Welcome to the
Zero to Hero Research Accelerator 
We’ll help you get your first paper published! We made research learning Faster, Effortless, and more Fun!
You’ll learn how to do research and write your first research paper in 2 days!
Embark on a transformative journey with our intensive 2-day live workshop. We’re here to accelerate your understanding and skills in medical research, and support you every step of the way! For a full 6 months!
Who Am I? 

Hey there, if we haven’t crossed paths before, I’m Malke! 👋

The Beginning ☝️

My journey in the medical field began in Aleppo, Syria, with absolutely no background in research and not a single publication! The world of research was a mystery to me back then. But hey, we all start somewhere, right?

First real encounter 🧐

Let me take you back to my first real encounter with research. During one of my rotations as a medical student, a physician presented an opportunity that was too good to pass up – writing a case report on a unique case. Well, but I had no idea how to write one? I had to learn everything from the ground up.

The residents were gracious enough to share resources with me and my mentor guided me along the way. I put in the hours, stayed up until 2 am, and in just three days, we had our report ready to submit.

The waiting game 🧩

And then, the waiting game began. After six long months, we finally got the news – our paper was accepted! That moment was surreal, and it marked the beginning of my research journey. That first accepted paper was a significant milestone for me, the first of more than 150 that I have now!

Mayo Clinic 🏥

Once I graduated from medical school, I decided to dive deeper into the research world, and there was no better place than the Mayo Clinic, the number one hospital in the world. At Mayo, I spent a year immersing myself in the intricate labyrinth of clinical research. It was challenging in the beginning, especially with my lack of research knowledge.

To learn about research, I enrolled in numerous online courses and took advantage of Mayo Clinic’s training resources, pushing my limits to work on as many projects as I could. I worked tirelessly 60+ hour weeks, all while trying to crack the code of clinical research, with no days off and no weekends. And as they say, hard work does pay off.

MD Anderson Cancer Center 💊

But I wasn’t done yet. I moved to MD Anderson Cancer Center, keen to learn from the giants of reconstructive surgery. Two years of constant learning later, and with most of the research from Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson finally published, I now have over 150 research articles, 4000+ citations, and more than 100 presentations. Quite a journey, huh?

Final question ❓

Without a doubt, research has changed my life. It’s expanded my understanding of medicine, significantly improved my ability to critically assess research articles and high-level evidence and fostered invaluable connections within the field. These relationships were pivotal in my journey towards matching into plastic surgery residency, one of the most, if not the most, competitive specialty in the United States!

I genuinely believe that if you are serious and dedicated, mastering the art of research can also bring transformative changes to your life.

So, the question comes – Are you serious about doing research? And if yes, how can you harness the power of research?

Challenges of doing Research?

When I ask medical students and residents about their barriers to conducting research, I often hear the following responses:

"I don’t know where to start"
"I don’t have mentors"
"I don’t have access to data"
"I don’t have ideas"
"I don’t have time"
"I don’t have the funds"

And so on, with a seemingly endless list of “I don’ts…” ❌

Indeed, understanding and contributing to medical research isn’t a walk in the park! Adding to the pinnacle of medical knowledge is a complex task that can feel overwhelming. However, that’s exactly why we’ve developed this course! We aim to make learning about medical research accessible, simple, and fast – but this is only possible if you are committed and willing to invest time and effort.

To go over your challenges… 

🔬 If you’re unsure where to begin, we’ve got you covered! This course is an excellent starting point, specially designed for newbies who are new to the field of research. It equips you with the skills necessary to master clinical research.

🔍 If you lack mentors, rest assured that my team and I will provide guidance for your research project and show you how to find mentors in the research world.

💡 If you’re short on ideas, we’ll guide you on how to identify and develop research concepts.📄

📁 No access to large databases? No problem! We’ll introduce you to other research study designs that don’t require extensive databases.

Running short on time? This comprehensive workshop is designed for you! Learn how to conduct research and write your first paper in just two days!

