The USMDO, the US Medicine and Disease Olympiad, is America’s qualifying competition for the IMDO, the International Medicine and Disease Olympiad. The first USMDO was held in 2022 and qualified 8 students for the 2022 IMDO, almost all of whom won gold medals at the international competition. The second annual USMDO will take place on Saturday, 7/29/2023.

The USMDO consists of one online exam that tests knowledge in the following three general areas of medicine-related Biology: 1) Cell Biology and Genetics, 2) Human Physiology, 3) Human Disease. The exam contains 160 multiple-choice questions, to be finished within 2 hours. Participants have a 24-hour exam period to login and begin taking the exam. This ensures that all US students who wish to compete in the USMDO can participate, regardless of their location in the world.​

The USMDO is open to all high school students interested in human biology, medicine, health, and disease. It is a great competition for those students who are considering careers in medicine and healthcare. The competition consists of one online multiple choice exam that covers the following topics: cell biology and genetics, human physiology, and human disease.​

The first annual USMDO was held on Sunday, June 26th, 2022. Despite little promotion besides the information on this website, hundreds of students participated in the competition, demonstrating a great demand and need for this national academic competition for high school students. Medicine is among the most coveted of all professions in the US, and physicians are held in high esteem in our society. The USMDO is the perfect springboard for high school students pursuing medicine and healthcare in their future.

2022 USMDO Results

2023 USMDO Results

Total Competitors: 1235

Mean Score: 66.79

Standard Deviation: 28.13