Interview with our topper Dr.Rahul Saxena
Dr. Rahul Saxena did his MBBS from MANIPAL COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, POKHARA NEPAL and joined
DAMS MCI Screening Course
He passed MCI Screening March 2013 Examination
DAMS: Congratulation on securing a top rank in MCI Screening. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Rahul Saxena: Regular and intensive study for 3-4 months under guidance from DAMS (essential).
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr. Rahul Saxena: One is fortunate to have a family who treats you like a friend and friends who treat you like family. I am blessed with both. Encouragement and support was always my side.
DAMS: Who influenced you?
Dr. Rahul Saxena: Dr. Sumer Sethi, Ortho Sir, Surgery Sir, Patho Mam, Physio Mam, Pharma Sir and all faculty members at DAMS inspired me to work hard to achieve my goal.
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. Rahul Saxena: At time, I doubted that I would ever clear this exam. Constant motivation and encouragement by Dr. Sumer Sethi the entire faculty at DAMS my family and friend provided me with courage and confidence to conquer my ordeal and achieve my goal.
DAMS: Which notes did you read for the theory part?
Dr. Rahul Saxena: 1. DAMS Golden points
2. DAMS Class notes
3. DAMS questions paper
4. Ishad Aggarwal book (Question book)
DAMS: Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr. Rahul Saxena: For MCQ revision the books I referred to were:
1. DAMS question paper (Most reliable and accurate with answers & explanations.)
2. Ishad Aggarwal revision book for DNB
DAMS: How important you think was DAMS in your preparation?
Dr. Rahul Saxena: DAMS is an integral part of my success in this exam. It is here that I learnt exactly “What” to prepare and most importantly, “How to prepare for this exam. The faculty was impeccable. Most of the tough question could be attempted by concept delivered during lectures. The notes answer to question paper and other material was accurate and thoroughly reviewed. As reliable as a bank.
DAMS: What do you think is the batter way of preparation between selective, intensive and wide, extensive study? What did you choose as your style of studying?
Dr. Rahul Saxena: I believe that the preparation on should be a blend of all these aspects as intensive study of all 19 subject Is Cumbersome. An Intensive Study of Core subject, And Subjective study Of the Less weight age ones. That is where DAMS helped me. It guided me on where to stress and how to manage 19 subjects efficiently.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr. Rahul Saxena: Ophthalmology, PSM, Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr. Rahul Saxena: I attempted all questions
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr. Rahul Saxena: I would love to specialize in surgery.