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South Dakota HOSA 

HOSA: Future Health Professionals is a student organization whose curriculum is aligned with Career Technical Education standards. Its focus is to recruit students into the health care pipeline. Through local and state chapters, SD HOSA provides education activities and procedures encompassing health care careers and topics for students in a number of courses. Currently, there are 235,000 members nationwide. South Dakota has become the 48th state to affiliate with HOSA.

Scrubs Camp

Scrubs Camps are free, hands-on health career day camps for South Dakota high school students. Presented by the South Dakota Office of Rural Health, Scrubs Camps take place in numerous communities across South Dakota. Students will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of health careers through activities and discussions.

USD Healthcare Careers Summer Camp

Sanford School of Medicine hosts an annual Healthcare Careers Summer Camp in Vermillion to help high school students pursue a future in health care by exploring a range of career options.

Summer Program Undergraduate Research 

The University of South Dakota and Sanford Research are home to the Summer Program Undergraduate Research (SPUR), a unique opportunity for American Indian undergraduate students to receive hands-on research experience and mentoring in a cross-disciplinary training program (biomedical or behavioral research).

USD School of Health Sciences

As the health care industry experiences unparalleled growth, it is more important than ever that you graduate with the best training and real-world experience. At the School of Health Sciences, you are in the right place to launch your professional career. You already know you want to help others. We help you discover and excel in the health care program that fits you best. To learn more about all the health pathways offered at USD please visit the USD School of Health Sciences.