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The Competition

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2021 Dates

  • Informational meeting with Beckman Biology Olympiad:​4/1/2021 2:30 PM

  • Competition date: 7/31/2021 and 8/1/2021 (online)

About the Competition

IMDO, the International Medicine Olympiad, is a TEAM international biology competition that strives to bring together the best high school biology students from around the world for a friendly but intense competition in the spirit of the Olympic Games. IMDO tests competitors’ knowledge in medicine-related fields of biology, namely molecular and cell biology and human physiology, as well as human disease. The competition itself is divided into two parts: an individual competition consisting of a series of multiple-choice exams, and a team competition in the format of the Science Bowl. Both top-performing teams and individuals will be awarded trophies and medals and be recognized as among the best in the world. The goals of IMDO are to stimulate a desire to learn more about the workings of the cell and the human body among today’s youth, to inspire these youth to care more about their fellow human beings through the studying of the diseases that afflict humanity and cause human suffering, and to encourage these youth to pursue careers in medicine, healthcare, and biomedical research.

The competition usually takes place in the summer.

More details for the 2022 competition will be released soon!



2021 Winners

LeAnn Tai: Gold Medal

Devon Chang: Silver Medal

Anh-Thai Le: Bronze Medal


Beckman Biology Olympiad competed at the 2021 IMDO! Over 500 students participated wordwide.

2020 Winners

LeAnn Tai: Gold Medal, 2nd Place Champion

Anh-Thai Le: Bronze Medal

Cody Gee, Coco Li: Honorable Mention

Team: 5th Place Quarterfinalist Team

Beckman IMDO LeAnn Tai

Beckman Biology Olympiad competed at the 2020 IMDO!



Contact participating teams by email to receive more information on how to join our teams.

Participating teams of OC Biology:

  Beckman Biology Olympiad -

  (not accepting new team members for the 2021 competition as of May 2021)

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