Competitive Events Updates 2016-2017

Welcome to the 2016-2017 year! For updates on this year’s competitive events view the information below or click on the following link: 16-17 Competitive Events Update July 20.


Behavioral Health

Additional resources added: National Alliance on Mental Illness.  It can be found at the following link: and CVS Prescription Drug Abuse found at the following link:

Dental Terminology

Test plan changed to reflect better alignment with resources.

Medical Reading (SS & PS/C)

Wonder – Raquel Palacio

Dr. Mutter’s Marvel – Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Extreme Medicine – Dr. Kevin Fong

The Man Who Touched His Own Heart – Rob Dunn

The Secret:   What Great Leaders Know & Do – Ken Blanchard & Mark Miller

Medical Reading (Middle School)

Gifted Hands – Dr. Ben Carson

The Pact – Sampson Davis, George Jenkins & Rameck Hunt

The First Woman Doctor – Rachel Baker

Transcultural Health

Test plan changed to reflect better alignment with resources.

HOSA Marketing Challenge

Event Retired.

Health Care Issues Exam

New websites added and time frame for test questions have been changed.     State Test:  July 1 – Nov 30th and ILC Testing:  Dec 1 – April 30th

Medical Spelling

Mosby text has been removed; other resources remain the same.

Medical Math

Updates to the conversion charts have been made.


Veterinary Science

The parasite identification skill has been removed; and additional skill for restraint of a feline has been added.

Nursing Assisting

Addition of Discharge of Patient skill; test plan changed to better reflect alignment with resources.

Personal Care

Skill added – Discharge of Patient.



Test plan changed to reflect better alignment with resources.

CPR/First Aid

New AHA guidelines will be reflected in the guidelines.


Beebe & Funk text has been deleted and replaced by Emergency Care & Transportation of the Sick and Injured.


Web site has been added as a resource:

Life Support Skills

Infant CPR has been added as a skill. New AHA guidelines will be reflected in the guidelines.

Public Health

2016 -2017 Topic:

Combating Zika and Future Threats- What is the best way to detect and respond to this emerging disease?


Researched Persuasive Speaking

Name change:  Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking

2016-2017 Topics:

Prescription Painkiller Abuse:   Who’s at Fault?

Smartphone Addiction: A Problem or a Sign of the Times

Prepared Speaking and Speaking Skills

2016-2017 Topic:

Leadership – Service – Engagement

Medical Photography

Name change: Health Career Photography


Medical Innovation

This event has been changed to two tracks:

–  Medical Innovation – Original

– Medical Innovation – Advancement

Both tracks will be recognized with finalists and medals in each of the two tracks.

Forensic Medicine

Test plan changed to reflect better alignment with resources.

Biomedical Debate

2016-2017 Topic:

America has the best health care system in the world.

Public Service Announcement

2016-2017 Topic:

My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient!


APA Formatting

APA formatting will be used throughout the guidelines, when events have an applicable component.

STEM Premier

Look for incorporation of STEM Premier in the following events:

Job Seeking Skills, Interviewing Skills, Researched Persuasive Writing & Speaking, Clinical Specialty, Health Career Photography, Public Service Announcement and more!

Round One Rating Sheets

Preliminary 1-4 scoring will be replaced by Round One Rating Sheets in the following events: Health Career Display, Public Service Announcement, Research Persuasive Writing & Speaking and Health Career Photography.

Middle School Division

The following additional events will be open to Middle School competitors at ILC 2017. These are in addition to 12 events offered last year.

– Health Career Exploration

– Medical Reading

– Medical Terminology

– Nutrition

Display Time

Project Display Time is now a required component of the following events: Health Career Photography, Health Career Display, and Medical Innovation.