Interview with our topper Dr. Nitin Sood

Interview with our topper Dr. Nitin Sood

Dr. Nitin Sood did his MBBS from IGMC Shimla & joined DAMS

He secured Rank 2 IN HP PG & 62 in AIPGMEE Exam

DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?

Dr.Nitin Sood: staying focused & regular revisions. Regular assessment through GT is always important.

DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr.Nitin Sood:
They all were my stress busters. Friends (AMANDEEP & AIKAJ) helped a lot by discussing the things that usually create confusion when mugged up. Family helped me to keep going without taking stress. My mother helped me a lot when I was in stress at the time I couldn’t make it into AIIMS NOV2011.

My chachaji holds a special share in my success as he always supported me.

DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr.Nitin Sood:
My Bua Ms. SANGEETA SOOD influenced me a lot throughout my life.

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.Nitin Sood:
YES every single moment got spent in doubts, but keep going without taking much stress is the golden rule to clear pg entrance.

DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr.Nitin Sood:
I read regular textbooks during college time but during pg preparation I used to read only the last 7 yr topics from all standard text books.

DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr.Nitin Sood:
ANAT: students grays (diagrams)+class notes, PHYSIO: class notes, Biochem: DAMS workbook, PHARMA: gobind garg +class notes, Path: gobind garg + general path from robbins, Forensic: Sumit Seth, Micro: Rachna chaurasia, Psm: class notes, Eye: Ruchi Rai+class notes, Ent: class notes, Med: AA(subject wise)+class notes, Surg: classnotes+Schwartz pretest, Obg:10yrs, Peds:class notes, Skin: class notes, Radio: Sumer Sethi, Ortho: class notes, Anaesthesia: across, Psy: smart series

Gobind Garg , Rachna Chaurasia & 10yrs: Most Productive Across: both volumes are least productive , full of mistakes & wrong answers.

DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr.Nitin Sood:
Helped a lot by covering the most imp topics, probable future questions, Addition of all the changes in the recent editions of the standard text that is targeted by the examiners. In fact Dams faculty has the ability to predict new questions DAMS GT are very good & indispensible part of my preparation.

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.Nitin Sood:
Selective intensive study is the best way.

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.Nitin Sood:
Always try to give as many tests as u can give, it helps to overcome the exam phobia.

DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr.Nitin Sood:
Path, Pharma, Micro, Forensic, Medicine, Opthal, Radio, Skin, Anaesthesia, Psm

DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr.Nitin Sood:
I LEFT STUDYING A DAY BEFORE THE EXAM, slept for 7hrs, a moderate breakfast, left all the controls upto god & thought to give it my best shot, not to waste much time on long story based questions & divided the paper in three rounds
Round1: attempt the question that I was sure of
Round2: attempt those questions that I had to think a little btw two options
Round3: long story based questions n the leftovers.
I attempted 280/300 in AIPGMEE & 190/200 in state pg

DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr.Nitin Sood:

DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr.Nitin Sood:
The whole faculty was good. Teachers influenced me the most are
Dr.Sumer Sethi (Radio), Dr.Tushar Mehta (Ortho), Dr. Achin Mehra (Medicine),Dr. Anupama(Physio)
Dr. Siddharth (Pedo),Dr. Ruchi Rai (Opthal),Dr. Pankaj (Psm),Dr. Rajeev (ENT), Dr. Varun (Pharma)

I found DAMS to be the most organized institute, with the best faculty sent to all centres
Yes I recommended DAMS to my juniors & may have joined it too

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The Booster Dose - iDAMS – Technology Unleashed – i way learning

The Booster Dose - iDAMS – Technology Unleashed – i way learning

A boon for Gen Next Indian Medical Graduates, aspiring to crack PPG (MD/MS) Exams

Delhi Academy of Medical Sciences, India’s leading PG Test Prep Institute today leapt into history by launching India’s First Tablet based Digital Learning Tool – iDAMS for Time & Resource starved PG Medical aspirants.

iDAMS gives students access to real time high quality video lectures, self-study material, assessment tools in their hands that will help them master key subjects.

Apart from the interactivity of a classroom, iDAMS provides access to great teachers, full lectures, engaged learning breaking the barriers of distance, time and techniques.

With the iDAMS, a large number of medicos, who otherwise couldn't take the advantage of DAMS quality teaching because of various reasons like non-availability of DAMS centre in the vicinity, affordability of time and money, would be greatly benefited.

The content of iDAMS includes 100 plus hours of digital quality, study material and video lectures, designed and developed by a handpicked team of academic experts.

It provides, ready access to special MCQ based sessions by subject specialists. A student can avail the advantage of learning from the best team that is known for producing amazing results year after year through a series of interactive tools and a personalized feedback system.

With the new Android based Tablet iDAMS, having WiFi connectivity and Bluetooth Technology, the digital lectures and online Tests the students can use the DAMS expertise anyday, anytime, anywhere. The 16GB memory in the tablet shall allow them to keep enormous useful data onto their palmtops always.

The students can enjoy the luxuries of their own schedule, time and convenience and can interact with the DAMS Talent & Resource Pool through DAMS EXCLUSIVE CLUB on facebook.

Dr.Sumer Sethi, CEO DAMS told our correspondents during the launch of iDAMS that it would be particularly useful for those medical graduates who are in the those remote parts of the country, where training resources for them are hard to be found. Secondly it would supplement the resources of those students who are using other contemporary meansfor prparing for their higher studies.

Though DAMS has largest network of classroom & Test centres across India, by making this tablet available, they have proved that if students could not come to DAMS, DAMS would reach them to lead their way to glory.

The students now can use iDAMS, enjoy their journey to Success and when they reach their destination… relax, look back and smile!!!!