RFA for MUSC Student Team at Emory Global Health Case Competition

The MUSC Center for Global Health (CGH) is pleased to announce that MUSC was selected to be one of the 30 university teams competing in the annual International Emory Global Case Competition in March 2020.   This case competition is a unique opportunity for students from multiple universities and disciplines to come together to creatively address critical global health challenges in a competitive and collaborative team-based environment.

 For the sixth year, the CGH will be sponsoring and assembling a team to participate in this exciting event, and is seeking applications from students who are interested in being considered for the team. Emory requires a team comprised of four to six students, with representation from at least three colleges represented.

This experience is greatly beneficial to students. You will learn about a real-world global health issue and have the opportunity to meet and network with students from around the world interested in global health issues. You will be able to meet and interact with experts from Emory University, the CDC, and other leading organizations who will serve as team case advisors and competition judges. The 20162017 and 2018 cases are available for review online.

Application deadline: December 6, 2019, 5:00 p.m. EST

Earliest Notification: January 6, 2020

Eligibility and Criteria:  Applicants must full-time students in good standing, agree to be available the week of the event and must accept the time commitment required to participate.  Applicants must be able to travel to Atlanta from March 12-14, 2020. Self-motivation, adaptability, and flexibility are critical.  

Key Dates:  Emory will release the case on March 7, 2020.  Once the case is release, the team will decide when and how much to work on the presentation during the week.  University teams travel to Atlanta on Thursday evening, participate in a team workday on Friday, and present their case on Saturday, March 14th.  Teams are encouraged to stay through Sunday because the competition typically does not end until early evening.

There are no fees involved for the participating students.  The CGH covers the $1000 team application fee and ground transportation costs for team members traveling from Charleston to Atlanta.  Emory covers accommodations and meals of all teams.


The process includes combining the following documents into a single PDF and emailing them to ellisk@musc.edu

  1. Application letter (no more than 1.5 pages single spaced) which should include the following information:
  1. Contact Information
  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
    1. College (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy)
    2. Degree Program
    3. Describe why you are interested in participating in the Emory Global Health Case Competition.  (maximum of 350 words). 
    4. List any undergraduate or graduate level exposure to global health (i.e. courses, research, clinical or non-clinical service abroad.)
    5. Please share if you have any previous experience with grant or proposal writing, case competitions, presentations or pitches. 


  1. Current CV/Resume

A review committee will evaluate the applications based upon the overall strength of interest in the case competition, the ability to meet Emory’s requirements of the team composition, and level of interest in global health.


Please direct inquiries related to this announcement to:


Kathleen Ellis

Executive Director

MUSC Center for Global Health



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