Professor Rimoin is very passionate about teaching this class, and she is clearly knowledgeable about the subject matter and real-life applications seeing as she is very heavily involved in public health research. However, going to class is not a very good use of time. She basically reads off the lecture slides and goes on long digressions. I stopped going to class after the first week, and I realized that going to the TA sections was much more useful if you want to do well in this class. Jennie was really helpful and was very knowledgeable about the material, and did he absolute best to always help us out during office hours and over email. She is probably one of the best TA's I have had at UCLA. With that being said, the midterms and final were all very doable. I scored 96 on the first one and I think 98 on the second one. However, both midterms had very high averages (84 and 88 I think). The class is not curved, but if you just score above 90s for the tests, you will do fine. The best way to study for the midterms and finals is to actually buy the Gordis book (which many people did not) and just read it before the test. Also, make sure you look over the worksheets and homeworks that the TA's post online, and you will pretty much be set for the class. This class is actually quite applicable, more than it may seem when you are taking it. I had to do a presentation on a stroke topic and I realized so many potential errors and assumptions made by the researchers that I would have not known had I not taken this class. This is one of those classes that really opens your eyes towards designing and analyzing clinical research studies-- which was what Professor Rimoin wanted us to take away from the course. Overall, this is a great class to take and I recommend it.