Interview with our topper Dr. Saba Samad Memon



Interview with our topper Dr. Saba Samad Memon
Dr. Saba Samad Memon did her MBBS from SGSMC and joined DAMS
She  secured  Rank 1 IN AIPGE & MAHCET Exam (2013-2014)

 DAMS: Congratulations on securing a good  ranks. What is the secret of your success in this exam?
Dr.Saba:  
Thanks! The secret is consistent hard work, revision. God’s blessings, cool mind at the time of exam and DAMS.
DAMS: How did your parents, family and friends contribute to your success?
Dr.Saba:
My parents form the backbone of my preparation. It’s their prayers and relentless support contributed to my success. Group discussion with friends also helped.
DAMS: Who influenced you to take up Medicine?
Dr.Saba:  
The unfortunate event of my grandmother having myocardial infarction & lack of good doctors in Vasai. The place I grew up made me think of medicine as a career.
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.Saba:  
Yes it does happen. But consistent revision, giving tests really helped.
DAMS:  Which books did you read for the theory part?
Dr.Saba:  
Theory part I had covered in MBBS years – park, ghai, dhingra, Harrison.
DAMS : Which books did you read for MCQ revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Dr.Saba:  
Across vol 1& 2, AA.
DAMS : How important you think was DAMS in your preparation ?
Dr.Saba:  
It had helped me focus on which topics to study solved my doubts and made my notes more complete.
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.Saba:  
Selective intensive during internship and wide extensive during MBBS study.
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.Saba:  
Every exam basically tests the same knowledge only the approach to each matter. So long as various exams are adequately spaced. Each exam will be a revision of all your subjects and so should be given.
DAMS: Which subjects did you focus on?
Dr.Saba:
Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology & PSM.
DAMS: What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Dr.Saba:
A good sleep previous night, calm mind. Take one question at a time. I attempted all the question as there was no negative marking.
DAMS: What do you want to specialize in, why and where?
Dr.Saba:  
MD Medicine because in interest me.
DAMS: Which teachers in DAMS influenced you most and what do you like about DAMS and would recommend to your juniors?
Dr.Saba:
Dr. Sumer Sethi, surgery sir, the faculty of Anatomy, Pathology, Pharmacology, ENT influenced me the most I would definitely recommend DAMS to juniors.  

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