Interview with our topper Dr. Mayank Bansal
Dr Mayank Bansal did his MBBS from Christian Medical College, Ludhaina and joined DAMS T&D 3 Regd no DL00780
He secured Rank 18th IN Punjab PMET 2012 Exam
DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Mayank Bansal : Consistence hard work, guidance of DAMS teachers and seniors.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr. Mayank Bansal : Contributions of parents is un explainable in words. Today where I am is just because of my parents, family and friends. They have been a great support and pillar of strength in my life.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr. Mayank Bansal : My father.
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. Mayank Bansal : Never, as DAMS was always there at my back. My friends and family helped me to wash out negative thoughts out of my mind
DAMS: Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr. Mayank Bansal : Gobind Rai Pharmacology, Rachna Chaurisia Micro, Arvind Arora Pathology, Amits Ashish Medicine & Surgery, Soumya Shukla Short Subjects & DAMS class notes
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr. Mayank Bansal : Amit Ashish & Mudit Khanna most productive
DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr. Mayank Bansal : very important, it helped me to prepare well and clear my basics by taking lots of tests by dividing the syllabus into parts
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. Mayank Bansal : wide extensive study in MBBS & selective intensive study in Internship
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. Mayank Bansal : One should focus on one or two exams and should give as many exams as it helps to overcome the phobia.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr. Mayank Bansal : Medicine, Pharm, Micro
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr. Mayank Bansal : 280 out of 300 and no particular strategy but to remain cool and calm
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr. Mayank Bansal : Medicine
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr. Mayank Bansal : Dr. Sumer Sethi Radiology & Dr. Siddarth Paediatrics & Dr. Varun Gupta , Pharma & Dr. Rajiv ENT