By: Jasmine Ko
The Emory Global Health Institute holds two annual Global Health Case Competitions. The case competition outlines a pressing, complex global health issue and is carefully researched and written by SAC members over the span of the year. The competition begins in January with the intramural case, in which only Emory students compete, and culminates in March, with our international competition. This unique learning opportunity allows student participants from different disciplines to collaborate and present a multidisciplinary solution to a current global health problem in front of a panel of expert judges. Top teams receive cash prizes, but more importantly, gain an invaluable opportunity to learn how difficult it is to synthesize solutions to real-world global health issues.
My involvement with the case competition writing team started my second year of college and has grown significantly, as I now serve as the Lead Writer and Chair of the 2015 Intramural and International Competitions. Many participants have claimed that the case competition is one of the most memorable experiences of their education, and I could not agree more. Opportunities to get involved with the case competition are numerous: you can sign up next year to compete, volunteer, attend, or potentially even serve on the writing team.
The international case competition was held all day on Saturday, March 28th and brought together incredible student minds from different disciplines to address the most pressing issues of global health today.