UMN Global Health Case Competition seeks student competitors and faculty/staff coaches

The University of Minnesota Global Health Case Competition (GHCC) is a unique opportunity for students from across schools and disciplines to come together to develop innovative solutions for current, real-world global health issues.   

When asked about the most valuable aspect of participating in the GHCC, students have said...
  • Developing skills in learning from different people with diverse perspectives.
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork is lacking in their school's curriculum and this experience in working across disciplines and backgrounds will be invaluable in future careers.
  • Being able to recognize their own weaknesses and knowledge gaps and to know who or where to go to as a resource.
  • Learning the complexity of budgeting and evaluation.
** Information Session | Oct 22, Noon
Is your interest piqued? Read through the details about eligibility, timeline, and expectations on the Global Health Case Competition ( page. Also, come learn more about the experience at the information session on October 22. You'll hear from students who have competed and have a chance to ask whatever questions you have before the application opens on November 1.

Please RSVP ( .

Coaching positions available
A key component to the student experience during the GHCC ( is that each student team has a coach. Coaches are faculty, professional staff, and post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows/residents who ask probing questions, guide the team to resources, and often help arrange a trial-run of the team's presentation.

Coaches are expected to spend about 1 hour getting to know their team ahead of competition week plus 2-3 hours with their team during competition week. Coaches are also strongly encouraged to be at Competition Day on Saturday, February 2 in order to support their team.

If you are interested in being a coach or would like to nominate someone else to coach, please fill out the Coach Interest/Nomination Form ( .

** 2019 Competition Dates
* Oct 22 - Information Session (
* Nov 1 - Application opens
* Nov 30 - Application closes
* Dec 6 - Team assignments announced
* Jan 24, 2019; 4-6 pm - Required Team Training Session
* Jan 26, 2019 - Case released
* Feb 2, 2019 - Competition day
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