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Doctor's DilemmaSM

Also known as Medical Jeopardy, ACP Doctor's Dilemma is held each year at the scientific Internal Medicine Meeting. Up to 50 teams of residents from around the world compete for the title of national champion. The same style questions used in the competition are now available in an online game.

Play Mobile

Getting Started

To play, all you'll need is a smartphone. We designed this product to be played on your mobile device along with an active internet connection.

On Your Mobile Devices Using an Internet Connection

To open the game, visit ddm.acponline.org on your mobile web browser.

On Your Computer

Play now at ddm.acponline.org

How do I begin?

Each game has 15 questions (3 categories of 5 questions). A game is named by its 3 categories and the date of release (e.g., 07/2007: Allergy, Ethics, Pregnancy). Click the name to begin.

We'll be adding a new quiz each month, so return often and test yourself in 3 new categories.

How do I play the game?

The game will open with 3 columns. Each column has the category name abbreviation at the top, with 5 numbers ranging from 10 to 50 beneath it. Clicking on a number will take you to a question relating to that category. The numbers correspond to the question's point value. Higher valued questions are typically more difficult than lower numbered questions. Once you reach the question page, read the question and decide on an answer, then click the "show answer" button to display the correct answer. If your answer matches, click "I was correct." If your answer differs, click "I was incorrect." Clicking correct or incorrect will return you to the main menu.

Play Live

The annual ACP Doctor’s Dilemma Competition is a hallmark program for the College. Held each year at the annual Internal Medicine Meeting, it brings together some of the brightest residents from around the world in a friendly, but highly competitive, environment. The competition tests the medical knowledge of up to 50 teams, each representing an ACP chapter. After three days of competition, the winning team is awarded the coveted "Osler Cup" and is granted a place in ACP history.

To participate in the competition, a team must be nominated by their local ACP chapter. Teams are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all of the slots are filled. All team members must be active ACP Resident/Fellow Members.

Previous ACP Doctor's Dilemma Champions
  • 2015 Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • 2014 Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • 2013 Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • 2012 Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • 2011 Rush University
  • 2010 Northwestern University
  • 2009 Northwestern University
  • 2008 Southern Illinois University
  • 2007 Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • 2006 The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
  • 2005 Northwestern University
  • 2004 The University of Texas Medical Branch
  • 2003 The University of Texas Medical Branch
  • 2002 The University of Texas Medical Branch
  • 2001 Allegheny General Hospital
  • 2000 The Mayo Clinic
  • 1999 University of Connecticut Health Center
  • 1998 Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • 1997 Albert Einstein Medical Center

For more information about ACP Doctor's Dilemma, or for recommendations on software and buzzer systems, please contact ACP Membership Development at mbrdev@acponline.org.

Doctor’s Dilemma at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2016

The 2016 ACP Doctor’s Dilemma Competition, which will take place during the Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 in Washington, DC, from May 5-7, 2016.

Request for Volunteers

If you are attending ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2016, please consider volunteering to serve in one of the following roles:

To learn more about the requirements for each position and the dates/times needed, simply click on the links above. Please note that those with direct relationships to participating teams are not eligible for certain volunteer roles. See each role description for more information.

To volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Participation Form.

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