Worried about the cost? We offer more affordable research courses starting from just $49!👈

The Zero to Hero Research Accelerator takes five years of research knowledge and distills it into a comprehensive, engaging live course. What's more, it comes with six months of mentorship and support, ensuring that you're guided at every step of your journey.

The course is a live workshop for 2 days ✌️(Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28) for around 6 hours (from 9 AM Eastern Time to 3 PM Eastern Time). Only 5 students will be enrolled!

Don’t miss out! 😲

What do we teach during this course? 
✅ You’ll receive tailored, one-on-one feedback on your research project every two to four weeks for 6 months after the session. This expert guidance will streamline your process, saving you time by clearly identifying areas for improvement in your work and avoiding fatal mistakes in your study that might lead to the rejection of your paper.

💡 You’ll learn how to start a research project, how to come up with your own research ideas, and how to evaluate good vs. bad research ideas!  Believe me, this aspect can pose the greatest challenge in research, particularly for those just starting out!

📕 You’ll receive our standard Institutional Review Board (IRB) template and have an opportunity to fill out a sample during the workshop.

❓❔You’ll build your own PICO question during the live lessons which is essential to the success of any research project.

🆎 You’ll build a variable list for a research project you would like to work on. The right selection of variables and clearly defining these variables can greatly streamline your project, saving considerable time!⏰

📝 You’ll write a full research paper, including the introduction, methods, results, and conclusion. Plus, you’ll receive valuable feedback on your work. The best way to learn is by doing, and this course ensures exactly that! You’ll be instructed on how to leverage ChatGPT to expedite and enhance your writing process.

💥 I’ll give you the valuable secrets that enabled me to maintain high productivity throughout my research journey, resulting in the publication of over 130 papers in just three years.

💬 You’ll be enrolled in a community chat group where you can ask for help and have your questions answered regarding your research project, available to you 24/7.

The detailed course curriculum is summarized below! 👇

Do you really need this course?📖

You might wonder, “Do I really need this course? Can’t I just learn about research from free resources?” Yes, it’s true, you can find plenty of free research-related resources online, including on platforms like YouTube. But the real question is – can this course save me time and money? The answer is a resounding yes!

🤔 Think about it. This course can save you a significant amount of time that you’d otherwise spend sifting through countless, scattered resources online, many of which might not be very helpful. It also prevents you from repeating the mistakes I made and the time I spent in three years of full-time dedicated research. It could even save you money, by reducing the time spent in unpaid research roles and leading to a paid research position faster.

💁‍♂️ Consider this: if you can start your job as a faculty member or an attending physician sooner due to the time saved, that equates to hundreds of thousands of dollars saved. So yes, this course comes with a price tag, but given the immense value it offers, it’s an investment in your future that will ultimately save you money!

Now, it’s time to ask yourself: Is it worth signing up for this course, considering the potential time and money I could save (and earn)? I believe the answer is Absolutely “YES” 👌

Who This Not Designed For❌

⏳ If you are not committed to dedicating the necessary time and effort to learn and implement the concepts taught in the course, it may not be the right choice for you. The workshop will be intensive with over 5 hours of engagement per day for 2 days. Staying fully engaged and focused during this period is crucial for achieving success. Learning research is a lifelong journey that requires ongoing dedication, curiosity, and continuous learning. If you are not willing to invest time and effort beyond the workshop to further develop your research skills, this course may not be the best fit for you.

👨‍🏫 If you expect to publish a paper within 2 days, this course might not be the best fit for you. While we will guide you through the process of writing a full paper within the workshop, it’s important to note that writing is a skill that develops and improves over time. Additionally, the publication process itself can be lengthy, which is ultimately determined by the journal. We cannot guarantee the timeline or outcome of the publishing process.

🤖 Although ChatGPT can facilitate the writing process, it’s essential to understand that reading and writing extensively outside the workshop will contribute to your growth as a researcher and writer.

