Informal Teaching is Effective Learning

Cross the hurdle of AIPGMEE with teaching

It is not unusual for candidates to encounter hard to digest topics in subjects like biochemistry, pharmacology, statistics etc when you prepare for your Medical PG Exams. Many areas that needs to be covered for your upcoming AIIMS PG exams can test your ability to retain. The most solid way to learn such topics is by informal teaching.

 The most effective way to really understand something difficult is to try to teach it to someone else. 

Informal teaching is a relaxed way of learning by helping others. This could be done with friends, on G2M chat park and in AIPGMEE study groups. You could also explain things to anyone who is willing to listen including a non-medic spouse. Teaching others removes the illusion of learning or what is known as self-deceit where people convince themselves that they understood the topic. Answering questions and doubts on WhatsApp chat park and during discussions is an effective method of learning. There is no reason for one to shy away!

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HYT 042 – Parotid Tumour & Other Pathology

There are 29 AIPGMEE MCQs, 18 AIIMS  and 31 DNB CET MCQs for you to revise today with the keyword ‘Parotid ‘ on Platinum access.

We recommend that you be thorough with the G2M HYTs due to their high probability of repeats. Read the explanations well because you may find new questions from those areas in your AIIMS PG and AIPGMEE exams. 

Answer the MCQs below and see the popular answers. Don’t forget to check the correct answers and explanations.

Warthin's tumour is:
An adenolymphoma of parotid gland
113 Candidates
A pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid
33 Candidates
A carcinoma of the parotid
2 Candidates
A carcinoma of submandibular salivary gland
5 Candidates
ALL of the following statements regarding pleomorphic adenoma are TRUE, EXCEPT:
It is the most common neoplasm of salivary gland
5 Candidates
It does not undergo malignant transformation
101 Candidates
Surgical excision is the treatment of choice
11 Candidates
Radiation can be used to control recurrent pleomorphic adenomas
12 Candidates
The MOST common malignant neoplasm of the salivary gland is:
Acinic cell carcinoma
4 Candidates
Adenoid cystic carcinoma
18 Candidates
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
102 Candidates
Polymorphous adenocarcinoma
2 Candidates

The references for the above questions were from the following:

Q1) Butt F. Chapter 18. Benign Diseases of the Salivary Glands. In: Lalwani AK. eds. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, 3e

Q2) Kemp WL, Burns DK, Brown TG. Chapter 14. Gastrointestinal Pathology. In:Kemp WL, Burns DK, Brown TG. eds. Pathology: The Big Picture.

Q3) Wein RO, Chandra RK, Leemans C, Weber RS. Disorders of the Head and Neck. In: Brunicardi F, Andersen DK, Billiar TR, Dunn DL, Hunter JG, Matthews JB, Pollock RE. eds. Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, 10e.

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G2M High Yielding Topics for Medical PG will cover the most important, frequently repeated and the most likely topics and new advances in a series. G2M H-Y-T series offers guidance for AIPGMEE 2016, AIIMS May 2015, AIIMS Nov 2015 and DNB 2015 exams and leads to use the platinum access.

How to use platinum access to cover High Yielding Topic (H-Y-T) 042: Parotid tumors?

You can create a ‘MY TOPIC‘ in the study panel and name it ‘Parotid Tumors AIPG’ or ‘Parotid Tumors AIIMS’. Use keyword search to create a HYT. Search for ‘Parotid ’ and click create test. This will be saved a HYT for your future revision too. Get platinum access instant subscribe. 

How to create HYTs on Study Panel for AIPGMEE, AIIMS PG and DNB exams?

Make sure you have selected AIIMS, AIPGMEE or DNB as package on Study Panel. 

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Step 1: On study panel click on My Topics (My Tests). 

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Step 2: Click Create New

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Step 3: Give Test Name ‘Parotid Tumors AIPG’. Type under keyword filter ‘Parotid’. You have 29 questions today on Parotid Tumors for AIPGMEE alone. Do the same for AIIMS and DNB later.

Note: Keyword is Parotid

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Step 4: Generate Exam will save your topic for future.

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This article is about teaching others whilst preparing for your AIPGMEE, AIIMS PG and DNB examinations. Teaching is the most effective way of learning hard-to-grasp topics. 

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