Interview with our topper Dr. Parminder Singh Manghera
Dr. Parminder Singh Manghera did his MBBS from GMC Patiala
& joined DAMS Chandigarh Regd no CHRC2011A
He secured Rank 14 in Punjab PG & Rank 232 IN AIPGE 2012
Rank 62 IN PGI Chandigarh May 2012 Exam
DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good rank. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Parminder Singh Manghera: first of all i would like to thank God, my parents, my friends at GMC Patiala without their support this would have been possible. hard work and timely revision helped me to achieve good rank.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr. Parminder Singh Manghera: They have been very supportive throughout my preparation.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr. Parminder Singh Manghera: My father and Elder Sister.
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. Parminder Singh Manghera: During early phase early moment was spent in doubt however things become more comfortable later on.
DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr. Parminder Singh Manghera: harrison, lippincott biochem, and other usual undergraduate books.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr. Parminder Singh Manghera: 10 years MK and AA and Manoj Chaudary for PGI across were least productive. Sparsh Gupta for Pharma was most productive.
DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr. Parminder Singh Manghera: DAMS class notes helped to revise faster and grand test helped to know about 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. Parminder Singh Manghera: selective intensive is better during internship but during UG one should study extensively.
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. Parminder Singh Manghera: its matter of time concept of single exam is new its pros and cons will be decided later on...
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr. Parminder Singh Manghera: Medicine, Surgery, Patho, Pharma & short subjects.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr. Parminder Singh Manghera: to mark optimum questions not to attempt blind guesses in all India I attempted 266/300 and in PGI around 239/250.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr. Parminder Singh Manghera: currently I have taken admission in MD Medicine at SMS MC Jaipur final will be decided after PGI counseling.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr. Parminder Singh Manghera: Dams classes really helped the lot. All teachers are good but Dr Sumer Sethi, Surgey, Pharma, Paeds, Patho, ENT are extremely good.