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 50 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
International Leadership Conference June 27th, 2017 9:12am June 30th, 2017 9:12am

National HOSA hosts an annual International Leadership Conference every summer. The HOSA ILC 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. 

Take the time to meet others from around the globe interested in the same things YOU are!

Scrubs Camps September 30th, 2018 3:50pm

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 2018-19 academic year:

 

Oct. 9, 2018-Aberdeen

Oct. 10, 2018-Yankton

TBA-Chamberlain

TBA-Custer

TBA-Freeman

Sept. 10, 2018-Hot Springs

Oct. 17, 2018-Huron

TBA-Madision

TBA-Mitchell

TBA-Mitchell

TBA-Mobridge

TBA-Pierre

TBA-Pine Ridge

Nov. 19, 2018-Rapid City

April 17, 2019-Rapid CIty

Dec. 12, 2018-Sioux Falls

Feb. 24, 2018-Spearfish

March 12, 2019- Vermillion

Oct. 23, 2018-Watertown

TBA-Winner

Oct. 10, 2018-Yankton

 

 

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

South Dakota HOSA Fall Academy October 15th, 2018 9:27am October 15th, 2018 9:27am

"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

South Dakota HOSA LAUNCH plans to engage local chapter officers and others through a dynamic day of leadership activities, accessibility to professionals, collaboration with others, and informative discussions relating to successful HOSA chapters. We aim to get your career "LAUNCHED" through this one day training.

This year, SD HOSA is offering three, one-day academies on the following campuses:

    Monday, October 15, 2018- University Center-Sioux Falls
   Friday, November 9. 2018- Lead, SD

L- Leadership Development

       In this session, students engage in activities involving leadership styles, personality types, and public speaking, among others.

A- Activity Driven

      In this session, students and advisors will discuss meeting ideas and projects HOSA chapters may be interested in diving in to.

U- Unwavering Confidence

     In this session, students will have the opportunity to speak with health professionals, college studentss and professors.

N- Networking Synapse

     In this session, students will tour campus and establish familiarity with certain academic health science pathways.

C- Collaboration Station

     In this session, students will particiapte in collective problem-solving, team building exercises, and a lil' Robert's Rule of Order.

H- Helpful Hints

     In this session, students will gain insight into competitive event preparation, what is new for events in 2018, and how to go for gold in April!

State Leadership Conference March 28th, 2019 2:44pm March 29th, 2019 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.
 

Avera All Access Welcomes SD HOSA Chapters to Campus October 11th, 2017 2:39pm October 11th, 2017 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


Sanford Health Welcomes SD HOSA Chapters to Campus October 30th, 2017 2:14pm October 30th, 2017 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:

Monday, October 30 9am-noon
Tuesday, November 28 9am-noon
Tuesday, December 12 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
National Leadership Conference June 27th, 2018 9:21am June 30th, 2018 9:21am
Scrubs Camps September 30th, 2018 3:44pm September 30th, 2018 3:44pm
Fall Academy October 15th, 2018 1:09pm October 15th, 2018 1:09pm 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 March 28th, 2019 2:56pm March 29th, 2019 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!