MedCube is an educational provider that delivers high-quality, multi-faceted medical programs through seminars, lectures and online content.

We aim to equip junior doctors, medical students and allied health professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the modern medical environment. Our team consists of five academically focused physicians with a long-history of achievement in clinical and academic medicine.

Between our team we have over 100 scientific publications, 800+ citations, 3 PhDs, 3 masters research degrees and 8 bachelor degrees. Our team have won several research prizes, scholarships and national grants.


Dr. Adam Brown

BSc (Hons) MB BChir PhD MRCP

Dr. Nitesh Nerlekar

MBBS (Hons) MPH PhD (Cand.) FRACP

Dr. Abdul Ihdayhid

MBBS (Hons) PhD (Cand.) FRACP

Dr. Jason Nogic

BSc BEd MBBS MMed (ClinEpi) (Cand.)

Dr. Rahul Muthalaly





Saturday and Sunday, 16 – 17 March, 2019


AMREP Centre – 89 Commercial Road, Melbourne


Full Registration: $415.00

Early Bird: $315.00

Single Day: $250.00


  • 08.30 – 09.00     Registration and Coffee 

    09.00 – 09.15      Welcome and Course Introduction

    09.15 – 09.45      Medical Research – Do I need it?

    09.45 – 10.30      Choosing the Perfect Project and Supervisor

    10.30 – 10.50       Tea and Coffee 

    10.45 – 11.15       Performing a Literature Review

    11.15 – 11.45       Research Methodology and Study Design

    11.45 – 12.30       Navigating the Ethics Submission Process

    12.30 – 13.00       Managing My Research Data

    13.00 – 14.00       Lunch (Provided)

    14.00 – 14.30       Stats for Beginners – Data Distribution & Normality

    14.30 – 15.15       Comparing Data between Groups

    15.15 – 16.00       Correlation Statistics

    16.00 – 16.30       Interpreting Regression and Survival Analysis

    16.30 – 17.00       How Do I Calculate the Sample Size for My Study?

    17.00 – 19.00       Networking and Drinks 

  • 09.00 – 09.15     Welcome and Introduction to Day Two 

    09.15 – 09.45      Writing an Award Winning Abstract 

    09.45 – 10.15       Preparing an Engaging Conference Poster 

    10.15 – 10.45       Delivering an Oral Scientific Presentation 

    10.45 – 11.00       Tea and Coffee 

    11.00 – 11.30       Writing My First Manuscript: Intro & Methods 

    11.30 – 12.15       Writing My First Manuscript: Results 

    12.15 – 13.00       Writing My First Manuscript: Discussion 

    13.00 – 14.00      Lunch 

    14.00 – 14.30      Medical Publishing – Peer Review and Response 

    14.30 – 15.00      The Case Report – Friend or Foe? 

    15.00 – 15.30      Tea and Coffee 

    15.30 – 16.00      Where Do I go From Here – First Steps in Research? 

    16.00 – 16.30      Panel Question and Answers 


In an ever increasingly competitive environment for specialist training programs, research skills and publications are now more vital than ever. This intensive 2 day course is specifically designed to provide you with the skills to get started in medical research and guide you towards publishing your work in a peer reviewed journal.

Content Covered

How to select a successful project, balancing research and clinical work, ethics submission and navigation, how to write a manuscript – from introduction to conclusion, medical stats made easy – which test to use and why, how to prepare a poster or conference presentation and much more!

Target Audience

1. Medical students
2. Interns and residents
3. Medical/Surgical trainees
3. Clinician higher degree students
4. Health science students


1. Faculty of academic clinicians at various career stages
2. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
3. Networking opportunity at included social event
4. Course notes, folder and digital templates
5. Certificate of completion / attendance


  • " I initially found research daunting. However, during my Honours research year Drs Adam Brown and Nitesh Nerlekar's research skills were immediatley apparent. They helped me determine the right clinical questions, how to answer it and then how to present our findings. Their practical knowledge, mentorship and teaching ensured that I was well supported and realistic in my goals. This course provides a unique opportunity to gain practical insight and research skills from those at the coalface."

    Winner 2017 - Stephen Holdsworth Prize for Medical Student Research - awarded to the 5th year graduating student with the highest impact factor publications arising from a BMedSci.

    Dr. Francis Ha
    Intern, St Vincent's Health, Melbourne
  • "Drs Adam Brown and Nitesh Nerlekar were fantastic! Through their guidance, knowledge and mentorship over the last 12 months I have been able to complete a substantial project, culminating to presenting our findings at the prestigious American College of Cardiology Conference this year. My research experience and the skills I have learnt has been invaluable in my career and personal development. Attending this course is an opportunity not to be missed by any junior doctor or medical student interested in medical research and those wanting to advance their career."

    Dr. Udit Thakur
    Intern, Monash Health, Melbourne