Interview with Dr. Ayush Jain: Rank 35 in AIPGMEE 2016 & Rank 50 in DNB
Dr. Ayush Jain has secured Rank 35 in AIPGMEE 2016 and Rank 50 in DNB Jan 2016. He has done his MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.
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 61 in AIIMS, Rank 58 in PGI and Rank 10 in JIPMER.
Q. Could you please tell us something about yourself?
Ans. Persued MBBS from MAMC. Father is a Paediatrician, Mother Gynaecologist. Into Music and I sing.
Q. What is the secret of your success?
Ans. Consistent Hard work. I am just another guy. Was just about Average in College. Maybe the consistency paid off.
Q. How was your internship?
Ans. Internship at MAMC is just about adequate, giving us adequate clinical acumen if we want to learn. I learnt a lot in My Medicine, Gynaecology and Anaesthesia postings. It also gives us some, though less time to Study.
Q. When did you seriously start preparing for the entrance exam?
Ans. 1st Jan 2015
Q. How many hours did you study each day? How long do you think students need to prepare for cracking PG medical entrance exams?
Ans. I guess 8-10 hours are enough if we are well clinically equipped, and if we have read well in UG Days.
Q. Which books did you read for the theory part?
Ans. Theory is MUST for PARK, ROBBINS and GANONG
Q. Which books did you read for MCQs revision? Which revision books were the most productive and which were least?
Ans. Anatomy: Arvind Arora, Snells for reference
Physiology: Arvind Arora, Ganong is a Must read
Biochemistry: Arvind Arora, and a Book By Dr. Karthikeyan Pethusamy
Pathology: Dr Devesh Mishra
Pharmacology: Dr Gobind Rai Garg
Microbiology: Arvind Arora
Forensic Medicine: Sumit Seth is the Ultimate book! nothing else required!
Medicine did not read any book, relied on Final year knowledge
Surgery: Arvind Arora, but also go through Bailey and Love
OG IAMS Notes, and rest Final Year knowledge
Paediatrics: Final year knowledge and Ghai is a Must go through
Radiology: Dr Sumer Seti
PSM: Dr Vivek Jain and Plz plz read Park
Other Short Subjects; IAMS Notes.
Q. Which subjects did you focus on?
Ans. Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and PSM
Q. What were your study methods? How many revisions did you do for each subject? Did you make any changes in your study methods in your recent attempts?
Ans. No Specific Study method. Just read and re-read. Revision is the most important thing, Teach Juniors, Co-interns, Participate in Ward rounds, keep discussing with peers.
Q. Did you do any special preparation for image-based questions?
Ans. Do Your Internship well. That’s enough.
Q. What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why? How many do you think you got correct?
Ans. AIIMS I attempted 193 questions.
PGI I did 470 options, which was risky and that’s probably why I didn’t make it
JIPMER I did 243.
Q. Do think there should be a different strategy for preparation of different entrance exams like AIIMS-PG or PGI?
Ans. The only difference is that PGI asks the same topics again and again,s o Previous Year Papers are very important. AIIMS has hardly any repeats whether Indirect or direct. So For PGI do Manoj Chaudhry well, for AIIMS You need a much wider scope, and just read through the previous questions, just in case they get repeated.
Q. Did you join any classes or test series? Was it useful?
Ans. 3rd year I Joined IAMS Foundation course
Internship I did DAMS Test and Discussion Course.
I highly recommend both the Courses in this pattern only.
Q. Who or what influenced you to take up Medicine?
Ans. My Father, the Best Doctor that I have come across!
Q. In which field do you want to specialize in? why?
Ans. I had Initially been interested in Paediatrics, took up MD Paediatrics at JIPMER, after a month I realised I didn’t want to do it, I then have decided to go for MD Radiodiagnosis, wherever I get it.
Q. What seat have you been allotted in counselling? Did you join?
Ans. I was allotted MD Paediatrics at JIPMER.but I resigned after 23 days.
Q. What is your advice to future aspirants?
Ans. Just work hard daily, Hard work always fetches results, and it never ever goes waste.Keep working towards your goal and You will eventually reach it, sooner or later!
All the Best!
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 the 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. Before the NBE Exams I had felt the same thing, but then when I see My Ranks in both DNB and AIPG and also MY Friends ranks, I feel that the Prometric System must be doing something such that the Results are kind of similar to the other Exams like AIIMS PGI JIPMER. I would not comment much on this I have not seen the Trend over years and over a large number of people.
We are ending this interview with our hearty congratulations and best wishes for future to this talented person, Dr. Ayush Jain.