general information
The Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition brings together students from diverse disciplines and multiple countries to address a real-world global health challenge. The 2023 competition will take place from March 10 to 18, 2023.

Student teams will have one week to develop comprehensive case solutions to a hypothetical but realistic global health challenge. The teams will then present their case solutions to an external panel of judges on competition day.

This year’s event will be held in person, with a maximum of 30 teams (including one spot reserved for an Emory University team). There will be a waitlist for teams that are not selected for the 29 slots. Only one team per university may participate.

Students will compete on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Ga., with EGHI providing food, lodging, and ground transportation between the Atlanta airport and the Emory Conference Center and Hotel. Student team members or their universities will be responsible for their travel costs to and from Atlanta. EGHI will provide travel assistance to a limited number of student teams from universities located in countries with low-income economies.

EGHI promises to provide student teams with an exciting challenge, the chance to get to know teams from around the world, and the opportunity to network with case advisors from a wide variety of professional fields.

PLEASE NOTE: EGHI reserves the right to change course and conduct the competition virtually if the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a serious health threat. If current plans regarding the competition are changed, EGHI will inform participants no later than December 15, 2022.
In-Person at Emory University
important Dates
Application Period
October 24 -
November 21, 2022

Competition Dates
March 10-18, 2023
Application Process
Applications will be accepted from 12 p.m. (EDT) on Mon., Oct. 24, until 5 p.m. (EDT) on Wed., Nov. 30.

EGHI will communicate with each team regarding its application status once the application period closes. There is no fee to apply.

The APPLY button, located in the top right-hand corner and bottom center of this website, will be activated at 12 p.m. (EDT) on Oct. 24, 2022.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
One multidisciplinary student team per university is eligible to participate in the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition.

Team Member Composition
Student teams should comprise four to six members, and team members should represent at least three different schools or disciplines at their university. EGHI encourages teams to include a mix of undergraduate and graduate students, but this is not required. 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 multidisciplinary team is representing. Universities are not required to name team members during the application period.

Universities can select their team members in whatever manner they prefer. However, if feasible, EGHI encourages universities to hold their own intramural global health case competitions to select the team they send to the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition. Your university can use EGHI's case competition guide to help it plan its own intramural competition.

Individual Team Member Information
If your team is accepted to participate, EGHI will in January send an online form to your team requesting individual team member information. Once universities are accepted into the competition, individual team member information will be due Feb. 22, 2023. Each student team must designate a team captain by March 1, 2023.

COVID-19 Vaccination Required for In-Person Student Team Members, Faculty Mentors, and Guests
PLEASE NOTE: All students and their guests who plan to participate in the competition on Emory University's campus must provide proof that their COVID-19 vaccinations are up to date. This is in keeping with Emory University's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Emory faculty, staff, and students.
Registration Fees and Payment Instructions
There is no cost to apply. Once a team has been accepted to participate in the competition, a non-refundable registration fee will be required. Below are the registration fee rates per team based on the income level of the country in which the university is located. Income levels are based on World Bank data and follow the Consortium of Universities for Global Health's model regarding the percentage of the full registration fee that teams from MICs and LICs are expected to pay.

Registration fees:
High-Income Countries (HICs): $1,000 (USD)
Middle-Income Countries (MICs): $500
Low-Income Countries (LICs): $250

If you are uncertain of your country's income level, please see the links below.


If your university is located in an LIC and would like to request a registration fee waiver, please contact Mischka Garel at [email protected] for more information.

Universities or individual team members can pay the registration fee via credit card or by check via FedEx. If you would like to pay via credit card (EGHI's preferred payment method), a link will be available on this page in November. To pay by check via FedEx, please make your check payable to the Emory Global Health Institute and write 2023 Emory Morningside GHCC in the memo line. Please send the check via FedEx to the attention of Mischka Garel at the following address:

Emory Global Health Institute
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Mailstop 1599-001-1AH
Atlanta, GA 30322

The competition will award six different cash prizes.

Teams with the four highest first-round scores will advance to the final round and receive cash prizes. The finalist team that receives the most votes from non-finalist teams will receive the Participants' Choice award. One non-finalist team will receive an Honorable Mention award.
Deliverables, Time Commitment, and Case Subject
Competition Deliverables
The competition will have two rounds:

First-Round Deliverable: Live, 12-minute presentation, with 10 minutes of Q&A with first-round judges
Final-Round Deliverable: Live, 12-minute presentation incorporating case twist, with 10 minutes of Q&A with final-round judges

Teams will submit the slide decks of their presentations the evening before competition day (March 17). All presentations must be in English.

Time Commitment
Teams can work as much or as little as they like on their case solutions during the case competition week. During the week, teams will meet virtually for one hour with a case advisor who will provide feedback regarding a team's draft case solution. Student team members can also seek feedback from other experts in the field on their ideas. However, teams must generate case solution ideas themselves.

Case Subject
A team of Emory student and faculty case writers are working on the 2023 case subject. The case may include issues such as healthcare policy, public health implementation and planning, business partnership/investment, medical research, international development, logistics and management, faith/cultural understanding, international law, and other disciplines. To view past case subjects, visit EGHI's website.
Competition Schedule
October 24 - November 21, 202- Application Period

December 1, 2022 - Travel and Hotel Accommodation Information Provided for In-Person Teams

February 15, 2023 - Registration Fees Due

February 22, 2023 - Individual Team Member Information Due including Proof of Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccination Status

March 1, 2023 - Team Captain Information Due

March 1, 2023 - Deadline for Student Team Members to Install WhatsApp on Cell Phones

March 6, 2023 - Team Number Assignments Released to Teams

March 8, 2023 - Virtual Case Solution Training and Logistics Sessions

March 10, 2023 - Case Subject Released to Team Captains

March 10, 2023 - Signed Rules and Code of Conduct Due from Teams

March 14 - 16, 2023 - Virtual Case Advisor Sessions

March 17, 2023 - First-Round Deliverables Due (slide deck)

March 18, 2023
- Competition Day

The full 2023 case competition schedule will be available in February on this site.
Resources and Logistics
EGHI will begin posting resources for competition participants to this site beginning in December 2022, so please check back regularly. 
 application period:
October 24 - November 21, 2022 

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