Interview with our topper Dr. Manish Dwivedi


Interview with our topper Dr. Manish Dwivedi
Dr. Manish Dwivedi did his MBBS from RIMSR, SAFAI and joined DAMS Regular & Test n Discussion Course
He secured  Rank 52 IN UPPGMEE 2014 Exam
DAMS: Congratulations on securing a  good  ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr.Manish:
I owe my rank to God’s grace. My parents & DAMS. Joining DAMS was the Best decision I ever made.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr.Manish:  
My parents really supported me. They trusted my decisions & helped me achieve my dream & I am really thankful to my friends for their motivation & their brain storming discussions.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr.Manish:
I have always been fascinated by the miraculous human body, that influenced me to take up Medicine.
DAMS: We appreciate the fact that preparing for an extremely competitive exam must be really challenging. During your preparation, did you ever doubt your ability to succeed in it?
Dr.Manish:
Many times, I doubted, but I always kept my eyes on the big picture & now I can say that the reward is worth over the pain.
DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr.Manish:
I just focussed on DAMS notes & DAMS T & D papers & last but not the least I really crammed LAST LOOKS only book I read for theory part.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr.Manish:
I did AI from MK. These days exam pattern is getting changed, they don’t ask separated questions, so that is more important than solving MCQ books is to make your concepts clear in which DAMS Notes helped me a lot.
DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr.Manish:
Without DAMS I couldn’t have achieved the success.
DAMS: What do you think is the better way of preparation between selective, intensive study and wide, extensive study? What did you choose as your style of studying?
Dr.Manish:  
Selective & Intensive study is better according to me.
DAMS: Indian PG entrances are highly competitive so to compete them students end up in appearing in multiple PG exams , kindly extend your views on this and also their pros and cons of appearing in multiple PG entrances .
Dr.Manish:  
Everything has an advantage & a disadvantage. Having multiple exams has the benefit that you may try your luck in multiple papers & you have chance of preparing for next exam in a better way than previous one.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr.Manish:
I have gave maximum weight age to Pre & Para clinical subjects. Once these are Medicine & surgery become easier than you can ever think of.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr.Manish:
Before the day of exam I just received LAST Look mixed bag, which was a wonderful idea by Dr. Sumer Sethi sir aptly named LAST LOOK & it solved its purpose well.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr.Manish:
I want to specialise in Ortho Surgery in KGMU, Lucknow.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr.Manish:  
1st of all I want to give all the credit to Dr. Sumer Sethi sir, not only as a teacher but as a motivator, a friend. He is the “one who really makes Life” Each & every teacher of DAMS is great, all 19 subjects.
    

PSM (SWTS) Errata



Ans 49: (c) Cu-T 380A

Q-53 Bonus
Ans 93 : Bonus

Ans-186: (d) Use of bed nets

Ans-187: (b) Phlebotomus species

BonusQ-53 Regarding principles of evidence based medicine (EBM) .All are true excepta.
EBM Depends on clinical model & decision analysis to base its recommendation
b. EBM Objectively evaluate the quality of clinical research by critical assessing technique
reported by researcher in publication
c. Complete follow up involving a heterogenous population of patients or medical disorders
d. Weakest argument is opinion of experts or medical boards
Ans-53: (c) Complete follow up involving a heterogenous population of patients or medical
disorders
Ref: Read the text below
Sol:
• Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the integration of best research evidence with clinical
expertise and patient values. It aims to apply the best available evidence gained from the
scientific method to medical decision making and it seeks to assess the quality of evidence
of the risks and benefits of treatments.
• Evidence based medicine is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best
evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidencebased
medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available
external clinical evidence from systematic research.
• Evidence-based medicine categorizes different types of clinical evidence and ranks them
according to the strength of their freedom from the various biases that beset medical
research.
• For example, the strongest evidence for therapeutic interventions is provided by systematic
review of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials involving a homogeneous
patient population and medical condition.
• In contrast, patient testimonials, case reports, and even expert opinion have little value as
proof because of the placebo effect, the biases inherent in observation and reporting of
cases, difficulties in ascertaining who is an expert, and more. EBM Objectively evaluate the
quality of clinical research by critical assessing technique reported by researcher in
publication

