Interview with our topper Dr Suvrit Jain
did his MBBS from PGIMS ROHTAK and joined DAMS Test & Discussion-3 Regd no DL00021
He secured Rank 13 In AIIMS NOV’ 11 and Rank 56 IN PGI NOV 2011 Exam
DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good rank. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr Suvrit: Thank you.Hard work but definitely luck on the day.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr Suvrit: My family and friends were of immense support to me.My parents especially my mother gave me mental support during tough phases.....took care of lot of stresses other than studies.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr Suvrit: Both my parents are doctors.My father is a physician and mother gynecologist. I knew I had to take medicine right from my childhood days.
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 Suvrit: Yes..I was never confident that I would be able to crack pg entrance during internship only.I had doubts everyday. The entire struggle is to keep yourself positively motivated and keep working hard..!!
DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr Suvrit: Mainly M.C.Q books for the theory part also. In hindsight I think I should have read harrison’s and robbin’s. But anyways reading M.C.Q books thoroughly and conceptually should also suffice.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr Suvrit: Amit Ashish and Mudit Khanna are indispensible. Previous 7 to 8 years papers should be good enough. In the end it was difficult even to revise these. Across for short subjects Govind Garg for Pharmacology, Sakshi Arora for Obs & Gynae, Ruchi Rai for ophthalmology, Manoj Choudhary for PGI are really good.
DAMS: How important you think was DAMS in your preparation?
Dr Suvrit: I joined DAMS T&D and I think regular and intensive discussions were instrumental in my 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 Suvrit: Extensive study during MBBS urging yourself to develop a large pool of facts and concepts will help to tackle tough exams like AIIMS and PGI. Focused study during internship should get you through these exams.
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 Suvrit: It is good. A good performance in one exam boosts you up. It is very important to keep your morale up during preparation....Must prepare for PGI as it is easier to secure PGI rank.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr Suvrit: Focussed especially on short subjects like ortho and ophtha as it is really important to do these short subjects well to secure a good rank.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr Suvrit: I was somewhat wrong in my strategy in PGI as I marked only 430 options........should have marked atleast 500 but I still got 56 rank. In AIIMS marked 179 questions.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr Suvrit: I want to take internal medicine at AIIMS. My father being a physcian I was always fascinated with medicine.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr Suvrit: Radio,Pharma,Patho,Ortho,Surgery,Medicine all were really good but surgery and radiology were the standouts........Excellent teaching and wonderful teachers.