This course is offered in the final year of the preclinical program. It is a requirement for students in the School of Medicine combined degree program (Bachelor's/ MD). An emphasis of the class is to equip students with the skills needed to assess, understand, and critically evaluate published medical research. The course begins by reviewing standard research design and common pitfalls. It then covers other relevant topics, such as methodology, ethics, online research resources, survey design, and basic data interpretation. Students work together in small groups to produce a research paper and present a poster to the campus community.