Interview with our topper Dr. Sankalp Dudeja

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.

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