2021 TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER CASE COMPETITION

Welcome to the 2021 Greater Houston Case Competition!

The competition will take place virtually by Zoom and is open to any MD/PhD/Masters students and Postdoctoral Fellows. Teams of 3-5 (maximum 1 MBA per team) will present solutions centered around a real-world business problem to consulting industry leaders and executive leadership of our client sponsor, Harris Health System.


Cash prizes will be given for 1st-3rd place teams: $2,000 for 1st place, $1,000 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place.

Additionally, members of the first place team will receive a private 1:1 networking and coaching session at the conclusion of the event with C-suite executives from Harris Health and consultants from MBB firms.

Register as a full team, or register as in individual or partial team for our Team Building Event to find and meet new people to form a full team by May 28th. See below for the key dates.

KEY DATES

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Registration extended to May 30!

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

 

CLIENT SPONSOR

COMPETITION SPONSORS

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We are pleased to announce that our client sponsor for the 2021 Texas Medical Center Case Competition will be Harris Health System. We thank the Executive Leadership at Harris Health System for working with us to provide this years case and for their financial support. Additionally, we would like to thank Harris County Hospital District Foundation (HCHD) and Health Advances for their financial contributions and to the judges for providing their time giving expert feedback. This event would not be possible without our client sponsors, financial supporters, and judges. Thank you!

Health Advances
Health Advances is a strategy consulting firm that focuses exclusively on the healthcare industry. We are scientists, clinicians, researchers, and business professionals who share a passion for supporting healthcare product commercialization and driving adoption of innovations that improve healthcare. We help clients realize growth opportunities worldwide for healthcare technologies, products and services. Our consultants partner with senior executives and investors on their highest-stakes strategic decisions.  

 
Health Advances employs over 180 full-time professionals in full-service offices in Boston, SF, Hong Kong and Zug. 
 
We currently have openings for our Senior Analyst and Consultant (Case Team Leader) positions. Please visit our job postings below if you are interested in applying.

Senior Analyst (September 2021 
Consultant (September 2021) 



Harris County Hospital District (HCHD) Foundation 
The mission of the Harris County Hospital District Foundation is to enhance the broad healthcare mission of the Harris Health System by soliciting and raising funds for programs, and increasing the community’s awareness of the Harris Health System.

The Harris County Hospital District Foundation, a charitable 501(c)3 organization, raises funds and awareness in support of Harris Health System. Established in 1992, the HCHD Foundation has raised in excess of $51 million for the Harris Health System Programs and Services.

CLIENT OVERVIEW

Harris Health System (HHS) is a governmental, Houston-based integrated delivery system that provides healthcare services open to all residents of the third most-populous county in the United States, Harris County. It owns and operates three hospitals and focuses on the delivery of primary care and wellness and prevention services through its extensive network of 47 inpatient and outpatient facilities.

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HHS has a total operating expense of approximately $1.7 billion annually and accounts for over 1.5 million patient visits per year. As a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes, Harris Health is regarded as one of the best public health systems for its provision of quality patient care and medical treatment.

 

WHY JOIN?

Case-solving experience

Sharpen your problem-solving skills by working on real business cases

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Feedback

Learn from real consultants in top-tier consulting firms

Collaboration

Work with other smart, driven advanced degree candidates

Networking

Meet present and future consultants and build your network

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need any business or case interview experience?

What about prior knowledge of the client or industry?

No prior business or case interview experience is required, nor is any prior knowledge of the client or industry. This event is designed to be a fun learning experience and to help introduce our members to a real-life consulting engagement.
 
Who is designing the business case study?
The case study is provided by our client sponsor, Harris Health System. 
 
What do participants get out of this?
An opportunity to demonstrate to current consultants, who are directly involved in the recruitment process, that you have the skills consulting firms are specifically looking forAn opportunity to tackle a real-world consulting case and gain business experience. An opportunity to work in a diverse team setting that mimics a real consulting case teamAn opportunity to network with consultants and to learn more about the firms and job opportunitiesCash prizes are awarded to the top teams.

How does a Virtual Case Competition work?

In the General Round, each team will prepare slides and record a 10 minute video presentation. The first-round judges will review the videos on their preferred time within a week, and the top teams will be invited to participate in the Semi Final Round.  During the Semi Final Round, teams will give a private 10 minute live presentations to a new round of judges and answer questions from the Evaluation Panel for 15 minutes. Teams will be ranked and scored and the top 4 teams will proceed to the final round. Teams that proceed to the final round will present their findings for 10 minutes to Final Round judges which include management consultants as well as executive leadership from Harris Health System. The Final Round will be open to all participants and judges from previous rounds. 

Who can participate in the competition?

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, MDs, MBAs from participating institutions. There may be no more than 1 MBA per team. 
 
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