Interview with our topper Dr.Rahul Aggarwal
Dr.Rahul Aggarwal did his MBBS from PGIMS, Rohtak and joined DAMS T&D course regd no. DL 01224
He secured Rank 4 IN Haryana PG AND 54 IN Manipal.
DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr.Rahul Aggarwal: Lots and lots of hard work.
DAMS: How did y:our parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr.Rahul Aggarwal: It would have been impossible without them. and its only because of my parents and my friends that i didn’t stop believing in myself.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr.Rahul Aggarwal: My parents
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.Rahul Aggarwal: Many times … The more I thought about the result the more I got frustrated….then I gave up thinking about future and decided I will give my 100 % efforts … nothing else is in my hands
DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr.Rahul Aggarwal: For the reference purpose, medicine(Harrison), Pathology(Robbin’s), Obstetrics(DUTTA), physiology(Ganong), Pharm(KDT), Biochem(Harper), SPM(Park)
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr.Rahul Aggarwal: Across for all short subjects. Revise short subjects before exams in a very quick time ,it really boosts the confidence. Medicine and surgery Amit Ashish were really good. Rachna Chaurasia for Micro, Gobind Garg for Pharma, Sakshi Arora for OBG& ENT, arvind arora for paedes, spm, pathology.
DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr.Rahul Aggarwal: Couldn’t have done without DAMS. They were I think a keystone in my preparation. DAMS course is well planned and covers a whole syllabus well on time.
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.Rahul Aggarwal: 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.Rahul Aggarwal: appearing in different exams gives us a chance of succeeding in one if not another. Papers are different from exam to exam and your performance varies too
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr.Rahul Aggarwal: Short subjects
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr.Rahul Aggarwal: sleep well before the exam day ,stay calm i attempted 284 questions in aipge.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr.Rahul Aggarwal: paediatrics from rohtak.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr.Rahul Aggarwal: Dr Sumer Sethi , Dr Varun gupta, Dr Rajiv tiwari
I especially liked the student friendly atmosphere And would recommend DAMS to my juniors.