👨‍🎓 This course may not be suitable for experienced researchers with a thorough understanding of the research process or those who have already published over 10 papers. It is primarily designed for individuals with a beginner to intermediate level understanding of research who want to progress to the next level and enhance their ability to publish papers.

In summary, this course is not suitable for students who are not committed or unwilling to invest the necessary time to learn about research.

So who is a good fit for this course? 🚀

This course is an excellent fit for individuals who are committed and enthusiastic about learning and mastering the research process. It is suitable for beginners and those with intermediate-level understanding who are not sure where to start, don’t have research mentors, don’t have ideas, but are eager to enhance their research skills, develop a strong foundation, and increase their publication output. If you are willing to invest the time, effort, and dedication required to excel in the field of research, this course is tailored to meet your needs and propel you forward in your research journey.

What is the cost of this course? 💰

👩‍⚕️ When considering the price of the course, it’s important to recognize the tremendous value it offers (think of the return on your investment ‘aka ROI’). By approaching research with a serious mindset and investing in your success, you’ll gain invaluable benefits. Not only will you save time and increase your research productivity, but you’ll also avoid costly mistakes that could hinder your chances of securing a desirable residency spot, you’ll increase your chances of matching into your dream specialty and landing your dream job as a doctor. This investment can truly transform your life.

📈 Moreover, the potential financial gains are significant. By obtaining a paid research position and potentially matching into residency earlier, the course’s value extends beyond monetary returns.

Lastly, it’s important to note that the course’s price is influenced by its exclusive format, with only five students participating in live sessions spanning 12 hours. This small-group setting allows for personalized attention and tailored guidance, ensuring a high-quality learning experience. As a result, the course price reflects this limited availability and the unique opportunity for direct interaction and support.

With all these considerations in mind, let’s now reveal the price of this transformative course.💶

Reserve Your Spot Now 👇 

Zero to Hero Research Accelerator


Access to our 2-day live workshop (max of 5 students per cohort), during which you will:

✅ Generate and propose your own research ideas , and I will provide evaluation and feedback to refine them. 💡

✅ Complete a sample Institutional Review Board (IRB) application form 📝, gaining practical experience in the process.

✅ Develop a PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) question 🙋‍♂️ and analyze PICO questions from published studies.

✅ Create a comprehensive variable list and define each variable for your study, ensuring clarity and precision.🔢

✅ Write a complete manuscript, including the introduction, methods, results, and conclusion, receiving guidance and feedback 🟢 along the way.

✅ Evaluate a full research article, enhancing your critical appraisal skills.💁

✅ Receive grades📊 for each task and feedback for your research article, helping you gauge your progress and understanding.

✅ Participate in Q&A sessions to address any questions or concerns you may have.🤚

✅ Obtain a verifiable certificate upon completion, which you can proudly showcase on platforms like LinkedIn and social media.🙏

Zero to Hero Research Accelerator + Plus 


Everything included in the Zero to Hero Research Accelerator + the following:

✅ Tailored, one-on-one feedback on your research project every two to four weeks for 6 months 📆 after the workshop (value $1500).

✅ Access to a community chat group 💬 available 24/7 for questions and support regarding your research project for 6 months after the workshop (value $999).

✅ Gain 6 months of access to our dedicated support email, ensuring that no question or concern about your research project goes unanswered.📧

✅Monthly Q&As with Malke: Get access to exclusive monthly Q&A sessions with Malke for a duration of 6 months. These sessions provide a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights, guidance, and personalized support directly from Malke, enhancing your research journey (value $3600).📚

Bonus #1 : Free CV Template

As part of the course, you will receive a complimentary CV template that you can use to create a professional and impactful curriculum vitae for your research endeavors. This resource will help you present your skills, experience, and achievements in a clear and organized manner, maximizing your chances of success in the academic and research fields (value $99).

