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EGHI hosts two global health case competitions for students each year.

The Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition (EGHCC) is an innovative student learning program that brings together Emory students from multiple disciplines to address a critical global health challenge in both a competitive and collaborative environment.  The 2023 Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition will take place January 27 – February 4.

To learn more about the 2023 competition, visit the 2023 Intramural Emory GHCC Application Site.

The winning Emory team from the intramural competition goes on to compete in the Emory Morningside Global Health Case CompetitionThe Emory team and teams from guest universities spend seven days developing recommendations for a global health case. Teams from across the world compete for cash prizes and have the opportunity to network with each other and with professionals who volunteer to serve as judges and case advisors. The 2023 Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition will take place March 10 – 18.

To Learn More about the 2023 competition, visit the 2023 Emory Morningside GHCC Application Site.

These are exciting and challenging events. If you are interested in participating in this year’s Emory Global Health Case Competitions, we encourage you learn about previous competitions and their case subjects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition

Emory College and Oxford College undergraduates and graduate students from all seven of Emory’s graduate and professional schools are eligible to participate. Emory medical residents and post-doctoral fellows are also eligible to participate. Teams must be comprised of students enrolled in at least three different Emory schools. Emory teams of four-to-six students compete for cash prizes. 

The 2023 competition will be a hybrid virtual/in-person event. EGHI plans to hosts case advisor sessions with teams virtually while all other activities will be held in person. However, should the COVID-19 pandemic pose a serious health threat at the time of the competition, EGHI reserves the right to conduct the competition completely virtually.

The application period will run from November 7 – December 7, 2022. The application site will be available soon, so please check this page regularly for updates. 

Students may register as pre-formed teams or as individuals. If a student registers as an individual, EGHI will assign you to a team. While EGHI has limited the competition to 12 teams in previous years, this year’s competition may include additional teams.

There is no cost for Emory students, residents, and fellows to participate. 

Student teams are given the case challenge a week before they present their case solutions to judges. Teams can work as much or as little as they like on their case solutions during the case competition week. EGHI will arrange for each team to meet virtually for one hour with a case advisor, a professional who will provide feedback regarding a team’s draft case solution, during competition week. On competition day, teams will present to a panel of judges and the top 3 highest scoring teams will advance to the final round. The winning team goes on to participate in EGHI’s Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition scheduled for later in the academic year. Below are the dates for the 2023 competition:  

  • January 27, 2023: Case challenge released  
  • February 1-2, 2023: Virtual case advisor sessions  
  • February 3, 2023: Case solutions due  
  • February 4, 2023: Competition presentation day  

The case topic will not be made available until the case is released on January 27, 2023. The case will require a multidisciplinary approach to develop recommendations to address it. The case topic may include issues such as health care policy, public health implementation and planning, business partnership/investment, medical research, international development, logistics and management, faith/cultural understanding, international law, and other disciplines. Student team members can seek feedback from experts in the field on ideas, however, they must generate the ideas themselves. They cannot present and defend ideas that experts provide to them.  

First Place: $3,000

Second Place: $2,000

Third Place: $1,000

For more information, please contact Emily Weil, Student Programs Coordinator, at Emily.weil@emory.edu. 

Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition

The winning Emory team from EGHI’s Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition participates with student teams from universities located around the world. Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at accredited universities are invited to participate. Teams should be comprised of four to six students, and at least three different schools within a university must be represented. For example, a team can include students from a university’s nursing, medical, and business schools. The combination of disciplines does not matter so long as at least three different schools/disciplines are represented. Medical residents, post-graduate fellows, and post-doctoral fellows are eligible to participate so long as their residency and/or fellowship is with the university that the multidisplinary team is representing. While medical residences and post-graduate fellows are eligible to participate, it is not mandatory. 

In 2023, EGHI plans to host parallel in-person and virtual competitions. Participating student teams from each competition will address the same case challenge, but they will be evaluated by different panels of first- and final-round judges and compete for two distinct but equal sets of prizes. Both in-person and virtual teams will give 12-minute live presentations and engage in 10 minutes of Q&A with their judges.  

Each competition will host a maximum of 24 teams, and the four highest scoring teams from each competition will reach the final round of their respective competition. Information regarding prize amounts will be available on the competition website.  

No, your university can select its team members in any way that it prefers. However, EGHI encourages universities to hold their own intramural global health case competitions. Your university can use EGHI’s model using our case competition guide. 

View guide here

You can also contact Emily Weil, EGHI’s Student Programs Coordinator, at Emily.weil@emory.edu if you would like to discuss conducting a global health case competition at your university.  

The case challenge will be released on March 10, 2023. Teams will have one week to develop their case solutions. Competition day will be March 18, 2023. More information will be available on the competition application site soon. 

The case topic will not be made available until the case is challenge is released on March 10, 2023. However, it will require a multidisciplinary approach to develop recommendations to address it. It may include issues such as health care policy, public health implementation and planning, business partnership/investment, medical research, international development, logistics and management, faith/cultural understanding, international law, and other disciplines. Student team members can seek feedback from experts in the field on ideas, however, they must generate the ideas themselves. They cannot present and defend ideas that experts provide to them.

View past case summaries here

For the in-person competition, the first 23 teams to apply will be accepted (EGHI reserves one spot for the Emory University team). For the virtual competition, the first 24 teams to apply will be accepted. If your team applies but is not accepted to the in-person competition, you will have the option of participating in the virtual competition should there be spots available. 

There is not cost to apply, however, once a team has been accepted to participate in the competition, it will be required to pay a non-refundable registration fee. More information about registration fees will be available on the competition application site, which is coming soon. If your team is located in an LIC, you can request a registration waiver. Please contact the event organizer for more information. 

Detailed information regarding the application process will be available on the competition application site, which is coming soon! Applications will be accepted from October 24 – November 21, 2022. Please check back here in the coming weeks to access the application site. 

The prize amounts will be listed on the application website. 

For more information, please contact Emily Weil, EGHI’s Student Programs Coordinator, at Emily.weil.@emory.edu