Interview with our topper Dr. Siddharth Dubey
Dr. Siddharth Dubey did his MBBS from MGM Indore & joined DAMS Indore
He secured Rank 14 IN AIIMS May 2012
DAMS: Congratulations on securing good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr.Siddharth Dubey: Proper Guidance, hard work, & a bit of luck too.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr.Siddharth Dubey: Parents were very co-operative & always believed me & in whatever i did. Friends helped during combined studies & discussions.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr.Siddharth Dubey: I took Ortho & my father influenced me a lot.
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.Siddharth Dubey: Luckily never because when you start doubting your abilities, its the time you are out of the race.
DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr.Siddharth Dubey: Grays (student’s edition), Ganong, Park, CMDT, DAMS Notes, Class Notes etc......
DAMS: Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr.Siddharth Dubey: Arvind Arora, may be most productive & across may be least productive (but the only option for some subjects).
DAMS: How important you think was DAMS in your preparation?
Dr.Siddharth Dubey: Well quite important because it was the period when I started my preparation & a proper guidance at that time.
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.Siddharth Dubey: Due to time constrains I feel selective study is better option.
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.Siddharth Dubey: Appearing in too much of exams without focussing on your target institute could sometimes be hazardous, I feel it is better to choose the exams of your choice & prepare accordingly because pattern of preparation do differ in many of the exams.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr.Siddharth Dubey: I feel it is better to focus on your week subjects but only when you are in a position to decide them, till then its better to give impatience to all of them. Mine were Opthal & Ortho.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr.Siddharth Dubey: My strategy was to first attempt as many questions which I could confidently avoiding minus marking. I attempted 186 questions.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr.Siddharth Dubey: Orthopaedics, I always wanted to from AIIMS.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr.Siddharth Dubey: Dr.Sumer Sethi sir, Paediatrics, Surgery, ENT, Opthal faculties.
DAMS provide a platform where you can get expert guidance, Notification, you can have your doubts cleared, and a competitive atmosphere to judge your preparation & all what you want during your preparation.