March 24th - 26th, 2023
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Healthcare Barrier Hackathon

The Sidney Kimmel Medical College student chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society invites you to join our inaugural Healthcare Barrier Hackathon!

Please join us on Saturday, March 25, on our campus in Philadelphia to learn and practice creative approaches to remove barriers to humanistic care for underserved patients. Teams will be presented with a healthcare challenge (it’s a secret until the event, in true hackathon style!) relevant to underserved patients throughout the nation. Register here!

Teams will then have an opportunity to attend three 15-minute workshops of their choice to brainstorm with mentors who are leaders in healthcare design. Session topics will include Design Strategies for Eliminating Healthcare Disparities, Designing Marketing A Healthcare Proposal, Legal Considerations in Health Design, and more!

After morning sessions, teams will be released to hack for the day with optional meals and cocktail hours for breaks. To allow travel flexibility, teams will present their final proposals to judges over Zoom on Sunday, March 26.

Winning teams will receive cash prizes of $750 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place!

Register here before spaces fill up—we’re capping the event at 100 attendees! Don’t have a team? No worries, you can register as an individual and be placed with others looking to work with new friends. This event is open to students of ALL health professions from ALL schools and is NOT limited to GHHS members. Let’s collaborate!

This event is supported by a grant from The Arnold P. Gold Foundation.