Description: Seminar/discussion, one hour; research/laboratory, three hours. Requisites: courses 202, 205A, 206A, 206B, 207, 208, 210A, 210B, 295A, Biostatistics 100A, 210A. Special topics course for doctoral students who have completed required coursework and are preparing to advance to doctoral candidacy. Discussion topics range from identifying areas of research/laboratory experiences, and engagement in planning for and evaluation of students' mentored experiences on weekly basis. Letter grading.