Global Health Case Competition

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The 2017 UMN team competed at Emory's Global Health Case Competition in late March. They did a great job and brought home the 3rd place victory!

The U of M Global Health Case Competition is a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of students to collaboratively analyze a real-world global health challenge with the goal of providing helpful strategic recommendations to move the case subject forward efficiently and effectively. Teams of four to six students present their recommendations to an expert panel of judges.

The winning team from the 2016 University of Minnesota went on to compete at the 2016 International Emory Global Health Case Competition on April 8 to 9, 2016 and brought home the Participants Choice Award and was awarded Honorable Mention (4th place). 

See results from the 2017 competition

 

Who can participate?

Who can participate?

Graduate (masters and doctoral level), professional, and upper-level undergraduate students from across the U of M who are interested in global health are encouraged to participate. Post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows/residents are not eligible to participate.

We hope to involve students from across the Academic Health Center (AHC), College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), the Humphrey School, the Carlson School, Law School, Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts and more – anyone with an interest in global health solutions.

Teams

Teams

Teams will be comprised of four to six students from three or more U of M schools. Students may apply as individuals and will be assigned to a multidisciplinary team. Students who prefer to assemble their own team will also be able to do so, provided that three or more U of M Schools are represented. Students from Duluth and Rochester should assemble their own team to enable full participation.

Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers needed for faculty coaches, faculty and professional judges, time keepers and other logistical support. If interested, email globalhc@umn.edu.

Awards

Awards

A distinguished panel of judges from multiple disciplines will evaluate the teams’ recommendations on the presentation day. Cash prizes of $500 and $250 to first and second place teams will be awarded. It is our hope that the first place team will then go on to compete at Emory's International Global Health Case Competition.

Competition week timeline

Competition week timeline

Note that competition week looks different for each team based on individual schedules and coach schedules. Competition week is intense. Expect to log many hours working individually and meeting as a team.

Monday – Case released to teams. Teams begin working on the case.
Friday – Official competition work day.
Saturday – Competition Day, Twin Cities campus

How to apply

How to apply

Applications for the 2017 Global Health Case Competition are now closed. We expect applications for the 2018 competition to open in early November 2017. Please check back then. 

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Sponsors

Sponsors

The U of M Global Health Case Competition is an interprofessional student learning competition sponsored by the U of M Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility and the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs.

2018 competition dates

Full details about the 2018 compeition are still to be determined. 

Early Nov 2017 - Applications open
Late Nov 2017 - Applications close
Early Dec 2017 - Team assignments announced
Mid Jan 2018 4-6 pm - Required Team Training Session
Late Jan 2018 - Competition week; case release Monday, Competition Day Saturday

Videos

Global Health Case Competition

Collaborating to tackle global health challenges