited to 36 participants. Please register for the event with Brock Rops via email at Brock.Rops@usd.edu or calling the SD HOSA State Office at 605.357.1576


Fall Academy October 3rd, 2016 10:33am October 3rd, 2016 1:01pm Simply put; effective leaders strive! Becoming a chapter officer is the beginning of leadership with South Dakota HOSA. Whether you are a returning officer, serving for the first time, or just interested in the experience, South Dakota’s Fall Leadership Academy is designed specifically for you as you strive to improve yourself. Led by your South Dakota State Officer Team, the Fall Leadership Academy will engage you on topics needed to run a successful chapter. The focus for the Academy will revolve around the national theme: HOSA: Leadership, Service, Engagement. We will discuss what it means to lead collaboratively. This academy will help take your local chapters to even greater heights!

The 2014-15 Academy will include:
• Cultural immersion at Crazy Horse Memorial
• Leadership through teamork/collaboration focused activities
• Local chapter meeting ideas
• Competitive events best practices
• Engaged networking
State Leadership Conference April 6th, 2017 2:56pm April 7th, 2017 2:56pm Attending SD HOSA’s State Leadership Conference will provide students the learning opportunities, competitions, academic symposiums, and educational tours needed to progress toward a future health career. Get involved and stretch yourself by trying something new!
National Leadership Conference June 21st, 2017 3:36pm June 24th, 2017 3:36pm