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DC Public Health Case Challenge

Each year the National Academy of Medicine organizes the DC Public Health Case Challenge in the month of October. The main aim of this competition is to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning around a public health issue that faces the local Washington, DC, community. USUHS each year sends a team of five to six members from the graduate school representing diverse disciplines.

Teams are given a case, written by students from the participating universities, that provides background information on a local public health problem. Teams have a limited amount of time (about a week) to devise a comprehensive intervention, which they present to an expert panel of judges.

Teams are judged on the interdisciplinary nature of their response, feasibility of implementation, creativity, and practicality.

If you are interested in participating in 2016 case competition please submit your information. The last date to submit your information is September 10th .

 2016 case topic is "The changing Americancity and implications for health and well-being of vulnerable populations".

International Emory Global Health Case Competition

Emory University organizes an International Global Health Case Competition during the month of March-April. The aim of the competition is to connect students from diverse fields with various backgrounds to address a global health challenge. Each year USUHS sends a team of six medical and graduate students to compete with universities nationwide. 

In 2016, USUHS team placed second in the Emory competition and won 3000 USD.

The information about the previous cases can be found here. Once the case is issued the team has one week to come up with an intervention to address the issues. The team travels on thursday to Atlanta and has Friday as a work day at Emory. On Saturday the team presents their solution to a panel of judges (two of them). If advanced to the finals, a curve ball is given and the team has to address and incorporate it into their final presentation (30 mins work time). Final presentations are presented before all the judges (12 of them) and the school teams.

If you are interested in participating in 2017 case competition and represent USUHS, please submit your information before January 15.

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