El Paso-area college students representing the El Paso’s Collegiate Double T Health Professions Honor Society recently participated in the HOSA-Future Health Professionals’ 2020 Virtual International Leadership Conference, held June 24-27.
The Double T honor society is a program supported by the Desert Mountain Area Health Education Center, based at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. AHEC statewide programs help guide students interested in health care careers by encouraging academic success and developing a pipeline for future health care professionals. As a regional center of West Texas AHEC, Desert Mountain AHEC serves students in El Paso-area counties.
The highlight of every year for honor society members is the HOSA-Future Health Professionals’ International Leadership Conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 conference was held virtually. In past years, the conference was held in states across the U.S. The conference features competitive events that enable students to demonstrate skills and knowledge in many subjects within the health sciences field.
The following Collegiate Double T honor society members competed and placed in these events:
- Health Career Photography – 1st Place: Danielle Narimissaei
- ILC Creative Problem Solving – 2nd Place: Sanaz Zareei
- ILC Creative Problem Solving – 2nd Place: Sara Zareei
- ILC Creative Problem Solving – 2nd Place: Luisa Dominguez
- ILC Medical Math – 3rd Place: Ryan Floresca
- Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking – 4th Place: Mary Miller
Members of the Collegiate Double T honor society are undergraduate students from the University of Texas at El Paso with the exception of Ryan Floresca, who is a first-year medical student at the Foster School of Medicine.
For more information about Desert Mountain AHEC, click here. Also, check out the Collegiate Double T Health Professions Honor Society’s Facebook page.