Rashida IGGMC Topper

1.Congratulations on achieving such an amazing feat.   Tell  us  a  bit  about  yourself. Please  also  tell  us  your individual  marks  in  each subject.

1. I am Rashida Jawadwala from Mumbai doing my MBBS from Indira Gandhi Govt Medical College,

2.So, when all of  this  is  new  and the  rest  of  us  are  still  busy  figuring the  head and tail  of  the  subject,  how  did you tackle  and master  the  syllabus?

2. Initially it was overwhelming for me as well, then I focused on staying abreast with what was going
on in the class and understanding the topic.

3.Did you have  a  set  schedule, a time  table  that  you stuck to?  What  were  the  daily  hours  that  you put in self study  ?

3. Yes I did fixed schedule. I tried to tackle two subjects in a day and put in a 6 hrs a day at a maximum.

4.Did you have  a  different  methodology  of  tackling  the  subjects?  Any  special  notes  that  you prepared?

4. For Anatomy, diagrams helped a lot and for Physiology flow charts helped in understanding the
sequence of events and recollection became easier.

5.Do you have any  special  pointers  for  specific  subjects?  The  do’s  and don’ts  of  it?

5. I tried not to neglect biochemistry as it tends overlooked generally.

6.Was there  any  help  that  you acquired while  exam  preparation?  Like  any  visual  aids  any  professional guidance?  Or  those  little  tit  bits  that  the  professors  tell  us  but  none  other than the  toppers  pay  attention to? Please  share  with us.

6. When we attend lectures we hear the professors' point of view of those aspects which are important
and we might miss them.

7.How vital  is  the  Question bank during  exams?  Does  it  come  highly  recommended  or  you advice  thorough reading  of  the  text  and having confound knowledge  of  the  subject?

7. Question bank should be referred to only 15 days before exams. A thorough knowledge of the text is
absolutely essential.

8.How do you propose  the  students study and what kind  of  discipline  should be  followed during  exam  time?

8. During exams I only studied the highlighted points and the notes I had prepared. I tried to cover as
many topics that I could before exams.

9.Could you give  some  important  pointers  on  Exam  writing skills?  And also  how  should  one  prepare  for  a practical  exam?

9. For anatomy diagrams are a must. For practicals stress on the clinically important topics

 10.So, do you have  any  parting thoughts?  Like  disclosing that  secret  mantra  that  you  chanted  or  that  special brand of  energy  drink  you savoured?  Just  .seriously  though..anything at  all?

10. The name of my savoured energy drink is HARDWORK. That's the only thing that carries you through.
Thank you.

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