Interview with our topper Dr. Jayeta Choudhury
Dr. Jayeta Choudhury did her MBBS from Silchar Medical College and joined
DAMS T & D Regd no DL02822
She secured Rank 4 IN Assam Pg 2012 Exam
DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr Jayeta: Hard work, Dams and hard work i guess..
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr Jayeta : It would have been impossible without them because if one thinks about the competition its really cut throat and every day something or the other comes up which makes us seriously question our abilities and its only because of my parents and my friends that i didn’t stop believing in myself . My friends motivated me to come to Delhi..i would have never been a part of your wonderful institution if not for my friends. The quote on Dams test paper ” The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will” was very encouraging.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr Jayeta: My parents..i was never good in biology..i loved maths.
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 Jayeta: yes..Every moment.. It was like a constant discussion with my own self.. “I will do it”..and “Come on you are a mediocre!!”
DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr Jayeta: Across 1 and 2, Sakshi Arora for O&G, Sparsh Gupta patho and pharma, Lippincott Biochemistry, Neeraj Ahuja for Psychiatry, Amit Ashish for surgery and medicine and Rachna Chaurasia for micro.I also read Vivek Jain spm along with Park . I also had my text books around and didn’t allow doubts to fill up my brain. I tried to make sure that whatever little i know i am totally clear on it.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr Jayeta: The same books as well as the Amit Ashish and Mudit Khanna year wise books.
I found my Dams discussion notes and my own notes the most productive and
Across Part 1 the least.
DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr Jayeta: Dams helped me get a grasp of the “must knows” in every subject, i got many of my concepts cleared, our Psychiatry teacher helped me dream big and most importantly i learnt about all the mistakes in our guide books.
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 Jayeta: Wide and extensive must be the best one if a student has time. I wasn’t planning on sitting for another year so i studied selectively and intensively.
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 Jayeta : I stopped studying the day my Assam Pg rank came out so i can’t say but it should be good to appear in many exams if one has no intention of wasting a year.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr Jayeta : 1st year 2nd year subjects and surgery medicine pedia.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr Jayeta : My strategy was to give my best to every question..because of the short time and the big number of questions we tend to focus only on questions we find difficult but its the easier ones we end up making a mistake upon. I attempted all the questions in Assam Pg, there was no negative marking.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr Jayeta: I think i’ll take up radiology because i want comfortable life .
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr Dams: I am very very grateful to all the teachers especially Sumer Sir, Siddharth Sir and our pharma fsm anatomy physio medicine surgery and psychiatry teachers . I used to find Sumer Sir write in every book that only Dams and Aiims makes new questions and i used tofind it funny but when i found these rare questions in Nov Aiims Aipgme Jipmer and Assam Pg i couldn’t believe it.
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