Interview with our topper Dr. JUJHAR SINGH
Dr.JUJHAR SINGH did his MBBS from MAMC & joined DAMS T & D
He secured Rank 10 IN PGI Chandigarh Exam May 2012
Rank 51 IN AIIMS MAY 2012
DAMS: Congratulations on securing good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr.Jujhar Singh: It’s all due to god`s blessings, my strong family support & caring friends. Hard work if done consistently & smartly always pays off!
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr.Jujhar Singh: They are the real pillars of my life. They experienced my stress more than myself & supported me all way along one of the toughest phases of a medico`s life.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr.Jujhar Singh: My Grandfather..... my Inspiration!
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.Jujhar Singh: Every single day was like a battle but family , DAMS Faculty & regular hard work gave me confidence to achieve my ultimate goal.
DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr.Jujhar Singh: I read AA & MK PLUS Manoj Chaudhary for PGI. For reference I read Harrison, sabiston , robbins , katzung , ananthanarayan.
DAMS: Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr.Jujhar Singh: Again focussed on previous 10 yr papers. MK, AA were most productive & across though an excellent book but has many mistakes was less productive.
DAMS: How important you think was DAMS in your preparation?
Dr.Jujhar Singh: DAMS FACULTY esp. Sumer sir, surgery sir was all gr8 source of motivation & grand tests by DAMS helped a lot to assess my own performance. All T&D classes were excellent.
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.Jujhar Singh: I have always preferred selective intensive style of study coz sky is the limit when it comes to entrance exams & it’s better to focus on imp topics.
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.Jujhar Singh: Multiple PG exams are very imp coz nobody except few can perform to best of their abilities every day. If a person has a bad day in one exam, he can always bounce back. But then it is also stressful to prepare for every exam in a new way. So it’s like a two edged sword!
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr.Jujhar Singh: I focussed on medicine, pathology, pharma, micro & all remaining short subjects.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr.Jujhar Singh: Strategy was to minimise silly mistakes as much as possible. I attempted all questions in PGI & marked around 480 options. As negative marking is high in PGI & calculated risks should be taken.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr.Jujhar Singh: I wanted to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon & that’s what I have got at prestigious PGI Chandigarh.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr.Jujhar Singh: Dr Sumer Sethi is undoubtly the best teacher & a gr8 source of inspiration for all pg aspirants. His approach to teach is seasoned & it was a privilege to attend his classes, Surgery sir was also good & so was peads. All teachers gave their best while teaching.