The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) at Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, recently attended the HOSA state contest in Hot Springs.
The ASU-Searcy HOSA group members are students in the Regional Career Center from Searcy High School. Students competing were Baylee Bartlett and Kamryn Burton, who won second place in nutrition; David De Los Angeles and Ashton Herekamp, who won second place in researched persuasive speaking; Jarvis Johnson, who won third place in pathophysiology; and Sydney Taylor, who won third place in pharmacology.
The students are now eligible to participate in the national HOSA competitions in Nashville this summer. HOSA advisors are Shannon Morgan and Susan Barnes.
The Medical Professions Education program is designed to introduce the student to the world of health career occupations. Students are taught medical terminology and procedures that are used by health care employees on the job. Students are also taught the anatomy of the human body, human disorders and the types of occupations in the medical field. This program is taught on the ASU Searcy campus.