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. One team of 4 students per School. 
  2. Teams must come from an undergraduate Seventh-day Adventist College/University.
  3. Participating schools will need a faculty advisor.
  4. Virtual Event, each student must have a computer, mic, camera, and Zoom application.


Register your teams by emailing Dr. Shah no later than September 30, 2021, by 11:59 PST.
Please provide the following:

  1. Team name and your School name 
  2. Names and email addresses of the following: 4 team members, and designate the team captain amongst your group. All communications will go to the team captain. 
  3. Faculty Advisor name and email address. 

Sunday, October 31, 2021 8:30 am (PST)

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

Meet Dr. Shah

Huma Shah, DrPH, FACHE

Program Director

Healthcare Administration Program (MHA)

email hshah@llu.edu
Huma Shah, DrPH, FACHE, Healthcare Administration MHA Program Director

Meet Mr. Brown

Bobby Brown

Executive Director of Enrollment Management

Loma Linda University School of Public Health

Email babrown@llu.edu
Bobby Brown, MBA, Loma Linda University School of Public Health Enrollment Management

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the major deadlines to participate in this competition?

Registration Deadline: September 30, 2021 by 11:59 pm (PST)

Case Released: October 7, 2021 (8:00 am PST)

Case Due: October 25, 2021 (5:00 pm PST)

Competition: October 31, 2021 (8:30 am-2:00 pm (PST))

Is there a fee to register?

No. There is no fee.

Will there be prizes?

A cash prize and non-monetary prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Details will be provided the day of the event. 

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 along with a 1-2 page Executive Summary of the Presentation.

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 be sent directly to a drop box folder or email. During the competition, the judges will not know the names of the Schools the teams are representing, however, once the winner is announced, we will present the participating teams and their respective Schools.

What is needed on the day of competition?

Each team member should have a computer with microphone, video camera, Internet access and Zoom application.