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HOSA Prepares Future Health Professionals

For nearly 20 years Romulus High School Teacher, Terri Brinston has empowered hundreds of students through her Health Occupation program. Many of her former students are currently strengthening the workforce as doctors, nurses, researchers, EMTs, CNAs and more.  HOSA is an exciting, leadership driven, educationally advanced, and professionally focused student organization.  Students that participate are given the opportunity to associate with many healthcare focused professionals and students from across the world. The Romulus’ HOSA chapter has made a significant impact over the years, by sponsoring blood drives, supporting charitable organizations, and much more. Being a part of HOSA has taught our students the value of giving back to our community,” said Brinston.  Students attend meetings that expand their knowledge of cutting edge health careers.  Through leadership training and competition, they gain skills such as teamwork, interpersonal communication, and dependability.  HOSA students are more prepared for their future and therefore perform better in a professional environment and in college. Michigan HOSA has over 2,300 student members from over 100 HOSA chapters from across the state. Romulus High School graduate, Stephen Singleton had the pleasure of holding a State Officer Position and served as the President of Michigan HOSA for 2015-2017.  He has done an amazing job and has truly represented our school and community. 

This past April our Health Occupations Students earned the right to participate in HOSA’s 2017 Leadership Conference by winning at the regional level conference.

Below are the 2016-17 Romulus High School HOSA Participants:

Parliamentary Procedures: 

Leah Morgan, Lauren Clark, Jaylen Hill, Monte’nese Hollinshed, Tabitha Towns, Carmen Weathers, and Ramon Johnson.

Veterinary Science

Sharell Searcy 

Behavioral Health 

Olivia Lanier 

Medical Terminology

Shannon Turner

Selena Ruiz

Prepared Speaking

Nia Pittman

CPR

Tatiana Sanchez and Mackenzie Krestschmer 

Healthy Lifestyle

Meiah Rodgers 

  • Meiah was recognized as a Top 10 finalist at the State Conference and received a second place medal for over 9 hours in Courtesy Corp.

Students interested in HOSA at Romulus High School must enroll in Health Occupations 1.

Health Occupations 1: This course is designed to expose students to a variety of health-related occupations. The core curriculum addresses the fundamentals of caregiving and job skills necessary for a variety of healthcare positions. This program allows interested students the opportunity of achieving the required skills to obtain an entry-level health care career, and EMT or CNA certification. It is also possible to earn college credit while completing this course. It will cover leadership skills, introduction to anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical ethics, job seeking skills, first aid, CPR, and basic health skills. This class is first of a two-year program to gain certification. Appropriate certifications are awarded at the end of this course.