Interview with our topper Dr. Alpesh Goyal
Dr.Alpesh Goyal did his MBBS from MAMC and joined DAMS 2 Years student Test & Discussion Series Regd no DL00338
He secured Rank 3rd IN UPSC Medical Exam
He secured Rank 32nd IN PGI Chandigarh Exam
He secured Rank 20 IN AIIMS Nov, 2011 Exam
DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr.Alpesh Goyal: Thanks. There is no secret for my success. Just the old saying that with ordinary talent and extra ordinary perseverance, everything is achievable perhaps hold true for me
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr.Alpesh Goyal: My parents, friends are the sole reason. I could secure this rank
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr.Alpesh Goyal: My parents and my elder brother inspired 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.Alpesh Goyal: Yes, sometimes you may feel bit how, but then you need to focus and things will fall in place.
DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr.Alpesh Goyal: All the general text books we read for our professional exam
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr.Alpesh Goyal: A.A and M.K Dr. Sumer Sethi’s text book of read only.
DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr.Alpesh Goyal: I joined DAMS in my pre-final year and continued it with test series in my internship. I thank DAMS notes are compact, updated and easy to revise. Also their grand tests are very useful
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.Alpesh Goyal: Selective intensive 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.Alpesh Goyal: One can generally prepare for one / two exams but appearing in multiple exam helps to build the confidence and exam temperament which is most important for the D- day
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr.Alpesh Goyal: All subjects are usually important. But to get top rank, a hold is refused on short subjects
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr.Alpesh Goyal: My strategy in PGI exam was to attempt any option only after being sure about it. I attempted around 245 questions in PGI
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr.Alpesh Goyal: Medicine or paediatrics from PGI, as it is one of the best centres in the country for these subjects
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr.Alpesh Goyal: Dr. Sumer Sethi for his constant support and valuable guidance.Dr. Rajeev Tiwari. Surgery, Dr. Sumer Sethi. Paediatrics.