Delaware HOSA and Newark Charter School partnered to attend the AMSUS Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at the National Harbor on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. HOSA members learned about opportunities in military medicine and scholarships from high-ranking officials including VADM, Dr. Michael Cowen, Executive Director of AMSUS, RADM, Dr. Colin Chinn, Joint Staff Surgeon at the Pentagon, and Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General. Dr. Adams’ motto is “Better health through better partnerships”. He is committed to helping HOSA build a stronger pipeline of future health professionals!   

The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) was established in 1891. The constituent services of the Association include the Medical Departments of the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Homeland Security. It is the “Society of Federal Health Professionals”, and as such contributes to the improvement of all phases of the federal health services.

In addition to learning about military medicine, HOSA members had an opportunity to collaborate with federal health professionals from across the country in the exhibit hall, which included viewing and operating Da Vinci robotic surgery system!

Thank you AMSUS and HOSA for an opportunity to learn about our future as health professionals!

The University of Delaware College of Health Sciences hosted more than 800 Delaware high school students at the HOSA Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference. The week included competitive events, workshops and tours of the incredible STAR Health Sciences Complex.

Community Service Recognition

MRC PartnershipSpitelle, TaliaConrad Schools of Science
Barbara James Services AwardShahid GershomSilverSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardCarter, Devin BronzeSussex Tech

Barbara James Services Award Carter, Lauren BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardCarter, Lauren BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardDesire, Jonte' BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardHandy, CollinBronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardHastings, Gabrielle BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardMauricette, Jessica BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardMcMahon, Riley BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardMitchell, Karrsin BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardMood, Kristine BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardTorres-Vanegas, Daysi BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardTrimble, Claire BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardVenables, Hannah BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardWalter, Gavin BronzeSussex Tech


Students placing in the Top 3 of their competitive event at the Delaware HOSA State Leadership Conference are eligible to compete at the International Leadership Conference.  This year’s ILC is being held in Orlando, FL June 21-24, 2017.  To learn more about this conference please visit the national website at


Congratulations to the Central Middle School Chapter of Delaware HOSA, Future Health Professionals. The CMS HOSA students competed in their second state conference on March 10, 2016.  Below are the results from the day.

Health Career Display

Gold Medal- Victoria Anwanyu & Cheyenne Pfeiffer

Silver Medal – Abby Olshenske & Amanda Carey

Health Education

Gold Medal – Autumn Tkachuk & Carter Crumpler

Silver Medal – Jada Caldwell, Azaria Lewis, & Dylan Tucker

Medical Terminology

Gold medal –  Jaisri Davis

Silver medal – Kaylee Wright

Bronze medal – Mahogany George


Winners qualified to participate in the International HOSA competition in Nashville, TN in June 2016.

Way to go Central Middle School!!!

On Monday, February 29th, Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE and Delaware HOSA-Future Health Professionals co-sponsored a competitive event to encourage student engagement and to support policies and practices that facilitate research, encourage innovation, and advance awareness and understanding of rare diseases. Student teams from nine Delaware schools prepared a visual display about a rare disease, their research efforts, and a proposed cure/treatment or way to improve quality of life related to the condition. It was a great success!!  To view more about this event, visit the national Rare Disease Day website:

Wilmington, DE – On Friday, February 27th, the Delaware HOSA, Future Health Professionals, joined forces with Nemours to celebrate National Rare Disease Day. The celebration took place in the Anthony N. Fusco, Sr. Atrium of the Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children. In addition to raising awareness of rare and chronic pediatric diseases, the students’ displays and presentations were judged by a group of distinguished judges from Nemours. The students also had the opportunity to meet with the family of a child with a rare disease, interview a Nemours researcher, and raise funds for rare disease research. Students from St. Georges Technical High School, Polytech High School, Howard High School, Hodgson Vocational Technical High school, Delcastle High school, Conrad School of Sciences, and Cape Henlopen High School along with their advisors prepared for since the beginning of the school year for the Rare Disease Day celebration. While the fundraising campaign remains active until March 27th, as of the day of the event the students raised over $4000 from this event that will be used for rare disease research.

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a national student organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, collegiate and adult students enrolled in health science education. The Delaware high school chapter of HOSA started in 2011 and has been working with Nemours since last summer on the Rare Disease Day celebration. “Rare Disease Day is a world-wide celebration that brings awareness to rare diseases. It has been a perfect partnership between Nemours and Delaware HOSA in getting HOSA students involved in raising awareness and learning about rare disease research. Delaware HOSA gives a special thank you to the physicians, researchers, healthcare professionals and families who participated in the event.” said the Delaware State Advisor for HOSA, Dr.Peg Enslen.

This year, 80 countries and regions worldwide have been involved in awareness-raising activities around the slogan day-by-day, hand-in-hand. Visit the Rare Disease website to read about the Nemours and Delaware HOSA partnership as well as many other celebrations around the world at