Interview with our topper Dr. Saumya Mishra

Interview with our topper Dr. Saumya Mishra

Dr. Saumya Mishra did her MBBS from M.L.N.M.C. Allahabad

& joined DAMS Crash course

She secured Rank 15 Rank in NIMHANS Exam

DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Saumya Mishra:
I attribute my success to the almighty for his blessings, my family for believing in me and their constant support and Dams family for enabling me to give my best and stretching out their helping hand whenever i needed.

DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr Saumya Mishra:
My parents, family and friends played a pivotal role throughout my journey by boosting my morale each and every time I felt like giving up. They instilled in me their faith which further motivated me to succeed.

DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr Saumya Mishra:
Since my childhood, from the very beginning I had keen interest in becoming a doctor and serving the people.

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 Saumya Mishra:
Although I believed in myself that sooner or later I will achieve what I aspire but yes sometimes negative thoughts do creped in my mind. Nevertheless I tried to overcome them and kept focussed.

DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr Saumya Mishra:
I read subject wise books, platinum notes and my class notes for theory.

DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr Saumya Mishra:
Most productive were MK, AA and across for short subjects.

DAMS: How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr Saumya Mishra:
DAMS played an essential role in my preparation with some of the best teachers guiding throughout the path, helping me proceed in the right direction and DAMS exclusive Club providing current information and brushing up the facts.

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 Saumya Mishra:
Mainly Selective intensive study and extensive study for confusing topics.

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 Saumya Mishra:
 Multiple PG exams helps in raising one’s confidence level and also provides you with alternatives if you couldn’t perform well in any one of them.

DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr Saumya Mishra:
Anatomy, Physiology, SPM, ophthalmology and final year short subjects.

DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr Saumya Mishra:
My strategy was to apply all my knowledge in solving the questions and make logical guesses as well. I attempted all the questions regardless of the negative marking as it is the only right thing to do in a competitive exam where seats are few.

DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr Saumya Mishra:
My preference order for branches is Radiology/Skin/Medicine ( in decreasing order)

DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr Saumya Mishra
: Dr. Sumer Sethi, Surgery Sir, ENT sir, Physio Mam, OBG Mam. I would recommend DAMS to my juniors as here you have a faculty guiding you all the way so that you have an edge over the others.    

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