The 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 who pick three teams to present in the final round. The winning team receives guidance from faculty at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health before representing USC at the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
The competition at USC began in 2012 with a case challenge developed with the International Medical Corps. Today, the annual event is a popular campus-bridging fixture at USC. Known for being as fun as it is educational, the case competition offers students the chance to apply their skills and interests to real-world situations and fosters opportunities for networking and friendship.
2023 Global Health Case Competition
This year’s Global Health Case Competition will be held virtually on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023.
- Students currently enrolled in any USC degree program (i.e., undergraduate, master’s, PhD) are eligible.
- Teams must comprise five members from at least three USC schools.
- All members of your team must be available and present virtually on Friday, Feb. 24.
- The winning team must be available March 10–18, 2023, to participate in the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition. Competition costs (airfare, lodging and meals) for all team members will be covered. (Details TBD)
- The winning team will be required to present their pitch in person to IIGH faculty the week following the competition. The team will receive a pitch coaching session, and lunch will be provided. (Details TBD)
Teams must register (with the names and school affiliations of each team member) by 11:59 p.m. PST, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. Complete the registration form here.
Need a team? Join the USC IIGH Global Health Case Competition LinkedIn group to network with other students interested in participating in the competition!
The guidelines for the case will be distributed to all teams via email on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. Teams will have two weeks to prepare their pitch. During this period, they will also have the opportunity to meet with IIGH faculty for a virtual mentoring session.
Each team will have a total of 25 minutes: 15 minutes to present analysis and recommendations; 10 minutes for Q&A with judges. Team members can present however the team sees fit; however, all team members must be present at the presentation. All members should participate in the Q&A.
After all presentations are completed, the judges will deliberate and announce the three finalist teams to present their pitches during the final round of the competition. The top three teams will win cash prizes, and the winning team will be sponsored by IIGH to represent USC at the 2023 Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $100
Case Competition Virtual Mixer
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, 5–6 p.m. PST — register here!
Extended! Case Competition Registration Deadline
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. PST — register here!
Case Guidelines Distribution
Friday, Feb. 10, 2023
Friday, Feb. 24, 2023
Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition
March 10–18, 2023