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Testimonies

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

 

" The Online Catalyst Workshop was a career-changing experience for me. The course opened the doors to a whole new world of possibilities and equipped me with all the necessary tools to conduct observational studies using the NIS. Dr. Georgi’s teaching style was exceptional, particularly when it came to explaining complex statistical concepts behind the commands. He had a remarkable ability to present these ideas elegantly and in a simple manner, making it easier to grasp the material effectively. One aspect that stood out for me was the valuable insights provided by Dr. Georgi in several videos where he discussed the types of studies that might not be suitable for certain databases. He always emphasized the importance of producing appropriate and reliable scientific results, which was truly inspiring. Taking this course has been one of the best investments of my professional career. " 
Jose Luis Lopez, MD - University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

"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


"Dear Marc,
I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for the invaluable experience provided by the online catalyst and Advanced Catalyst workshops. These sessions have been instrumental in enhancing my CV and in advancing my career. Their direct impact has led to the acceptance of my abstracts at prestigious conferences and the publication of my papers. Consequently, I successfully matched my preferred fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care."
Garry Francis Morel , MD- SLU Care

"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

"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, MD  - University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Sincere thanks to Marc Georgi for making such huge efforts to teach us about the research basics in the Online Catalyst Workshop. Marc is an amazing teacher and I have learned a lot from the videos. Marc makes sure to clear each concept before moving to the next video. Each module is designed very thoughtfully and all the pieces come together at the end. I highly recommend this workshop to everyone." 

Mirza Baig, MD - Asante Three Rivers 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

" 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

" 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 

"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 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

" 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 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

" 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

"I came to know about the Online Catalyst Workshop late in my training. After joining the course, research concepts became clear as water. I was able to interpret research articles, understand large database analysis research, and confidently execute my own research. "

 Shobhit Piplani, MD - Jacobi Medical Center/North Central Bronx. Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

NYC Health and Hospitals

" I want to thank you for all your teaching that you provided in the Online Catalyst Workshop. With that knowledge, I could produce and publish more than 15 abstracts within my first year of the internal medicine residency. I am truly grateful for everything. "

Rohan Gajjar, MBBS - John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Research Collaborator, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your invaluable contribution to enabling research through the Online Catalyst Workshop and your dedication and contribution to the field. I am truly thankful for the knowledge and skills I acquired, which have facilitated several successful research publications. Your work has had a profound impact on aspiring researchers like myself. "

 Dr. Fidelis Esosa - University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin city Nigeria

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

 Abdul Rahman Akkawi, MD - Kansas University School of Medicine

"The Online Catalyst Workshop is incredible. The videos are very detailed and explain everything from scratch. Will benefit anyone who has zero knowledge on research to begin with. It is very impressive how the workshop focuses on bringing out legit research work"

Divya solipuram, MD  - Nassau University Medical Center

"I think the Online Catalyst Workshop is an excellent course for someone who is looking to start their journey to conducting research. I appreciate the detailed step by step instructions in the videos. I think anyone who does the course will have the tools to do database-oriented research. I have recommended it to others. Also, the customer service is prompt and very helpful. "

 Gopala Koneru, MBBS - The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

"I have taken the Online Catalyst Workshop and have enjoyed and benefited from it. This was the basis for further understanding and learning about the STATA software (completely from scratch). I had the feeling I had been given a treasure, and I felt that it was a blessing from God. I would say that Marc is one of the most influential teachers I have never met.  I have carried out research work and I currently have completed two SCI papers either in press or just accepted."

Wei Chen, MD  - West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

The Online Catalyst Workshop is an excellent package to start doing research projects with large databases. Best part is we get to know things from scratch and it’s extremely helpful for beginners and the rest alike. All elements are beautifully covered.  The supplemental workshop material provided is amazing and helps trouble shoot common problems encountered during statistical analysis. 

Marc Georgi is exceptional. I highly recommend this workshop. It’s fully worth and a go to resort for someone looking to learn and start publishing research on their own. "

 Divya Solipuram, MD - Nassau University Medical Center

"I write to express my utmost gratitude for the Online Catalyst Workshop. Dr. Georgi’s explanations were very clear and help build concepts from scratch to building my very own research project. I have already produced relevant abstracts based off the material. I look forward to the advanced workshop. Thanks to the catalyst team!"

Walter Agyeman, MD  - Piedmont Athens Regional 

The Online Catalyst Workshop was absolutely fantastic and I am so excited to get started working on my own projects! Everything was simplified and taught to us in a way that even someone like me with no prior computer science background was able to understand. I feel very empowered with this knowledge and truly hope I can use these skills towards making my dream of becoming a hematologist-oncologist, a reality. "

 Kalaivani Babu, MD - Allegheny General Hospital

Thanks to the Online Catalyst Workshop and the Advanced Catalyst Workshop that improved my CV, I matched to Hematology/Oncology fellowship in a top university program despite being on a H-1 visa."

Vaishali Deenadayalan, MD  - John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County 

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