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Creative Problem Solving provides members with the opportunity to analyze the problem solving process and to work as a team to apply their problem solving skills in creating a solution to a hypothetical health or HOSA-related problem. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds and each team consists of 3-4 people. Round One will consist of a written test and the score will be used to qualify the team for Round Two. In Round Two teams will be given a potential problem related to HOSA, the health community, or a specific health issue and have 30 minutes to analyze the problem. At the end of the preparation time, teams will have eight (8) minutes to present their solution to a panel of judges. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and utilize higher-order thinking to solve complex challenges.

Competitors will take an online test during the testing window of February 22- March 5, 2021. Combined team scores will be used to qualify into Round 2 of the competition. Advisors will be informed of which competitors have moved on from Round 1 to qualify to participate in Round 2 at SLC.

Please be sure to check the short sheet guidelines which tell you how to prepare for these events, as well as, the Montana Gotta Have It list which informs you of the equipment you are responsible for bringing to SLC.

NEW FOR VIRTUAL SLC: This is one of the few events that will be taking place live provided we have enough teams to compete. Teams will be provided a poll to find the best time to host the online event with judges.