Bonus #2: Free Email Template

As a bonus, we provide you with a ready-to-use email template that you can utilize to reach out to potential research positions. This template is designed to help you effectively communicate your interest, qualifications, and availability to prospective research mentors or institutions. It will save you time and effort in crafting your outreach emails, increasing your chances of securing valuable research opportunities (value $99).

Bonus #3 : Access to our Research Course

As part of the course, you will receive a complimentary CV template that you can use to create a professional and impactful curriculum vitae for your research endeavors. This resource will help you present your skills, experience, and achievements in a clear and organized manner, maximizing your chances of success in the academic and research fields (value $99).

Bonus #4 : Access to our Statistics Course

This course is specifically designed to provide you with a solid understanding of statistical concepts and analysis techniques commonly used in research. Whether you're new to statistics or looking to refresh your knowledge, this recorded course will equip you with the skills needed to effectively analyze and interpret data for your research projects (value $250). You can find more information about this course here We recommend you watch this course after the completion of the workshop.

Bonus #5 : Access to our course on Finding Research Positions

This recorded course is designed to provide you with practical strategies and techniques for securing research opportunities. You'll learn effective ways to find potential research positions, identify reputable mentors, and be a competitive research applicant (value $49).

Bonus #6: Access to our Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Course:

This recorded course dives deep into the principles and methods of conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses, which are crucial skills in evidence-based research. You'll learn step-by-step processes for formulating research questions, conducting literature searches, assessing study quality, extracting data, performing meta-analysis, and writing the manuscript for your systematic review. We recommend you watch this course after the completion of the workshop (value $699).

Not sure if this program is the right fit for you? 

We understand that making a decision like this can be challenging. That’s why we offer a complimentary one-on-one Zoom call with our team. During this call, we can discuss your goals, answer any questions you may have, and determine if the Accelerator aligns with your needs.

🤙 Simply book a free 15 min 1:1 Zoom call with us and let’s explore the possibilities together.

What to expect?🤔

Step 1 ✍️

After you register, you will send us your CV. We will then schedule a brief phone conversation with you to discuss your goals and ensure that our course is a good fit for you.

Step 2 🔑

If we determine that our course aligns well with your objectives, we will approve your application and provide you with access to the live workshop. The workshop will be conducted via Zoom and will span over two days, Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28. Each day, the workshop will run for approximately 6 hours, starting at 9 AM Eastern Time and concluding at 3 PM Eastern Time.

Step 3 💬

Upon completion of the workshop, participants who have enrolled in the Accelerator Plus program will gain access to our support package (the feedback, the community chat group, the dedicated support email).



For the full detailed course curriculum, click the download arrow.
Lesson 1: How to Start a Research Project?

This lesson will discuss the preliminary stages of building a research project, including the following topics:

  • What are the different study designs?
  • What is a research question?
  • How to evaluate research ideas?
  • How To Find Research Ideas?
  • How To Perform A Quick Literature Review?
  • How To Perform A Detailed Literature Review?
  • What Is The IRB?
  • How to submit an IRB?

Total video length without quizzes and exercises: 1 h 50 min

Lesson 2: Variables and Data

This lesson will focus on how to build a variable list for your research project and what you need to do prior to collecting data, including the following topics:

  • Finding the patients
  • Identifying the variable list
  • Choosing the definitions
  • Identifying the team
  • Identifying the tasks
  • Identifying authorship
  • Collecting the data

Total video length without quizzes and exercises: 1 h 35 min

Lesson 3: Data is Complete, Now What?

This lesson will discuss how to prepare and interpret your data, including the following topics

  • Cleaning the data
  • How to make the job of your statistician easier?
  • Interpreting categorical data
  • Interpreting continuous data

Total video length without quizzes and exercises: 40 min

Lesson 4: Manuscript Writing: Before You Start Writing

Manuscript writing does not have to be daunting. This lesson will go over strategies to help you plan and optimize the manuscript writing process.

