Interview with our topper Dr Deepak Khatri
Dr Deepak Khatri did his MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore and joined DAMS Regular Course Regd no DL01217
He secured Rank 16 IN Karnataka CET Exam
DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr Khatri- Thanks a ton. The credit goes to my teachers at DAMS Delhi who brought the best out of me.” Study smartly, Stay focussed and believe in youself” was my mantra.
DAMS: How did y:our parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr Khatri- I am highly thankful to my family and friends who stood beside me through the thick n thin for all my life.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr Khatri- It has always been a dream since childhood.
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 Khatri- The stress sometimes lead to it but everytime I found my passion dominating over doubts.
DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr Khatri- well, I started preparing in april 2011 when I joined DAMS. I knew my preparation has to be very focussed covering important topics in every subject. I covered most of the theory part by reading DAMS printed modules(awesome!!!) and classnotes. I hardly ever felt the need to refer to any book beyond .
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr Khatri- I did subject wise MCQ books ( all except ENT) alongwith DAMS classes, and revised them before the subject tests.Then september onwards, I started last years papers uptill year 2000 from AA and MK . I felt easy with 10 yrs after the subjectwise books.
DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr Khatri- DAMS was quintessential in my quest. Helped me to develop a strategy and it has been a constant source of motivation and support since then.
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 Khatri- “study regularly n smart “ is the way I believe in. consolidate whatever you read.
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 Khatri- I started my Indian PG entrance preparation almost 3 yrs after my graduation.But I always believed in my mom’s story about the ant climbing the hill. I feel taking as many exams as possible is good. It does add to a little stress but afterall diamonds are made under high pressure & heat.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr Khatri- I built my concepts and cleared my doubts during DAMS classes & facebook discussions. I think minor subjects are the MAJOR determinants of success in Indian PG entrances.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr Khatri-I rested myself well the previous night , had light breakfast and my regular cup of espresso to stay fresh . Prayed and started my exam with zeal. I kept careful about all the oneliners and twists in MCQ.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr Khatri- I am highly interested in Neurosciences and wish to see myself as a successful Neurosurgeon in near future.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr Khatri- I felt a bond between me and Teachers at DAMS over this short period of time. I highly appreciate their fund of knowledge and passion for passing it on to us. I would say most of the teachers influenced me in a way or other. I admire Dr Sumer sethi’s compassion towards his students, Dr siddharth sethi(peds),Dr Rajiv(ENT) for their way of teaching & keeping every student involved with amazing questions. I am highly thankful to Dr Anupama who made me feel like ”physiology for dummies”. Dr Rajeev tewari (surgery) ,Microbiology teacher, and all medicine teachers have awesome approach towards the subject.
I would highly recommend DAMS to all the PG aspirants.