USC Global Health Case Competition

The USC Global Health Case Competition brings together teams of students from all disciplines to tackle critical global health challenges. Five days after receiving the case, students must propose realistic, innovative solutions before a panel of expert judges, including members of the partnering organization the case was based on. For this year’s case, we are partnering with the World Health Organization and International Telecommunication Union. The winning team will represent USC at the International Emory Global Health Case Competition in Atlanta, GA, March 28-29, 2014.


2014 USC Global Health Case Competition

Key Dates

  • Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 | Case Competition Kickoff Event - 5pm, Location: Mudd Hall Courtyard, UPC
  • Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 | NEW Individual Registration Deadline & Team-Building Networking Event - 5pm, Location: THH 116 - RSVP
  • Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 | Team Registration Deadline
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 | Case & Rules/Guidelines Distributed
  • Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 | Preliminary Round, USC Case Competition (see details below) - 9am, Soto Street Building, HSC
  • Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 | Final Round, USC Case Competition (see details below) - 12pm, Hastings Auditorium, HSC
  • Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Student Showcase Luncheon (see details below) - 12pm, Soto Street Building, HSC
  • March 28-29, 2014 | Emory International Case Competition


Information

Teams

  • Teams must comprise 5 members from at least 3 USC schools. All graduate and undergrad students are eligible!
  • Form your own team OR register as an individual (by Jan. 15) and attend the networking event to meet other participants who want to form teams.
  • Register your team by Jan. 24.
  • All team members must be present at the competition.

Events

  • Kickoff Event: Dec. 5. Meet the organizers, speak to alumni competitors and learn about the competition!
  • Networking Event: Jan. 17. Meet other participants!

Rules

  • Rules and guidelines will be released Jan. 29.

Case

  • The case will be released Jan. 29. Teams have until the day of the competition, Feb. 4, to work on it.
  • Teams are encouraged to use a variety of sources: library, web, course notes, textbooks, etc.
  • Creativity, innovation, clarity, quantitative and qualitative analysis, implementation strategies, and delivery will all be evaluated.
  • Analysis and recommendations should be presented in Microsoft PowerPoint or similar presentation software along with a poster that provides a general overview. Poster guidelines will be included in the Rules/Guidelines packet.

Competition Day 1

  • When: Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. check-in, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: Soto Street Building, HSC - 2001 N. Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033.
  • The finalist teams will be invited back to present on Day 2
  • Judges: Judges will include USC faculty and global experts.
  • Each team will have a total of 25 minutes:
    • 15 minutes to present analysis and recommendations
    • 10 minutes for Q&A with judges

Competition Day 2

  • Participants who aren't in the finalist teams are not required to attend this event, but are welcome to be part of the audience. Lunch will be first-come, first-serve.
  • When: Feb. 5, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: The finalists will present at the USC Davidson Conference Center at UPC
  • Judges: Judges will include USC faculty and global experts attending the USC Global mWellness Workshop.
  • Each team will have a total of 25 minutes:
    • 15 minutes to present analysis and recommendations
    • 10 minutes for Q&A with judges

Showcase Luncheon

  • Each team must send at least one person to present the group's poster on Feb. 6 during the USC Global mWellness Workshop. This is a great opportunity to network with experts who work in the field the case was based upon!
  • When: Feb. 6, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: USC Davidson Conference Center, UPC

Emory

  • All students should be aware that if their team wins, they must be available to travel to Emory University in Atlanta, GA, for the international competition March 28-29.

DOWNLOAD: Individual/Team Registration Form [DOC] | Case Competition Information Sheet [PDF]

 

Past Competitions

2013 Global Health Case Competition:

2012 Global Health Case Competition: