Interview with our topper Dr. Rahul Baweja

Interview with our topper  Dr. Rahul Baweja
Dr. Rahul Baweja did his MBBS from MAMC, Delhi and joined DAMS T & D course
He secured Rank 2 IN DNB CET Aug 2013 Exam

DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Rahul Baweja:
I always believed that if I worked hard and in the right way then the PG entrance exam cannot stop me from achieving my goal. I tried to clear my concepts first an than supported to mcqs.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr. Rahul Baweja:
My parents have been a huge support .They played the most important role in my success. I feel blessed having such loving and caring parents.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr. Rahul Baweja:  
Nobody did actually, I come from a business family and it was my own decision. This profession had always fascinated me.
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 Baweja:
Many times but my parents and my belief in myself helped me sail through the tough time.
DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr. Rahul Baweja:
I always used to rely on standard text books like Harrison, Ganong, robins etc. There is no confession after going through standard text.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr. Rahul Baweja:
For MCQs, AA & MK were very good but as I said clearing concepts is most important. I revised my notes thoroughly.

DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr. Rahul Baweja:
It was very important. The test and discussion series is very well organized and it is the only way to complete you syllabus. Discussions by the faculties are awesome and 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. Rahul Baweja:
I think selective study helps but it’s really important to know what is important & what is not .We should waste our time on study thing that are not relevance.

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. Rahul Baweja:
AIIMS &PGI are definitely tougher and people get through these exams but luck factor is important, that whole exams like All India and DNB come as a relief to most us.

DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr. Rahul Baweja:
All subjects are important but I think one should focus in physiology, pathology, medicine as they are the basics. Short subjects are always deciding your rank and of course PSM.

DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr. Rahul Baweja:
I did revise a few things before the exam which are always confusing. I attempted all the questions because there was no negative marking.

DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr. Rahul Baweja:  
I want to specialize in radiology that has been my dream. I would to do DNB Radiodiagnosis from Delhi or Mumbai.

DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr. Rahul Baweja:
Dr Sumer Sethi has been the biggest inspiration. The way he has handled his career is extremely commendable and is team is also very dedicating & helpful. I look a lot of help from OBG mam, Opthal sir and Medicine sir in DAMS Exclusive club. I recommend to be regular with a test and discussion pattern. This way you can easily complete course & you get one complete weak for a particular subject with I feel is enough.   

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