R. L. Turner Student Places First at HOSA International Competition

R. L. Turner High School student Riya Acharya placed first in the Health Care Issues category at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn., June 22-25, 2022.  

According to the HOSA website, “The Health Care Issues Exam provides members with the opportunity to investigate, analyze and apply their knowledge of current health related issues. This event consists of a multiple choice test and one essay question that will be graded to break a tie. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and stay informed about current issues in the healthcare field.”

Acharya had 60 minutes to complete the 50-item multiple choice test and received a plaque for being the top scorer.

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a global student-led organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, technical skills training, and recognition exclusively for middle school, secondary, postsecondary, and collegiate students enrolled in health and biomedical sciences. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, HOSA empowers its members to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. HOSA actively promotes career opportunities in the health industry and enhances the delivery of quality health care to all people.