Ten El Paso college students have qualified for the HOSA-Future Health Professionals Virtual International Leadership Conference while representing the Double T Health Professions Honor Society at a statewide competition.
The students earned their place at the international conference by placing in the top 3 or better in the competitive events program at the Texas HOSA-Future Health Professionals Spring Leadership Conference, held virtually March 22-26.
The Double T honor society is a program for area college students based at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and supported by the Desert Mountain Area Health Education Center, which helps students interested in health care careers by encouraging academic success and creating a pipeline toward careers in healthcare.
Students who participate in competitive events at the state conference demonstrate their skills and knowledge in several health sciences subjects along with students from across the state.
Students who place at the top qualify for the international conference, where they will compete with students from around the world.
Students from the Double T Health Professions Honor Society who qualified for the international conference include:
- Health Career Photography – First Place: Danielle Narimissaei
- Dental Science – First Place: Kobie Payan
- Creative Problem Solving – 2nd Place: Luisa Dominguez, Sara Zareei and Sanaz Zareei
- Pharmacology – Second Place: Andrea Gomez
- Extemporaneous Writing – Second Place: Mary Miller
- Job Seeking Skills – Second Place: Eric Guzman
- Forensic Science – Third Place: Rene Almaraz and Silvia Villalobos
All 10 individuals who placed at the state competition are currently students at the University of Texas at El Paso. The Collegiate Double T Health Professions Honor Society had 12 representatives in the competition.
The HOSA-Future Health Professionals Virtual International Leadership Conference will take place June 23-26. In addition to the competitive events, students will attend workshops, presentations from health organizations and associations, and educational seminars. They will also have a chance to network with students and professionals globally.
State and international conferences are usually held in cities around the U.S. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, conferences are being held virtually.
For more information about Desert Mountain AHEC, click here. Also, check out the Collegiate Double T Health Professions Honor Society’s Facebook page.