Global Health Case Competition

The U of M Global Health Case Competition is a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple schools and disciplines to come together to develop innovative solutions for 21st century global health issues.

Application open

Applications for the 2019 Global Health Case Competition are now open.

Who can participate?

Who can participate?

Graduate students (masters and doctoral level), professional students, and upper-level undergraduate students from across the U of M who are interested in global health are encouraged to participate. 

We hope to involve students from across the health sciences, 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.

Post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows/residents are not eligible to participate, but are invited to explore coaching a student team. Please fill out the coach interest form or email globalhc@umn.edu for more details. 

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 must ensure that the team has three or more U of M Schools are represented. Students from Duluth and Rochester should assemble their own team to enable full participation.

Teams are welcome to recruit and nominate their own faculty or staff coach or they will be assigned one. To nominate someone to be a coach, please fill out the coach nomination form

Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteer are needed to serve as faculty and staff coaches, faculty and professional judges, time keepers, and other logistical support. If interested, email globalhc@umn.edu. If you are interested in coaching a student team or want to nominate someone else to coach, please fill out the coach interest/nomination form.  

Awards & Emory Competition

Awards & Emory Competition

A distinguished multi-disciplinary panel of judges will evaluate the teams’ recommendations on Competition Day. Cash prizes of $500 and $250 to first and second place teams will be awarded.

The first place team will then go on to compete at Emory's International Global Health Case Competition which will occur on March 13 - 15, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.

Credit Options & IPE Approval

Credit Options & IPE Approval

Students may be allowed to apply this experience to academic requirements and should confer with their academic advisors to determine if it meets their specific requirements. The following approvals have been acquired:

  • The Global Health Case Competition is part of the 1Health interprofessional education curriculum at the University of Minnesota. This means that the Case Competition offers a valuable interprofessional learning experience that has been carefully designed to expand upon your skills and knowledge in preparation for your future as collaborative health professional.  Inclusion in the 1Health interprofessional education curriculum also means that upon completion of the Global Health Case Competition, a record demonstrating your involvement in this experience will be added to your personal "1Health IPE Transcript" which can be accessed via the 1Health Database.  
  • Pharmacy students can earn credit for thier participation as a directed study with faculty Dr. Jason Varin.

 

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. 

Teams have a full week to work on their proposals and presentations.

2020 Dates:
Jan 22 - Required Team Training
Jan 24 - Case Release
Feb 1 - Competition Day

How to apply

How to apply

Applications for the 2020 competition are now open.

You may apply as an individual and be placed on a team or you may form your own team. Teams must be made up of 4-6 students from at least three University of Minnesota colleges or schools. Acceptances are granted on a first-come first-served basis and will close on Dec 1 or when all the slots are filled.

2020 competition dates

Oct 23 - Information Session
Nov 1 - Application opens
Dec 1 - Application closes
Dec 6 - Team assignments announced
Jan 22, 2020; 4-6 pm - Team Training Session
Jan 24, 2020 - Case released
Feb 1, 2020 - Competition day

Coaches Needed

We are looking for faculty, staff, and post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows/residents to coach student teams. If you are interested in being a coach or would like to nominate someone else to coach, learn more on the Coach Interest/Nomination Form. If you have questions about coaching, please email globalhc@umn.edu

Videos

Global Health Case Competition

Collaborating to tackle global health challenges

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.