HOSA’s Speaker Series
February 17, 2021
HOSA hosts a speaker series every year that allows any student to participate and experience the different medical professions when listening to the speakers. This year HOSA has adapted to virtual meetings, by focusing on keeping the students engaged and making every meeting more interesting than the last.
“I think they’re all very different,” Pandya said. “For example, the first speaker was from Operation Smile and was an Anesthesiologist who worked on cleft palate surgeries in different countries. Then for the Pediatric Psychiatrists, he was talking about his personal experience in medical school, as opposed to a lot of treatment things that the anesthesiologist was talking about.”
The students were able to relate to the psychiatrist, Dr. Mike Ross, when he explained his struggles after high school when not knowing what he wanted to pursue.
“I really liked his talk,” sponsor Karen Pearce said. “From a teacher perspective, with someone saying, ‘hey, I graduated high school, and I didn’t know what I wanted to do.’ I think that’s important for kids to hear and that it was really cool for him to share his past and his path of discovery. “