general information
The Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition unites students from diverse disciplines and multiple nations to tackle a real-world global health challenge. Scheduled for March 14 to 23, 2024, 
the competition grants student teams one week to formulate comprehensive case solutions to a hypothetical yet plausible 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. 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 engaging challenge, the opportunity to connect with peers from around the world, and the opportunity to network with case advisors from diverse  professional fields.
Location
In-Person at Emory University
important Dates
Application Period
October 24 -
November 27, 2023

Competition Dates
March 14-23, 2024
Application Process
Applications will be accepted from 12:00 PM (ET) Tuesday, Oct. 24, until 5:00 PM (ET) on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023.

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 12:00 PM (EDT) on October 24, 2023.

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. 21, 2024. Each student team must designate a team captain by March 1, 2024.

There are no modifications to Emory University’s current visitor policy at this time. All campus visitors are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and must adhere to Emory University’s established safety protocols while on campus. Find additional campus COVID-19 information at Emory Forward.-19.

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.

HICs: https://data.worldbank.org/income-level/high-income
MICs: http://data.worldbank.org/income-level/middle-income
LICs: https://data.worldbank.org/income-level/low-income

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), please use this link to submit your payment. To pay by check via FedEx, please make your check payable to the Emory Global Health Institute and write 2024 Emory Morningside GHCC in the memo line. Please send the check via FedEx to the attention of "Farah Dharamshi" at the following address:

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

Prizes
The competition will award six different cash prizes.

Teams with the five 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.
Deliverables, Time Commitment, and Case Subject
Competition Deliverables
The competition will have two rounds:

First-Round Deliverable:  Live, 12-minute presentation, with 8 minutes of Q&A with first-round judges
Final-Round Deliverable: Live, 12-minute presentation incorporating case twist, with 8 minutes of Q&A with final-round judges

Teams will submit the slide decks of their presentations the evening before competition day (March 21). 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 2024 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 27, 2023 - Application Period

February 15, 2024 - Registration Fees Due, online payment link

February 21, 2024 - Individual Team Member Information Due

March 1, 2024 - Team Captain Information Due

March 1, 2024 - Deadline for Student Team Members to Install WhatsApp on Cell Phones

March 6, 2024 - Team Number Assignments Released to Teams

March 11, 2024 - Signed Release of Liability Form Due from Teams
                            - Signed Rules and Code of Conduct Due from Teams 

March 14, 2024 - Case Subject Released to Team Captains

March 18 - 19, 2024 - Virtual Case Advisor Sessions

March 21, 2024 - Teams arrive in Atlanta

March 21, 2024 - First-Round Deliverables Due at 7:00 PM (slide deck)

March 22, 2024
- Competition Day - Round 1

March 23, 2024 - Competition Day - Final Round



Resources and Logistics
Please find below information and resources that will help you plan your competition week, prepare your case solutions, and submit your deliverables:
(all to be linked following the close of the application window)
Participant Information Form
Rules and Code of Conduct Form 
(to be submitted via email to [email protected])
Release of Liability Form
(to be submitted via email to [email protected])
Team Captain Form

Case Competition Week Schedule
First Round Deliverable Submission Instructions
Final Round Deliverable Submission Instructions



Making the most of your case advisor session
Dr. Mohammed Ali, an Associate Professor at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health and practicing family physician, provides his insights into how you can make the most of your time with your case advisor. He also provides helpful suggestions regarding case preparation and how you can take full advantage of your case competition experience. Dr. Ali helped launch the competition in 2009, has advised many EGHCC student case writing teams, and has served as a competition case advisor annually since the program's inception.
Good Case Solutions: A Judge's Perspective
Mr. Phil Jacobs, an Emory Global Health Institute Advisory Board member, successful businessman, and philanthropist, has judged Emory Global Health Case Competitions since 2010. In this brief video, Mr. Jacobs gives his perspective on the elements that make a good case solution.
 application period:
October 24 - November 27, 2023

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