South Dakota HOSA - Future Health Professionals provides a comprehensive, rigorous, and relevant program that engages student interest in health careers, as well as an evaluation system that has been tested, refined, and validated to build the highest quality and caring health force for South Dakota.
HOSA-Future Health Professionals is the only nationwide student organization whose focus is 100% health care. As an initiative of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and the South Dakota Area Health Education Center Program Office, South Dakota HOSA-Future Health Professionals earned its National Charter on June 26, 2013.
The mission of South Dakota HOSA is tri-fold:
- We aim for students to ENVISION themselves as future health professionals in South Dakota.
Health career opportunity awareness: There are 200+ healthcare careers that accompany the well-known physician and nurse.
- We aim to ENERGIZE students.
Nurturing and encouraging health career aspirations and realizing anything is possible regardless their geography or socioeconomic status.
- We aim to ENGAGE students in their academic journey.
Competitive Events Program offers skill development and projects giving students an "inside" look at some of the most sought after health careers.