“The NCHSE lab at HOSA ILC was a great chance for me to test and showcase my knowledge. In the future, I hope to enter the field of medicine and I believe my certificates can help me stand out as a candidate when seeking out related health science activities.”
~ Yinhang Qin
During the 2018 HOSA–Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference (ILC), student delegates were offered a unique opportunity to test their knowledge of a variety of health science topics while also earning industry-recognized certificates. The National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) partnered with National Geographic Learning|Cengage and Precision Exams to provide the first ever NCHSE Health Science Certificate Lab. Nearly 250 students participated in this complimentary lab. Combined HOSA members took over 435 different exams over this three-day event. Exam topics ranged from Medical Terminology to Biotechnology and included the National Health Science Assessment (NHSA). Certificates earned highlighted their individual knowledge of specific knowledge and skills which have been validated by higher education, industry professionals, and employers. Prior to taking the exams, students had an opportunity access Cengage’s DHO MindTap course for study materials associated the NHSA study primer. When surveyed, students believed their health science courses helped prepare them adequately for success on these related assessments.
“The certification lab was incredibly helpful in providing a visual of where I stand amongst a national standard. The overall experience was very useful, and the certification is definitely something that is beneficial. It gives me the ability to showcase my knowledge and aptitude within a specific subject.”
~ Abhijith N.
Based on this fantastic turnout, NCHSE and its partners anticipate more opportunities like the 2018 Health Science Certificate Lab in the future. For more information, about the National Health Science Assessment or the National Consortium for Health Science Education and their partners, visit www.healthscienceconsortium.org/
The NCHSE Health Science Certificate Lab was filled to capacity during its three-day run at the 2018 HOSA–Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference, June 27-30, Dallas, Texas. Student delegates had opportunities to test their knowledge of a large variety of health science topics.