Statistics is important and a pain! But it is so pervasive in Medicine and so necessary in any research that you should bite the bullet and learn how to do it well the first time. Incidentally, if you learn it well, you will have a constant stream of people asking for help in undertaking research, and so your own publication list will grow (selfish consideration!)
Here are some resources to help you.
Help, I'm a student and I have to do a research project!
Survival Analysis, look here to see about Kaplan-Meier Survival Analysis stuff.
The previous RANZCR Statistics papers and sample answers can be found here.