Interview: Dr. Rohit Anand, Rank 428 in AIPGMEE 2015
Dr. Rohit Anand has secured Rank 428 in AIPGMEE 2015. He has done his MBBS from JN medical college, Belgaum.
Q. In what year did you pass out your MBBS (Completion of Internship)?
Q. What were your MBBS percentage marks (aggregate or final year) ?
Q. What ranks had you secured in any previous PG medical entrance exams you gave?
Ans. Rank 254 in DNB July, Rank 189 in DNB January, Rank 69 in KCET, Rank 81 in JIPMER, Rank 7800 in AIPGMEE 2014 and Rank 1020 in COMEDK.
Q. Could you please tell us something about yourself?
Ans. From a family of doctors, I am an average, fun-loving guy.
No major awards or scholarships.
Q. What is the secret of your success?
Ans. Smart work .
I planned my 1st read and revisions carefully, then reassessed at intervals and planned accordingly. Kept myself updated with the changing trends and patterns.
Hardwork without the right direction is pointless.
Q. How was your internship?
Ans. Internship was hectic. But somehow managed classes at IAMS. Didn’t get to study much but cleared my basics.
Q. When did you seriously start preparing for the entrance exam?
Ans. April 2014.
Q. How many hours did you study each day?
Ans. 10-12 hrs each day. 14 hrs/day in the last 2 months.
Q. Which books did you read for the theory part?
Ans. Solved MCQ books, mostly Arvind Arora except
PSM – Vivek Jain
Pathology and Pharmacology – Gobind Rai Garg
Obsterics & Gyneacology – Bojani
Medicine – Mudit Khanna
plus IAMS class notes
Watched biochemistry videos for USMLE, they were very helpful.
Q. Which books did you read for MCQs revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Ans. Read theory from MCQ books, revised it thrice, didn’t go for anything fancy, stuck to basics.
I knew my limitations so focused more on revising basics rather than stuffing myself with unnecessary information.
Q. Which subjects did you focus on?
Ans. 1st yr and 2nd yr subjects, PSM and short subjects.
Q. What were your study methods? How many revisions did you do for each subject?
Ans. I had done IAMS coaching during internship, so had class notes.
Mostly did self-study when I took the drop, stuck to notes and MCQ books.
Q. What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why?
Ans. On the exam day , I tried to keep calm and stay focused when it is easy to be distracted by what is happening around you.
I attempted all questions.
Q. Did you join any classes or test series? Was it useful?
Ans. IAMS regular and DAMS online test series.
Q. Who or what influenced you to take up Medicine?
Ans. The idea of being a life saver, few people get to be a part of such a fulfilling and noble profession.
Q. In which field do you want to specialize in? why?
Ans. MD general medicine because of the vastness of it, you can never get bored, there is so much to learn, plus the respect you get as a physician.
Q. What seat have you been allotted in counselling? Did you join?
Ans. I have been allotted MD Medicine in King George Medical College, Lucknow
Q. What is your advice to future aspirants?
Ans. To be successful in life you either need inspiration or desperation.
Luckily, I had both.
So work hard, give it all, cut yourself from friends, family,etc. You need a single minded devotion to achieve success.
Plan on doing Smart work, regular revisions is the key.
Q. Indian PG entrances are highly competitive, so to crack them students end up in appearing for multiple PG exams with some of them having same exam with different slots and papers , please extend your views on this and their pros and cons of appearing in multiple PG entrances.
Ans. We have to do our part, not worry about the things we do not control.
Yes, there are different papers and different time slots but if we work hard, success is guaranteed.
We are ending this interview with our hearty congratulations and best wishes for future to this talented person, Dr. Rohit Anand.