Study Resources

The content covered on the Open Round exam and Final Round exam are as follows:

Topic Open Round Final Round
Probability theory ✓ (Approx 5 questions)
Statistical theory ✓ (Approx 10 questions
Probability in biomedical context ✓ (Approx 4 questions) ✓ (Approx 10 questions)
Biostatistics ✓ (Approx 7 questions) ✓ (Approx 25 questions)
Machine learning for human health ✓ (Approx 4 questions) ✓ (Approx 10 questions)

To learn more about probability — from its theoretical foundations to biomedical applications — the following resources may be helpful:

  • https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/xa88397b6:probability
  • https://stanford.edu/~shervine/teaching/cs-229/refresher-probabilities-statistics
  • https://www.khanacademy.org/science/ap-biology/heredity/mendelian-genetics-ap/a/probabilities-in-genetics

To learn more about statistics — from its theoretical foundations to biomedical applications — the following resources may be helpful:

  • https://www.albert.io/blog/ap-statistics-review/
  • https://people.richland.edu/james/lecture/m170/

To learn more about machine learning, the following resources may be helpful:

  • https://developers.google.com/machine-learning/crash-course/ml-intro
  • https://www.dgp.toronto.edu/~hertzman/411notes.pdf

All topics in probability, statistics, and machine learning are fair game for the Open Round and Final Round exams, so a good study strategy emphasized both depth and breadth.