Med Club headed to State in March

HOSA Illinois – Courtesy of

Irini Mihas, Features Editor

The students of Med Club have been working hard in preparation for their exciting upcoming state competition in March. The competition is hosted by HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), also known as the Future Health Professionals organization, of Illinois. At Sandburg, the club is led by faculty sponsors Romana Kovacevic and Maura Slattery.  

Med Club is a great club for aspiring medical students. With topics including clinical nursing, first aid, and medical terminology, the organization offers a valuable hands-on experience for anyone seeking practice in the medical field or just a new adventure.

Kaela Calderon, one of the senior qualifiers for the HOSA competition, stated that “Med Club has allowed me to gain many new experiences and discover what I liked within the medical field. I was able to obtain my CPR certification and I will soon be able to help out in our upcoming blood drive. Med Club is a club where I have learned many new things while also having fun with my friends.”

When asked about the HOSA competition and how she qualified, Calderon responded, “The first round of qualifying for the HOSA state competition is taking a preliminary test of multiple choice questions online. The questions are generalized about EMT knowledge and often give scenarios where your input is required. The next round would be the state competition.”

In March, the students who qualified will visit Springfield for three days to compete in a convention center among other students of the state. Sandburg will be rooting for the Med Club qualifiers, and we are proud to see how well Med Club has done so far.