Bonus Q-93 Savlon contains:
a. Chlorhexidine and chlorxylenol
b. Cetavlon and chlorhexidine
c. Cetavlon and habitane
d. Hibitane and chlorxylenol
Ans 93 : (b) Cetavlon and chlorhexidine
Ref– Read the text below
Sol:
• Savlon is a brand of first aid and medical products manufactured in the UK by Novartis
Consumer Health.
• The name Savlon usually refers to Savlon antiseptic skin healing cream, a topical
antiseptic cream.
• The active ingredients in Savlon cream are Cetrimide and Chlorhexidine Gluconate.

Q-186 All the following are responsible for resurgence of malaria Except:
a. Drug resistance in parasite
b. Insecticide resistance in vectors
c. Antigenic mutation in parasite
d. Use of bed nets
Ans-186: (d) Use of bed nets
Ref: Read the text below
Sol:
Use of bed nets is a method to protect against mosquito bite. Use of mosquito net can help
prevent the resurgence of malaria
The following factors contributes to resurgence of malaria
i. Insecticide resistance
ii. Drug resistance
iii. Increasing instability of the population due to migration, urbanization and industrialization
iv. Antigenic variability
v. Several environmental factors

Q-187 Which insect amongst following has not developed resistance to DDT
a. Musca domestica
b. Phlebotomus species
c. Xenopsylla species
d. Anopheles species
Ans-187: (b) Phlebotomus species
Ref: Read the text below
Sol:
• Resistance to DDT has not been reported by sand flies (Phlebotomus species)

Ans 49: (c) Cu-T 380A

Q-53 Bonus

Ans 93 : Bonus

Ans-186: (d) Use of bed nets

Ans-187: (b) Phlebotomus species

Interview with our topper Dr. Khushboo Rathore


Interview with our topper Dr. Khushboo Rathore

Dr. Khushboo Rathore did her BDS from VYAS Dental and joined DAMS
She secured Rank 98 IN AIPGE MDS & 1 in RPG (Dental) 2014 Exam

DAMS: Congratulations on securing a  good  ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Khushboo:
Secret is nothing, just kept following what your mentors say, do revise everything you read, be focused & don’t let any negativity affect your preparation.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr. Khushboo:
Parents had always been supporting, they had been the best motivator throughout the complete voyage.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Dentistry?
Dr. Khushboo:
Was a self decision.
DAMS: We appreciate the fact that preparing for an extremely competitive exam must be really challenging. During your preparation, did you ever doubt your ability to succeed in it?
Dr. Khushboo:
No, if i had doubted myself at any moment I might not reached this position.
DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr. Khushboo:
Standard dental books but only few topics, textbooks require time to read, I had not so much...
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr. Khushboo:
Dental pulse, dentest AA, MK, wadhwan, ritu duggal, NBD, prabhakar, dhawan was least useful.
DAMS: How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr. Khushboo:
It played a major role, mostly was in touch with DAMS MDS Team, got great support & managed to keep my preparation.
DAMS: What do you think is the better way of preparation between selective, intensive study and wide, extensive study? What did you choose as your style of studying?
Dr. Khushboo:
Selective intensive study becomes more important for such kind of exams so my pattern had been mainly selective.
DAMS: Indian PG entrances are highly competitive so to compete them students end up in appearing in multiple PG exams, kindly extend your views on this and also their pros and cons of appearing in multiple PG entrances .
Dr. Khushboo:
It’s wise to appear for multiple exams, since we have very less no of seats for PG courses its always better that we keep more than one option in mind & not just AIPGE.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr. Khushboo:
Mostly dental clinical subjects for RPG & medical subjects for AIPGE.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr. Khushboo:
182 for AIPGE, left those for which i was totally clue less. 200 for RPG.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr. Khushboo:
Oral & Maxillofacial sx, had always been my dream branch, GDC Jaipur, if I can get.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr. Khushboo:
DAMS MDS team. This idea of combining medical & dental would be a breakthrough in entrance field for coming years. Do follow your mentor’s instructions, revision is very important, be strong & focused, and never give up.

