Loma Linda University Health’s Human Resource Management Program and Loma Linda University School of Public Health formed a collaborative partnership to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to apply business management skills to solve a real life healthcare challenge and present their innovative solutions to a panel of healthcare executives. Participating in this competition will be an invaluable experience where you have an opportunity to learn about what is current in healthcare and practice and how to work in a team to achieve a common goal as well as network with industry leaders.


  • Enhanced critical thinking skills
  • Applying knowledge and skills to a real life healthcare issue
  • Networking
  • Job/Internship/Residency opportunities
  • Mentorship
  • Graduate Studies
  • Prizes
  • Spiritual fellowship
  • School pride


  1. ​Teams may have 3-4 members per School
  2. Teams must come from an undergraduate Seventh-day Adventist College/University
  3. Teams must be accompanied by a Faculty Advisor


Huma Shah
Program Director
Loma Linda University School of Public Health
Healthcare Administration Program
Email: hshah@llu.edu

Dates TBD

Bobby Brown
Director of Marketing and Admissions
Loma Linda University School of Public Health
Email: babrown@llu.edu

Proudly presented by the Loma Linda University Health Management Residency Program and the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the major deadlines to participate in this competition?

Registration: TBD
Case released: TBD
Case submissions: TBD 
Competition Days: TBD

Is there a fee to register?

No. Registration and participation for this competition is free.

Will there be prizes?

The total prize money to be awarded for 1st place is TBD. 

Can student teams receive any help on addressing the case?

Before the case is released, faculty advisors may help prepare students for the competition. Once the case is released, however, faculty advisors may only be able to provide minimal assistance. Faculty advisors should not provide input on strategy, how to approach the case or provide specific solutions; they can help clarify conceptual questions that is not case specific. Faculty, students or other interested parties may not offer suggestions or revisions to case content that is prepared by the teams. Only official team members can work on the case.  Teams may not contact any employees of Loma Linda University Health or its affiliates or the entity the case is addressing.

What are the required deliverables?

Each team is required to submit a PowerPoint presentation with references and appendices.

How long is the presentation and is there a slide # limit?

The presentation should take no more than 15 minutes. While there is no specified slide limit, keep in mind the main deck of slides should be able to be presented during the allotted time frame. Presentations may have Appendices which can be referred to during the Q&A. Judges will have an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation for up to 10 minutes. Teams may reference appendix slides in the presentation during the Q&A. During the presentation, a time keeper will signal the 5 minutes mark and 1 minute mark to conclude the presentation. Teams are not allowed to surpass the time limit.

What if the teams have questions after the case is released?

The Loma Linda University School of Public Health’s Healthcare Administration Program and Loma Linda University Health will hold a brief (Zoom) conference shortly after the case is released to answer any clarifying questions from participants. Questions should be emailed in advance of the call to hshah@llu.edu

Are teams allowed to modify their slide deck before the on-site presentation?

No modifications can be made once the deck has been submitted.

May program directors and faculty attend the on-site presentations?

Faculty advisers/Program Directors may attend the presentations but if they attend the presentations of other Schools, they will not be able to meet with their team members until after their team has presented.

Will teams presenting be de-identified?

Team deliverables will not include student names or school names. Team deliverables will be sent directly to a drop box folder that only the judges can access.

What should teams bring to the presentation?

Teams do not have to bring anything during the presentation. Each team will have access to the following technologies/equipment during the presentation:

  • Laptop Computer
  • Projector/Screen
  • Microphone
  • Podium
  • Clicker