Total video length without quizzes and exercises: 18 min

Lesson 5: Manuscript Writing | Introduction

This lesson will discuss the details of how to write the introduction section of the manuscript, including the following topics:

  • The outline
  • Examples of well-written and poorly written introductions
  • Efficiency in writing
  • An example of how to start with a draft and the subsequent changes made
  • Verb tense
  • The gap in knowledge
  • The study hypothesis
  • Linking words
  • Reference managers
  • Plagiarism and grammar checks

Total video length without quizzes and exercises: 1 h 6 min

Lesson 6: Manuscript writing | Methods

This lesson will discuss how to write the methods section of the research paper, including the following topics:

  • What to include in the methods section
  • Tips for writing the methods
  • The statistical analysis paragraph of the methods
  • Discussion of the methods section using 4 study examples

Total video length without quizzes and exercises: 47 min

Lesson 7: Manuscript writing | Results

This lesson will discuss the details of how to write the results section of the research paper, including the following topics:

  • How to create your tables
  • Discussion of tables using study examples
  • Figures (bar graphs, box plots, Kaplan-Meier curves)
  • What to include in the results section
  • Tips for writing the results section
  • Discussion of the results section using two study examples
  • Commonly used verbs and phrases in the results section

Total video length without quizzes and exercises: 54 min

Lesson 8: Manuscript writing | Discussion

This lesson will discuss how to write the discussion section of the research paper, including the following topics:

  • The structure of the discussion section and tips for writing an effective discussion.
  • The opening paragraph
  • Comparison to prior literature (similarities and differences)
  • Summarizing prior studies
  • Paraphrasing
  • Interpretation of your study results
  • Implications of your research findings
  • Limitations of your study
  • Future directions
  • Study conclusion
  • Discussion of the above-mentioned points using several study examples

Total video length without quizzes and exercises: 1 h 38 min

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The Comprehensive Research course is true to its name; a detailed and complete guide to turn an idea into a publication. It is worth the investment for someone without a research background aiming to learn the basics. I found Dr Assad to be clear and concise. I really liked the fact that he talks about the tiny details that are so important but often overlooked. I would 100% recommend this course.

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Asked Questions

When will the course take place?

The course is a live workshop for 2 days (Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28) for around 6 hours (from 9 AM Eastern Time to 3 PM Eastern Time). The workshop will take place over zoom.

Will the course be recorded?

This course is not recorded because we believe in the power of real-time interaction and personalized learning experiences. By offering live sessions, we can actively engage with participants, address their specific questions and concerns, and provide immediate feedback. This creates a dynamic and interactive environment where participants can actively participate, collaborate, and learn from one another. Furthermore, this approach allows us to tailor the content and discussions based on the needs and progress of the participants, ensuring a more personalized and impactful learning experience.

Do you offer refunds?

We do not offer refunds for this course because it provides valuable and comprehensive content, mentorship, and support that cannot be returned or revoked once accessed. We are committed to delivering high-quality material and investing our time and expertise to ensure your success. By enrolling in this course, you are making a commitment to your own growth and development as a researcher. Rest assured that we will be there every step of the way to provide guidance and support throughout the course duration.

What areas of research are NOT covered in this course?

This course does not delve into statistical analyses, systematic reviews, basic/translational science, or qualitative research in depth. However, you will get free access to the statistical analysis and systematic reviews courses as bonuses when you sign up.

Will I get any publications from this course?

While this research course aims to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research and ultimately publish a paper, it cannot guarantee specific publications. The course provides valuable guidance on research methodology, study design, academic writing, and other essential aspects of the research process, increasing your chances of producing high-quality research work. However, the publication of research papers depends on various factors, including the nature of your research, the quality of your work, the journal’s selection process, and external factors beyond the scope of the course. The course aims to empower you with the tools and knowledge needed to pursue research and increase your likelihood of successful publication, but the actual outcome will depend on your individual efforts and the specific circumstances surrounding your research project.



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