Interview with our topper Dr. Chandan Jain


Interview with our topper  Dr. Chandan Jain

Dr. Chandan Jain did his BDS from DBDC, and joined DAMS
He secured Rank 2 IN AIPGE MDS (Dental) 2014 Exam

DAMS: Congratulations on securing a  good  ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Chandan:
Hardwork, Passion, Precision, God’s grace & DAMS.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr. Chandan:
I am lucky to have most supportive parents on this earth. They supported me at every single step.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Dentistry?
Dr. Chandan:
Destiny.
DAMS: We appreciate the fact that preparing for an extremely competitive exam must be really challenging. During your preparation, did you ever doubt your ability to succeed in it?
Dr. Chandan:
I panicked the most, but DAMS mended me a lot.
DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr. Chandan:
Not much, but reference is always good.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr. Chandan:
Previous exam papers.
DAMS: How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr. Chandan:
Very much, a special edge & finishing provided by DAMS.
DAMS: What do you think is the better way of preparation between selective, intensive study and wide, extensive study? What did you choose as your style of studying?
Dr. Chandan:
I would prefer smart selective study.
DAMS: Indian PG entrances are highly competitive so to compete them students end up in appearing in multiple PG exams, kindly extend your views on this and also their pros and cons of appearing in multiple PG entrances .
Dr. Chandan:
I think your main concern should be for a govt. Seat, so I prefer AIPGE & AIIMS.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr. Chandan:
All clinical & medical subjects to get the sharper edge.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr. Chandan:
It’s good to attempt more, I attempted 193.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr. Chandan:
With god’s grace, every option is open for me so I didn’t finalised yet.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr. Chandan:
All faculties are great, it’s better to be in touch with specialist.

Interview with our topper Dr. Prateek R. Punyani


Interview with our topper  Dr. Prateek R. Punyani

Dr. Prateek R. Punyani did his BDS from VSPM DCRC, Nagpur,
and joined DAMS
He secured Rank 50 IN AIPGE MDS (Dental) 2014 Exam

DAMS: Congratulations on securing a  good  ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Prateek:
Thank you ! Hardwork, determination & self belief along god’s grace helped me sail through AIPGE.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr. Prateek:
My mother & sister are the most important people in my life who always supported me & believed in me.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Dentistry?
Dr. Prateek:
It was my sister.
DAMS: We appreciate the fact that preparing for an extremely competitive exam must be really challenging. During your preparation, did you ever doubt your ability to succeed in it?
Dr. Prateek:
Yes the doubts always creep in due to such fierce, competition but holding your nerves in critical time is a best key.
DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr. Prateek:
Retro pattern of the study is very important. Books like Mcdonal & cohen are very important for some important & relevant topics.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr. Prateek:
MCQ books available in market. Find your own answers for questions from standard book. Until any authentic book comes in the market.
DAMS: How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr. Prateek:
DAMS was very important, they supported me with all the material and data & their exclusive club on FB was very helpful.
DAMS: What do you think is the better way of preparation between selective, intensive study and wide, extensive study? What did you choose as your style of studying?
Dr. Prateek:
Relevant topics form standard books is very important along repeat questions & subject wise study.
DAMS: Indian PG entrances are highly competitive so to compete them students end up in appearing in multiple PG exams, kindly extend your views on this and also their pros and cons of appearing in multiple PG entrances .
Dr. Prateek:
Every exam has a different pattern of questions being asked. So following the pattern is very important. State exams are very factual & AIPGE is very different & competitive.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr. Prateek:
Dental subjects like OS & Endo are very important. Basic subjects like Anatomy & Patho are very important.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr. Prateek:
190 attempted, always it is very important in AIPGE to be in a safe bracket of 180-190.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr. Prateek:
Orthodontics.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr. Prateek:
All DAMS MDS Quest Team. Yes, DAMS is very helpful for students. There constant support & guidance is very important for any students during tough times & will recommended all my juniors to join DAMS.

