2020 Global Health Case Competition

The annual USC Global Health Case Competition brings together teams of students from all disciplines to tackle a critical global health challenge. Fourteen days after receiving the case, students must propose realistic, innovative solutions to a panel of expert judges.

Prize

The winning team will travel to Emory University in Atlanta, GA to represent USC in the Emory Global Health Case Competition on March 13th. Compete against other universities from around the world for a chance to win the cash grand prize! *Travel is free courtesy of IIGH*

Important Dates

Registration Deadline: 5:00 PM January 17, 2020 – Registration closed
Case Guidelines Distribution: 9:00 AM January 24, 2020
USC Global Health Case Competition: February 7, 2020
Emory Global Health Case Competition: March 12-15, 2020


Additional Information

  • Teams must register their teams (with the names and school affiliations of each team member) by January 17, 2020, at 5:00 PM.
  • Teams must comprise five members from at least three USC schools and all graduate and undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Each team will have approximately two weeks to prepare their proposals and presentations. The case will be released on January 24, 2020, at 9:00 am pacific time to all teams and participants.
  • Teams will be asked to prepare a proposal of a hypothetical program in response to a challenge in a pressing global health topic. Teams will be given 15 minutes to present their proposals in front of a panel of 3 judges, all global health experts from USC and other organizations.
  • The winning team will travel to Emory University in Atlanta, GA to represent USC and compete in the International Emory Global Health Case Competition on March 13 against other universities from around the world for a chance to win the cash grand prize!
  • All travel (airfare and lodging) and participation expenses for the winning team will be covered by the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health.
  • All students will receive a certificate of participation for this event.
  • Meet potential teammates at a virtual mixer on January 14, 2020, at 6:00 pm via Zoom. Learn more >>
  • Online students are eligible to participate in the case competition as long as at least three members of the team will be available on the day of the competition to present in-person. During their teams’ presentations, online students or those who are not local to LA will be able to join via Zoom and present to the judges alongside their teammates. The team must bring a laptop with Zoom for the online student to participate; computers will not be provided by USC IIGH. Like the rest of the team members, online students will be required to dress in business attire and present to the judges to showcase their public speaking abilities. Students joining via Zoom may receive questions from judges and are encouraged to be engaged throughout. Online students must be available to present in-person at the Emory competition in Atlanta, GA from March 12-15, 2020.
In 2017 the USC team took first place at the Emory Global Health Case Competition.

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