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Health Science Technology Education Division Report

Magazine article Techniques

Health Science Technology Education Division Report

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HSTE Division Overview

This year has been a journey for the Health Division. The members who attended convention voted on the names that had been published for consideration, making the new name Health Science Technology Education. The name change has been a long process and may be indicative of the need to restructure within the organization as a whole to provide more flexibility to meet changing needs of groups within ACTE. With a new name, there will be a new image and new expectations of changes within the Division.

Division Activities Related to ACTE Strategic Plan

* Professional competence was supported through various specialized sessions at convention in Orlando. Many teachers participated in a "best practices" session that was motivating and exemplified the purpose for convention.

* More Division-specific meetings will be available at the ACTE convention in Las Vegas. Topics will include Clinical Supervision, Career Fair, Inquiry Learning in Medical Technology Programs, Academy of Health Science, and Dosage Calculations.

* The HSTE Division supports the National Health Science Curriculum Conference, October 28-30, 2004, in Chicago. This is a great opportunity for ACTE members in HSTE to attend a conference that is specific to the field by strong supporters of ACTE.

* There continue to be companies supportive of HSTE. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, Delmar and Education Technologies, Inc. support activities of the Division.

* Many ACTE-HSTE members serve as HOSA sponsors. HOSA continues to work with the Division in building the future leaders in health care. The partnership with HOSA was highlighted at the national convention in Orlando by the awarding of three scholarships to HOSA members. These scholarships are supported by the HSTE members through the Catherine Junge Scholarship Fund and other Division fundraising. …

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