Interview with our topper Dr. Devesh G. Ostwal


Interview with our topper Dr. Devesh G. Ostwal
Dr. Devesh G. Ostwal did his BDS from SPDC, Wardha and joined DAMS MDS Quest
He secured Rank 9 IN AIIMS Nov (MDS) 2014 Exam


DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good  ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Devesh:
Just hard work, revision and proper guidance from teachers, seniors and friends.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr. Devesh:
My parents and friends always supported me that u can do it. They always boost up my confidence and influenced me for studies.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr. Devesh:
My parents and sister influenced me to take Dentistry but I always wanted to be Cardiologist.
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. Devesh:
No. I didn’t doubt my ability to succeed but there was always a pressure which we have to overcome for proper studies.
DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr. Devesh:
Profitt, Philips, Mc Donald.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr. Devesh:
Pulse, Wadhwan, sharan , Gouri Shankar, Prabhakar, NBDE.

DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr. Devesh:
DAMS was important for me for clearing all my doubts and controversial which were discussed in FB group and test series was helpful for my subject wise revision. I suggest every student to join DAMS regular course.
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. Devesh:
My style of studying was extensive earlier but as time passed and after having a base my style of studying shifted towards selective study. Now I required only few hours to revise a subject.
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. Devesh:
It is better to give the entire exam as we get practise through it, our loop whole, our weakness, the topic at which we are weak. So I suggest everyone to give every exam possible.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr. Devesh:
I focussed mainly on Dental Clinical Subjects because maximum new questions are from these subject only specially Ortho, Endo, Perio, Oral Surgery.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr. Devesh:
I didn’t have any strategy for exam day. I just decided that I will give my best and rest it was left up to god.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr. Devesh:
I want to specialise in Oral Surgery or Prostho because I like those subject from starting of my BDS and my teachers has developed interest in me for those subjects.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr. Devesh:
Gaurav Sir has influenced me most and I am taking guidance from him regularly . And I also recommend my juniors to always take guidance from him.

Interview with our topper Dr. Amit Gupta


Interview with our topper Dr. Amit Gupta
Dr. Amit Gupta did his MBBS from MAMC and joined DAMS 3 yrs course

He secured Rank 5 in AIIMS Nov 2014 & Rank 2 in PGI Nov 2104 Exams

DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good  ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Amit:
Perseverance, Balance, Hard Work & “Smart” Work.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr. Amit:
Their support is the backbone of my success. Couldn’t have done it without them.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr. Amit:
My father. It is his dream that I am living.
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. Amit:
Yes, A lot of times. Even during the exam.
DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr. Amit
: I read theory majorly in my MBBS only. Concentrated on DAMS Notes & MCQ books fort PG prep.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr. Amit:
AA is a must. Read chaurasia for micro+ DAMS notes for short subjects.

DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr. Amit:
DAMS class notes were the most productive & way essential part of my prep . Grand tests were also 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. Amit:
Selective, Intensive (i.e multiple revision ) 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. Amit:
I opted for AIIMS, PGI & AIPGE because none of the other colleges was an option for me . But yes if you have an option go for the exams. Won’t harm.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr. Amit:
1st &2nd year were my weakest & I concentrated on them. Short subjects in final year are also important.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr. Amit:
Strategy- attempt 195 with good guesses.
 I attempted 188 because the paper seemed together & I didn’t want too many negatives.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr. Amit:
Radiology, AIIMS.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr. Amit:
Dr Sumer Sethi Sir’s class & T n D were very helpful. Medicine, Surgery, pharma, Anaesthesia, Biochemistry Faculties. DAMS Notes were very handy in the last hour .

Interview with our topper Dr. Abhenil Mittal


Interview with our topper Dr. Abhenil Mittal
Dr. Abhenil Mittal did his MBBS from MAMC and joined DAMS

He secured Rank 6 IN AIIMS Nov 2014 & Rank 7 in PGI Nov 2014 Examination
DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Abhenil:
Regular studies and relying on text book.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr. Abhenil:
My parents were my biggest support throughout MBBS. Whenever I got demotivated they motivated me. My friends always reassured me that i will get through.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr. Abhenil:
My parents both are doctors.
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. Abhenil:
Yes, always because the competition is extremely tough.
DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr. Abhenil:  
Standard text book till final year especially Robbins for pathology, Harison for medicine, Bailey for surgery.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr. Abhenil:
All standard MCQ books and sumer sethi sir’s radio.
 
DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr. Abhenil:
DAMS was important in highlighting what to study for the entrances as before 3rd year I did not have much of an idea.
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. Abhenil:
Wide extensive, I believe in covering anything not learning anytime to chance.
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. Abhenil:
Advantages being you get more chances. It is always possible your luck may favour you one day and not so much another day.
The only disadvantage being different things & different kinds of questions are ahead in each exam with many varied book for each exam which matter it hard to chose what to study and what not to.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr. Abhenil:
Mainly 1st &2nd year and short subjects like Anaesthesia and Radiology.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr. Abhenil:
In AIIMS I did 196 questions I was prepared to attempt the questions & more chance to getting it right.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr. Abhenil:
AIIMS MD Medicine that has been the dream since I entered medical college.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr. Abhenil:
All the teachers were good especially Dr Sumer sir for radiology and medicine faculty was really good. Yes I will recommend it to My juniors. 

SURGERY -1 ERRATA


SURGERY -1 ERRATA
Q-12 Diagnostic of traumatic rupture of diaphragm :
a. Laparoscopy
b. Chest X ray
c. Diagnostic peritoneal lavage
d. CT Scan
Ans-12: (d) CT Scan
Q-16 Most common cause of pyogenic liver abscess
a. Echinococcus
b. Klebsiella
c. Streptoccus milleri
d. Proteus vulgaris
Ans-16: (b) Klebsiella
Q-20 Longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy with preservation of head of pancreas is
a. Whipple’s procedure
b. Peustow’s procedure
c. Pringle’s procedure
d. Freys procedure
Ans-20: (b) Peustow’s procedure
Q-22 Which of the following is associated with Virchows triad :
a. Hypercoagulability
b. Disseminated malignancy
c. DVT
d. All of the above
Ans-22: (a) Hypercoagulability
Question is wrong....if you have to choose one answer then a Q-69 Breast conservation surgery not advised in
a. Lobular carcinoma
b. Ductal carcinoma in situ
c. Early breast carcinoma
d. Screening detected carcinoma
Ans-69: (d) Screening detected Ca.
Q-75 HLA matching is not necessary for :
a. Liver transplant
b. Renal transplant
c. Heart transplant
d. Corneal transplant
Ans-75: (b) Renal transplant
Q-101 Which of the following is the most common obstructive cause of dysphagia?
a. Zenker's diverticulum.
b. Esophageal stricture secondary to gastroesophageal reflux disease.
c. Neoplasm.
d. Schatzki's ring.
Ans 101: (b) Esophageal stricture secondary to gastroesophageal reflux disease
Q-108 All the following statements concerning venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing total hip replacement are true except
a. The incidence of pulmonary embolism is underestimated
b. Emboli commonly originate from thigh veins
c. Emboli commonly originate from calf veins
d. Labeled-fibrinogen scanning is not helpful in the diagnosis
Ans 108: (b) Emboli commonly originate from thigh veins
Q-119 Duplay's operation is done for :-
a. Hypospadias
b. Epispadias
c. Ectopic vericoe
d. None
Ans 119: (a) Hypospadias
Q-148 Drug used for sclerotherapy of varicose veins are all of the following except :
a. Ethanolamine Oleate
b. Polidocanol
c. Ethanol
d. Sodium tetradecyl sulfate
Ans-148: (c) Ethanol

ENDO + CONS ERRATA


1. Thickness of matrix band is
  a. 0.001 inch                     b.0 .002 inch                       c. 0.004 inch             d. 0.005 inch
answer  is 0.002 inch
and explanation
Matrix band is available in two thicknesses .0015 and .002 inch. So B is the correct ans

2. classification of caries  according to site and size was given by
 a. G V Black
b. Graham and Mount
c. Louis Regnart
d. Youdelis
Ans is b
grahm and mount,1997 gv classification of caries according to site and size

3. Not found commonly in a periapical lesion
a.       Pseudomonas
b.       Streptococcus
c.       Porphyromonas
d.       all of the above

Ans is a Pseudomonas in not commonly found in periapical region


4. Ellis class VI fracture is
 a. fracture involving pulp
b. root fracture
c. nonvital tooth
 d. tooth displacement
ans is b . Root fracture

 5. Ideal Electrode position for Electric Pulp Testing on 1st molar is done on which side
a. Mesio buccal cusp tip
b. Mesio buccal surface
c. Disto buccal cusp tip
d. Disto buccal surface
ans is a. Mesio buccal cusp tip




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