Interview with our topper Dr Shubham Vatsya

Dr Shubham Vatsya did his/her MBBS from UCMSMedical College and joined DAMS Delhi.

He secured Rank 11 in Delhi PG Exam 2011. And rank 161 in AIPG 2011 and rank 126 in PGI Nov, 2010.

DAMS: Congratulations on securing a rank 11 in Delhi PG Exam. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr Shubham Vatsya:-
Relentless hardwork n determination with support from friends n family

DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr Shubham Vatsya:-
They always kept me going....whenever i was down or disappointed they encouraged me n made me feel good....thats realy important coz while preparing for pg enterance u face a lot of obstacles

DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr Shubham Vatsya:-
My Parents...both of them r doctors n it was their dream to make me one...

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 Shubham Vatsya
:- There were times when u feel discouraged n u tend to doubt ur ability but i had extreme confidence in the hard work i had put i always tried to give it my best

DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr Shubham Vatsya :-
Anat- bdc,physio-ganong,biochem-harper,path-robbins,pharma-katzung n kdt,micro-ananthnarayan,medicine- Harrison,surgery – schwartz n sabiston,paeds-ghai,obg-dutta

DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr Shubham Vatsya :-
Amit Aashish n Mudit Khanna were most productive n r d best for revision

DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr Shubham Vatsya:-
It helps u to stay in constant touch wid subjects n for intensive revision n for extra n new facts

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 Shubham Vatsya :-
According to me its best to do extensive study before internship n selective n intensive during internship...i followed this during my preparation

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 Shubham Vatsya :
Its better to give multiple exams coz sometimes u have a bad day n u screw up ur happened to me in AIIMS nov 2010 wen i was very well prepared but due to anxiety n nervousness i had a very bad its best to give multiple exams

DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr Shubham Vatsya
:- My path pharma micro medicine n PSM were very very strong...they helped me to get top ranks

DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr Shubham Vatsya:-
In aipg i attempted 299 n in delhi pg 2011 i ttempted 300 ques...coz i had d opinion that if u r wellprepared then ur guesses r more often correct

DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr Shubham Vatsya:-
I have chosen MD INTERNAL MEDICINE from MAULANA AZAD MEDICAL COLLEGE...its one of the best MEDICINE departments in India n m very delighted to reach there...

DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr Shubham Vatsya :-
I was modt influenced by Dr. Sumer Sethi...i was awestruck by the knowledge of his plus his ability to predict ques n topics wch can come in next yr pg enterances....

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