Interview with our topper Dr.Shampa Mishra

Interview with our topper Dr.Shampa Mishra
Dr. Shampa Mishra did her MBBS from BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal and joined DAMS

She  secured  Rank 1960 IN AIPGMEE 2014 Exam

DAMS: Congratulations on securing a  good  ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr. Shampa Mishra: Hard work, subject guides, strict time table, revisions, DAMS exclusive club, awesome DAMS faculties.

DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr. Shampa Mishra: Helped me a lot. Guidance, support, encouragement. Couldn’t have done it without them.

DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr. Shampa Mishra: My own decision. Was fascinated by the field.

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. Shampa Mishra:  yes. May a times. Dropped. Secured only 44% in 2012. 19000 rank in neet 2013. 1960 in aipg 2014. But didnt let self doubt come in way of my prep. Kept working. Took up iDAMS in 2012. Awesome course. Videos, notes. Started it late. So didn’t fare well in 2013. Hard work finally paid off in 2014.

DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr. Shampa Mishra: All subject guides. Many times. DAMS notes. DAMS tests. DAMS exclusive club ques discussion helped immensely in revision. Couldn’t have done it without the constant support by the amazing dams faculty. owe it to them.

DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr. Shampa Mishra: NEET subject guides by Arvind Arora were useful. Got hold of them late. Couldn’t revise much. All subject guides by arvind arora, ophthal by ruchi rai mam, radio by sumer sir, DAMS notes.

DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr. Shampa Mishra: very important. Very crucial. In terms of guidance and support. Right answers by the faculty. DAMS club, faculty always answering the ques. The encouragement and kind words! DAMS is like family.

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. Shampa Mishra: Selective, intensive. Very imp. Multiple revisions. Multiple tests. Identifying and Revising areas and subjects you are weak at. many times.

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. Shampa Mishra: we can complain about the system, or just work very hard, give as many tests, entrances as we can afford (coz pvt. Institutes too costly) just be at it, work hard, be sincere, know your strengths, work on your weaknesses, and give every exam seriously, you never know what will click.

DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr. Shampa Mishra:  Anat, Physio, Biochm, mine were weak and they carry a lot of weight-age. Surgery, medicine. Psm- very scoring. Identifying your weak areas/sub imp and then working on them..

DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr. Shampa Mishra: keep cool, meditate, pray. Do your best. Rest-6 hrs atleast. Even if can’t sleep, rest. Attempted all questions. Applied logic. No negative marking, so didn’t want to take a chance..

DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr. Shampa Mishra: 
Dermatology..Wherever I get. Like the subject. Has good scope. 
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr. Shampa Mishra:  Sumer sir. Just amazing! Someday i’d like to join DAMS as faculty. All teachers are so inspiring! ENT sir. He was the first person in 2012 whose iDAMS video really motivated me to give it my all. Opthal faculty, always helping on the club. OBG faculty most amazing Gynae possible! All the teachers..
i’d recommend DAMS to all my juniors because I don’t think it’s possible to crack this immensely tough pg entrance without the dams guidance..

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