VHS Health Science Program
Instructor: Mrs.Jamie Lyn Woosnam
Academic Program Structure:
- Year 1 (9th grade): Medical Skills & Services
- Year 2 (10th grade): Health Science 1 - Anatomy & Physiology
- Year 3 (11th grade): Health Science 2 - Health Science Foundations
- Year 4 (12th grade): Allied Health Assisting (C.M.A.A. + C.N.A. Skills)
H.O.S.A. - Future Health Professionals (Club):
2019-2020 Club Officers:
- Co-Presidents: Briana Vaghela & Rishika Patel
- Vice President: Makayla Oliver
- Secretary: Kara Maier
- Club Promotors/Community Awareness: Gautham Amaravadi, Rushi Patel, Jordan Capps, & Refat Roja
Vanguard High School provides the opportunity for students to be a part of this amazing organization. We are currently building a great program with the help of our student officers, administration, and community partners.
If you are interested in joining H.O.S.A. you can inquire by email to Jamie.Woosnam@marion.k12.fl.us - or listen for furthur announcements on upcoming events and opportunities on campus and within the community.
(Below is content copied from the official HOSA website)
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. HOSA is 100% health care!
Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown steadily reaching over 245,000 members through 54 chartered HOSA Associations, American Samoa, Canada, District of Columbia, Germany, Italy, and Puerto Rico.
HOSA is not a club to which a few students in school join. Rather, HOSA is a powerful instructional tool that works best when it is integrated into the HSE and health science related curriculum and classroom. HSE instructors are committed to the development of the total person. Those who join the HSE-HOSA Partnership recognize the importance of providing students with training far beyond the basic technical skills needed for entry into the health care field. The rapidly changing health care system needs dedicated workers who, in addition to their technical skills, are people-oriented and capable of playing a leadership or followership role as a member of a health care team.
HOSA's mission is especially critical when considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry. It is essential that the HSE-HOSA Partnership maintain its momentum and encourage all HSE instructors to integrate HOSA into their curriculum and classrooms.