Interview with our topper Dr. Abhimanyu Nehra
Dr.Abhimanyu Nehra did his MBBS from PGIMS, Rohtak and joined DAMS Test & Discussion Series Regd no DL00120
He secured Rank 6th IN PGI Chandigarh Exam
He secured Rank 1 IN AIIMS Nov, 2011 Exam
DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr.Abhimanyu Nehra: Consistency
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr.Abhimanyu Nehra: My Parents & Family had pivotal role in my success. Special Thanks to my friends Sunil, Bhagat, Ajay & Garima.
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.Abhimanyu Nehra: No
DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr.Abhimanyu Nehra: Physiology : Gavong, Pathology : Robbins, Medicine: Harrison’s 2nd Part, 1st Part: Hematoogy, Micro: Anat Narayan, Pharmacology: KDT + Some part (anticoplastic) Immuno Modulators, Leppincott’s, Biochem: Harpen’s (gene technology only & DNA). Anatomy, Biochem, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, FMT, Psychiatry across & ENT-Sakshi Arora.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr.Abhimanyu Nehra: AIIMS AA ten years (2001 onwards), AIPGMEE K (2003 onwards), Paediatrics & Microbiology Arvind Arora, Pharmacology –Govind Rai Garg. Did all MCQs once. Read answers of only 2500 difficult questions
DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr.Abhimanyu Nehra: DAMS was damn important. Te division of syllabus into small parts was excellent & helped me to cover whole syllabus completely & consistently.
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.Abhimanyu Nehra: Wide extensive study till final year. Selective intensive study especially for difficult topics & questions during internship.
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.Abhimanyu Nehra: As preparation for all PG exam is more or less same. So multiple exams give you multiple chances.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr.Abhimanyu Nehra: Did all subjects equally well. Focussed on my weak subjects only during last 3 months eg. Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Anatomy, Biochem, Medicine-Cardio, CNS, Endocrine.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr.Abhimanyu Nehra: PGI-244/250 questions 468 options out of 1250. Marked only those options whom were 70-80 % sure. In AIIMS 192/200.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr.Abhimanyu Nehra: Radio-Dr.Sumer Sethi, Surgrey-Dr.Rajeev Tiwari, Biochem-Dr.Poonam Aggarwal, Physio-Dr.Anupama Devgan, Medicine-Dr.Arvind Choudhary, Paediatrics -Dr.Sidharth Sethi, Dermat-Dr.Pramanshu Bhushan.