1st Prize: UT Health San Antonio
2nd Prize: UT Southwestern Medical School
3rd Prize: Baylor College of Medicine
2018 Case Competition Results
The 2019 Competition
Healthcare Delivery to Rural Texas
October 5-6, 2019
The A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI) Presents:
SHIFT 2019 – Texas Health Challenges Case Competition. The two-day contest is designed to help medical students gain experience working in collaborative teams to design innovative solutions to address major healthcare issues affecting the State of Texas.
As medical students leave academia, it is important for them to have gained the skills necessary to work in teams on complex healthcare issues. Practice-based learning is a critical component to advanced learning and application. The Texas Health Challenges Case Competition serves as an extra-curricular activity that provides participants with an opportunity to enhance competency in their chosen field as well as explore novel approaches to delivering care to underserved populations within the State of Texas.
Teams consist of five medical students from ten medical schools with no restriction on classification (M1-M4). To be competitive, faculty members and administrators are strongly encouraged to assist in the selection of students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, problem solving skills, creativity and teamwork
Shift is about building relationships and harnessing talent. The competition is unprecedented in its mission to bring future Texas medical professionals together in collaborative teams to solve disparities faced by rural Texans.
The cost of care is rising, families are struggling to keep up, the burden of chronic disease is widespread and solutions are desperately needed. It's time to Shift.
Shift Committee Members
The Shift Committee is a group of Texas A&M medical students who are dedicated to addressing major issues in healthcare through a grass-roots approach. Their core belief is that the best chance to change healthcare in sustainable ways is to inspire medical students to recognize problems, create solutions and give them a platform from which to lead.