This course is a four week intensive module with two major focuses. The first is for students to progress through the early stages of planning their doctoral project and begin structuring and writing their doctoral manuscript. Students compose an Internal Review Board (IRB) appropriate proposal of their project, and begin writing the Introduction, Literature Review, and Methods sections of their doctoral manuscripts. Both are handed in at the end of the course. In addition, students present a 15-minute summary of their projects to the class. The second major focus of the class is for students to learn to apply principles of biostatistics and research design to clinical contexts. Mock and real data sets are given to students who determine appropriate statistical techniques to use to answer sets of questions. This process helps students build upon skills learned in BIOST 5001 Introduction to Biostatistics.