Interview with our topper Dr. Anusar Gupta


Interview with our topper  Dr. Anusar Gupta

Dr. Anusar Gupta did his BDS from KDC, Moradabad and joined DAMS
He secured  Rank 37 IN AIPGE MDS (Dental) 2014 Exam

DAMS: Congratulations on securing a  good  ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Anusar:
Thanks, actually most important is self belief. Never underestimate yourself. Hard working, Perseverance and determination are for success. By god’s grace and the blessing of parents and regular motivation by mine elder brother Dr. Anubhav Gupta, I am able to crack AIPG-2014.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr. Anusar:
I am very thankuful to my parents. They always motivate me for my success. My mother always uses to say that one day i would surely rise very high. I am also thankful to my friends for inspiring me for competition.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Dentistry?
Dr. Anusar:
It’s all depends on destiny.
DAMS: We appreciate the fact that preparing for an extremely competitive exam must be really challenging. During your preparation, did you ever doubt your ability to succeed in it?
Dr. Anusar:
No, I never doubt. I have always in mind that I would crack a government exam with a good rank.
DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr. Anusar:
Retrograde study is better. I followed few topics of Phillips, BD Chaurasia, Gray’s anatomy for students (for diagrams) and many topics from clinical b standard books.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr. Anusar:
In today scenario, pulse and dentist are bible for dentistry never try to mug up mcqs.

DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr. Anusar:
DAMS test series would be very helpful for all. By this DAMS to know about my errors in preparation.
DAMS: What do you think is the better way of preparation between selective, intensive study and wide, extensive study? What did you choose as your style of studying?
Dr. Anusar:
I believe in retrograde study as there is vast amount of theory that you can’t read and retain.
DAMS: Indian PG entrances are highly competitive so to compete them students end up in appearing in multiple PG exams , kindly extend your views on this and also their pros and cons of appearing in multiple PG entrances .
Dr. Anusar:
Most important is never give up in today’s scenario, cracking a government seat exam is very difficult, for this one has to be seriously. Focused towards your goal and take rest after completing your goal.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr. Anusar:
As I was week in basic subjects. I focused much on anatomy, physiology, Gen. Pathology, Dental materials.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr. Anusar:
In 200 mcqs I am sure for 173 mcqs and able to exclude 2 Options among 13 mcqs so total I marked 186.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr. Anusar:
I am crazy for Endodontic from K.G.M.C since my U.G.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr. Anusar:
 I am much influenced by Dr. Gaurav Ramchandani sir for regular motivating me authenticity of answers is much important and DAMS have maximum number of authentic answers. I recommend juniors to never under estimate yourself and give your 1000% and success will be surely be yours thanks.   

Interview with our topper Dr. Varun Chaudhry



 Interview with our topper Dr. Varun Chaudhry
Dr. Varun Chaudhry did his MBBS from B M Patil Medical college and joined DAMS
He secured Rank 273 IN AIPGE exam (2013-2014)
 DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good  ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr.Varun:
Dedication, bring in sync with latest changing patterns and some amount of luck.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr.Varun:
Helped me a lot, my father Dr. Vijay Chaudhry was like my mentor & always guided me. My mother also, like all mothers do.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr.Varun:
my father.
DAMS: We appreciate the fact that preparing for an extremely competitive exam must be really challenging. During your preparation, did you ever doubt your ability to succeed in it?
Dr.Varun:
yes, but I kept studying.
DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr.Varun:
across, MK & Subject wise.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr.Varun:
.
DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr.Varun:
helped me by guiding & telling about the latest changes.
DAMS: What do you think is the better way of preparation between selective, intensive study and wide, extensive study? What did you choose as your style of studying?
Dr.Varun:
wide extensive.
DAMS: Indian PG entrances are highly competitive so to compete them students end up in appearing in multiple PG exams , kindly extend your views on this and also their pros and cons of appearing in multiple PG entrances .
Dr.Varun:
pros- test your thoroughly, Cons- multiple session.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr.Varun:
short subjects, pathology, micro, Gynae.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr.Varun:
All.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr.Varun:
Radiology.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr.Varun:
Dr. Sumer Sethi sir.