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The following are reviews from previous participants in the Online Catalyst Workshop: 


"Since attending the Online Catalyst Workshop, I have published three manuscripts and submitted 11 abstracts to American College of Gastroenterology, where I won a presidential poster award as well as the American College of Gastroenterology Gender-Based Research award. This would not have been possible without the online Catalyst Workshop. I highly recommend it."

Aalam Sohal, MD - Liver Institute Northwest

" The Online Catalyst Workshop is an amazing course. I have enjoyed it so much. I have been looking for a course like this for months now and finally found exactly what I need! " 
Abdelkader Chaar, MD- Yale School of Medicine

"The Online Catalyst Workshop is amazing. The content and Videos are simply impressive. I highly recommend the workshop to anyone intersted in becoming involved in research"

Ahmed M Altibi, MD - Harvard School of Public Health

"This is an amazing online course. I spent endless time before the workshop trying to get a research project going. I started working on a project as soon as I finished watching the videos.  Absolutely worth the effort and commitment" 
Don Matthew, MD- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

"I attended both the in-person workshop and the Online Catalyst Workshop. The Online Catalyst Workshop not only has more material than the in-person workshop, but it is also more enjoyable since it is streamable on demand. The workshop literally changed my life! It is hands down the best activity I attended in my training." Paul Kroner, MD - Mayo Clinic Florida

"I give the course 5 stars. Marc Georgi really explains everything from scratch with the right amount of detail. Large database analysis is definitely an extremely useful skillset to have and this course can set you on the right path to perform those research projects.  Would highly recommend!"

Satyam Krishan, MD - University of Oklahoma Medical Center

"I really appreciate you creating the workshop. It is an invaluable asset for people interested in research. I will be sharing this workshop with my colleagues. Great work!!"

Hamid Ullah, MD - Charleston Area Medical Center

"This is an absolutely amazing course, especially for residents and fellows who have time constraints. I recommend this course to everyone who wants to learn and become confident in analyzing NIS and publish independent research."

Siddharth Agarwal MBBS, University of Oklahoma Medical Center

"I couldn't have asked for a more comprehensive yet succinct understanding of STATA, NIS and NEDS. I profusely thank Marc for making this happen and giving me hope at research and keeping my dreams afloat. Many thanks to my Catalyst community."

Aditya S Iyer MD, Washington hospital center/Georgetown university

"The catalyst course is a wonderful and powerful tool that can propel your research abilities to new heights. Not only will you learn how to utilize the HCUP data and use STATA, but you will also know how to understand the intricacies of data analysis and research. This course is a must for every resident wanting to publish meaningful data but lacking the tools and guidance to do so. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants succeed in their career and strive to match into competitive residencies and fellowships."

Amer Muhyieddeen University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

" To put it simply: I match for a fellowship position in cardiology. It would not have been possible without the Catalyst Workshop. Thank you so much Marc for this fantastic workshop "


Neel Patel, MD - Interfaith Medical Center 

" Marc is great as a presenter and delivers the material crystal clear. I loved all the theory and hands-on videos as well as the resources given. The whole workshop is easy to follow, amazing and insightful. I highly recommend it"  "


Ahmed Albayomy MD - University of Wisconsin

" I found the workshop extremely helpful. Being a fellow in a clinically oriented program makes it hard to find time to dedicate to research. The workshop helped me immensely in  focusing on producing high quality research in my free time. Seeing a diverse pathology at work gives me a lot of ideas and I am looking forward to executing my own research projects in the future. Thank-you!  "


Janak Bahirwani, MD - St Luke's University Hospital 

" It's been several years since I have used HCUP data. I found this course to be a great refresher for me, providing practical information on how to manage this large dataset effectively and efficiently. It was a nice mix of theoretical and practical information. and insightful. I highly recommend it"

Linda Kimsey DrPH - Program Director, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University

"The online workshop is perfect for learners with constrained schedules. It presents the essential knowledge needed to begin publishing and provides valuable expertise for experienced researchers. If you desire to be published but do not know where to start - here it is."

 Joseph Heaton, MD MBA MBS - Brooklyn Hospital Center

" Great course! Super high yield. It takes about 13-17 hours to get through it. I was easily able to execute the course work right after. Marc answers most questions you’d have during the course and the support after the course through ThinkBig forum is great too. Great course for those who have limited research opportunities to independently boost output" .

Gaurav Mohan, MBBS Rutgers-Monmouth Medical Center

"Thank you so much for the Online Catalyst Workshop. The course was extremely helpful and I recently got my first paper accepted in a major cardiology journal within 3 months of finishing the workshop!"

 Mahmoud Ismayl, MD - Creighton University School of Medicine

" To say the least, I’m very impressed by the amount of work Dr Georgi has put into the Online Catalyst workshop. Absolutely phenomenal. He explains everything in very simple detail.  He starts with you from scratch and by the time you are done, you’ll be fascinated by how much you learned and the potential of how much you can do. You don’t need any research experience to start the course. What I also appreciated about the course is that Dr Georgi shares his perspective as a reviewer so that by the end of the course you not only can start your own projects, but also critique other publications. I absolutely recommend this course to anyone interested in doing research and have already shared my experience with a number of colleagues who started it"

Magdi Zordok, MD - Catholic Medical Center

"The Online Catalyst Workshop is very educational and helpful course!"

 Abdul Rahman Akkawi, MD - Kansas University School of Medicine

" The online Catalyst Workshop is amazing and inspiring! Marc is a great teacher and demonstrates the large database research and STATA basics in a simple, organized, and clear way. This is a super high-yield course and I highly recommend it to everyone who is interested in research. 

Rui Song, MD  - Jefferson Health Abington Hospital

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