Systematic Review and Meta Analysis Live Course

Publish Your Systematic Review with our 7 Week  live interactive course

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What does the Systematic Review
Course include?

You will be able to evaluate systematic review ideas, screen studies and abstracts, and find your own ideas

You will learn the skills required to write a complete manuscript (introduction, methods, results, discussion).

You’ll learn how to build a variable list and to collect and interpret data for your systematic review. Additionally, we’ll teach you to how to perform a meta-analysis

You will learn the secrets on how to efficiently and effectively get your first systematic review published

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Next Cohort Starts on May 20th.


Step 1
Register for the course now and reserve your seat in the live sessions.
Step 2
Attend the weekly live virtual sessions. Each one hour session will review a specific topic (curriculum summarized below) with interactive exercises and quizzes. At the end of each session, we will answer any questions you have. You will also be given assignments to work on between the live sessions.
Step 3

After course completion, you will have access to the recorded live sessions.



Lesson 1: How to Start a Systematic Review

The first lesson will discuss the early stages of building a systematic review, including answers to the following questions:

• What are the differences between a literature review, a systematic review and a meta-analysis?
• How do I know if my systematic review idea is feasible?
• What is a PICO question?
• What are the steps to create a search strategy?
• Where do I search for studies?
• How do I find research ideas?
• Examples and exercises

Lesson 2: Inclusion and Exclusion

The second lesson will go over how to formulate your inclusion and exclusion criteria before you begin sorting through your studies. The lesson will help answer the following questions:

• What is the definition of inclusion and exclusion criteria?
• How do I create a study selection criterion?
• What are common selection criteria?
• Where do I start to generate my search?
• How do I screen my studies?
• Examples and exercises

Lesson 3: Variable Selection

The third lesson will cover how to choose your variables for data abstraction. The following points will be discussed:

  • Common variables that are used in all studies
  • Methods to create your variable list, including different sources
  • Examples and exercises in which you will build a variable list for studies
Lesson 4: Data Collection

This lesson will go over effective methods for data collection and what type of data can be collected. The following points will be discussed:

  • Consistency in data collected, including mean + standard deviation vs. frequency + percent
  • How to keep your data clean
  • Steps in making your life easier for data analysis
  • Methodically collecting data to streamline analysis
  • Examples and exercises in which you will extract data from studies
Lesson 5: Conducting Analysis

This is the meat of your systematic review; this will define the value of your systematic review/meta-analysis. The purpose of this lesson is to explain how to easily analyze your data. The following points will be discussed:

• The differences in odds ratio and mean difference
• How to clean up your data to export into a statistical software
• Different statistical programs you can use for analysis
• Examples and exercises on how to perform meta-analysis using statistical programs with categorical and continuous variables

Lesson 6: Assessing Risk of Bias

Importantly, each study included in a meta-analysis may have a different study design than another. Therefore, authors may want to evaluate each study’s risk of bias so that the pooled results may be interpreted with caution. The following points are discussed:

• Effectively utilize the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale to assess risk of bias for observational studies
• How to evaluate risk of bias for clinical trials
• What is the GRADE assessment for pooled results?

Lesson 7: Manuscript Writing

Many find manuscript writing the most challenging part of research projects. The purpose of this lesson is to make manuscript writing ridiculously simple and turn it into the most enjoyable part of the research journey. We will cover how to write a manuscript’s introduction, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion in addition to examples and exercises you will be working on

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Course Instructor

Our course instructor is a current Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published over 40 articles, of which 20 are Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis in top journals across various specialties such as general surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, urology among others.
He graduated from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico, where he led the surgical outcomes research division for a year before joining MGH. He has continued to led international research collaborations across various disciplines while mentoring young researchers and medical students, teaching them the principles of research. He is thrilled to share his extensive research experience with you and help you achieve your research goals

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, David is very knowledgeable and it clearly shows. He has so many tips and tricks that only someone with deep experience in doing systematic reviews or meta-analysis will know. I love the fact that he would give us concrete examples based on papers that he already wrote. He was also very kind and very responsive to any questions we had during and between the sessions.

Ahmed Harb

The Match Guy’s course on systematic reviews and meta-analysis are comprehensive and well-structured. The instructors are knowledgeable and approachable, and the course materials are easy to follow with a good balance of theory and practical exercises.


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Kevin Yin

I’m a 2nd-year medical student from Sri Lanka. As a medical student, it is very difficult to gain such knowledge about how to conduct a research project. So this course is very useful for my future research career. I hope to take statistical analysis course along with this. Thank you very much for developing a research course like this.
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I registered for the course. When do I receive my access to the course content?

This course is conducted live through weekly virtual sessions. The recordings from these sessions will be provided after the course is completed. The live sessions will begin mid-January. Details regarding exact date and time will be provided beginning of January.

When will the live sessions take place?

The once weekly live sessions will begin mid-January for total of 7 weeks. Details regarding exact date and time will be provided at the beginning of January. Timing of the sessions will probably be evenings Eastern time. If you are not available to join the session, you will have access to the recording of the live event.

Do you have any free preview lessons so I can check out the course before I make the purchase

Since this is a live course, no recorded sessions exist for now.

Do you offer refunds?

My goal is to help you be the best researcher that you can be. If you feel that the course is not helping you, We offer a 100% money back guarantee on all our courses.

Refund Policy: We will give you a full refund if you cancel within 3 days / 72 hours of receiving course access and have completed less than 20% of the course, but once the first session starts, no refunds are available.

Do you offer any certificates for course completion?

Certificates are available for free. To get the certificate, you must have completed the whole course and have >75% average on the course quizzes. This certificate is not coming from an academic institution and serves just to confirm that you finished the course and passed the quizzes.  

Are there any materials included in this course other than the videos of each lesson?

Yes. You will have access to the assignments and articles included in this course.

I don't have a good understanding of systematic reviews. Will I be able to comprehend the course content?

Yes. This course is designed to help you learn about systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and take your research project from an idea to publication, even if you don’t have a good background in systematic reviews. 

Will I get any publications from this course?

The purpose of this course is to give you the skills necessary to conduct systematic reviews and publish research articles. During the course, we will work with students who have ideas for systematic reviews and guide them as part of students’ examples. However, we do not sponsor any publications as part of this course, nor can we guarantee that your work will be published in a journal.

Does this course cover How to find Research Positions?

This topic is covered in depth in a separate product How to find Research Positions in the US consisting of live and interactive sessions + immediate access to the recordings of the previous sessions, you can sign up for that here. 


This in-depth course will teach you how to take a research project from idea to publication.
This course teaches you how to independently do your own statistical analysis for research projects.
How to find Research Positions
This course will demonstrate how to find research positions in the US!

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