Interview with our topper Dr.Sankalp Dudeja
Dr.Sankalp Dudeja did his MBBS from AIIMS and joined DAMS
He secured Rank 94 in AIIMS May 2012 & 53 in AIPG 2012 Exam
DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr.Sankalp Dudeja: There is no secret as such. Hard work and self confidence did it for me.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr.Sankalp Dudeja: They had a major role to play. My parents and friends were the pillars of support all through my preparation.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr.Sankalp Dudeja: My father, Who is a doctor himself, inspired me towards medicine.
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.Sankalp Dudeja: Yes there were such moments of course but my parents support pulled me through.
DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr.Sankalp Dudeja: Harrison for medicine, Bailey for surgery, op Ghai for pediations. Dr. JB Sharma’s book for obstetrics and other standard text books.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr.Sankalp Dudeja: Amit Ashish and Mudit khanna for previous year papers. Gobind garg and across for subject wise.
DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr.Sankalp Dudeja: I joined DAMS Grand test series which i think was very useful.
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.Sankalp Dudeja: Well, I mainly opted for selective intensive study (keeping in mind my poor memory skills i could not afford extensive 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.Sankalp Dudeja: They have NEET PG from this year onwards.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr.Sankalp Dudeja: Medicine, Pathology and Pharmacology, I think area the major chunk. Small subjects like forensics, Anaesthesia, dermatology etc. are also important.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr.Sankalp Dudeja: I attempted 299 questions. I thought i should attack each question. I marked the answer even if i could rule out one option.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr.Sankalp Dudeja: not yet decided. I am confused bin Radiology. Dermatology and paediatrics.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr.Sankalp Dudeja: I didn’t join the classroom course at DAMS. So, I don’t have any idea about the faculty. I once attended a seminar on ‘how to crack PG Entrance’ by Dr. Sumer Sethi at ALLMS and found that quite inspiring.