SVHS Medical Health Careers (MHC) and HOSA
The Medical & Health Careers Pathway at Simi Valley High School is designed to expose students to the many aspects of the growing fields of medicine and health care. Guest speakers, hospital tours, beginning medical terminology, and hands-on lessons and projects will give students the knowledge and experience they will need in preparation for employment or post-secondary study. It provides students with background knowledge in health care delivery systems, ethical and legal responsibilities, and health care environment and safety.
The MHC Academy's program includes Career Technical Education (CTE) courses, providing students with background knowledge in health care issues such as health care delivery systems, ethical and legal responsibilities, and health care environment and safety. CTE courses also feature career planning, including inquiries into specific interests, available options, and job search skills that relate directly to the medical and health care fields. Students will study medical terminology and medical math, investigate a wide variety of health care topics, and learn basic business writing, speaking, and interviewing skills. Job shadowing, emergency procedure preparedness, and hospital or clinic internships will facilitate the practical application of the knowledge students gain within the MHC Academy.
Our academy students are members of HOSA Health Occupations Students of America.
HOSA is an international organization for future health professionals that offers skill workshops, networking opportunities with health professionals and competitions in health science.
The SVHS HOSA chapter is a Career Technical Service Organization (CTSO) and meets the CTSO requirement for the VC Innovates Pathway grant for 3 of our SVHS Pathways (MHC, Biotech and Public Service). Participation in our HOSA chapter provides students opportunities to put what they have learned in the classroom to use in a non-classroom setting.
HOSA is the nationally recognized student organization for health science and technology education students. HOSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) as an integral part of Health Science Education via an official policy statement.
MHC & HOSA Contacts
- Alisa Speidel - MHC Pathway Coordinator, Lead HOSA Advisor, MHC Science Teacher and Medical Terminology
- Patrick Kelly - Biotech Pathway Coordinator and Biotech Science Teacher & HOSA Co-Advisor
- Tammy Harter Hohensee - MHC/SVHS HOSA Consultant, Medical Terminology, MHC Health & MHC CCS Teacher
- - MHC Pathway Counselor
- John Baxter - Internships/Senior Capstone/ROP Coordinator
- April Jacobsen - MHC Administrator
- Dean May - Principal
- Carolina Ugarte- VC Innovates Liaison HSMT
Please join HOSA Remind to get reminders about HOSA meetings and events