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.

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 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.

Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteer are needed to serve as faculty coaches, faculty and professional judges, time keepers, and other logistical support. If interested, email globalhc@umn.edu.

Awards

Awards

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. 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. 

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

2019 Dates:
Jan 24 - Required Team Training
Jan 26 - Case Release
Feb 2 - Competition Day

How to apply

How to apply

Applications for the 2019 competition will be open November 1-30, 2018.

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. 

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.

2019 competition dates

Oct 22 - Information Session
Nov 1 - Application opens
Nov 30 - Application closes
Dec 6 - Team assignments announced
Jan 24, 2018; 4-6 pm - Required Team Training Session
Jan 26, 2018 - Case released
Feb 2, 2018 - Competition day

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Global Health Case Competition

Collaborating to tackle global health challenges