10 Top Medical PG Preparation Tips for Medical Interns and House Surgeons

Medical PG Preparation Tips for InternsPlanning your PG preparation around Medical Internship Postings:

Medical Internship is a period of hardships and dilemma for most medical PG entrance candidates. The dilemma is of improving your clinical skills, knowledge and experience against not having enough time for PG exam preparation during medical internship or house surgeon postings. Yes, a competent doctor should have excellent procedural skills and gain hands-on experience in a range of specialities and settings. This will eventually help to narrow down the speciality of your choice. On the other hand if you can’t find time for your PG preparation it has a detrimental effect on your chances in acquiring a speciality of your choice for the following 2 reasons.

  1. A big chunk of your learning can go hand-in-hand with your internship or house surgeon postings. This is great way to assimilate and consolidate information. Knowledge and skills, theory and practicals all together helps retention long-term.
  2. Academic contacts are important part of candidate’s motivation for Medical PG preparation. During your rotatory internship you have the company of many of your seniors and peers who could help your learning. This is not the same after the post-internship period.

10 Top Tips for Medical Interns and House Surgeons for Medical PG Entrance Exam Preparation in India.

  1. Planning is the Tip No. 1. Get your medical rotatory internship schedule early. When do you have your busy internship postings? Near to Exams or Early? This will determine how to plan your preparation. Read about note taking for medical PG here.
  2. All successful candidates admit that a good 2 year period of preparation is necessary for medical PG entrance success. This should ideally start with your final year MBBS exam preparation.
  3. Plan to cover all 19 subjects. It is best to divide the subjects to 3 tiers for your medical PG preparation during internship. Clinical, Preclinical (3rd Year) and Basic Subjects (1st year and 2nd year).
  4. Make sure that you read the same clinical speciality of your postings. This will bring practice and theory together. Make sure you read standard text and mostly around the high yield topics.
  5. Read one pre-clinical and/or basic subject during your posting. This is the time to improve your knowledge of subjects from the first 3 years of your MBBS. Avoiding this will be a costly mistake. Make a plan well ahead. You have more time for this during the less busy internship postings.
  6. MCQs first. Then reading text. Then MCQs again. This approach is adopted by many successful candidates because it helps to know what to read and what to focus on. An initial quick browsing of the MCQs is important. During medical internship you are prone to read what helps your practice. MCQs will shift your orientation to what applies for your success is PG entrance exams. You could use  Rapid Test for this purpose.
  7. All you have is quality ‘few’ hours. Unlike the repeaters internship candidates do not have 8 hours per day to prepare. All you need is a protected 2-3 hours of quality time per day. This is time away from everything including social media and mobile chats. It is good to take part in G2M whatsapp groups but it is best done outside the protected time.
  8. Take part in all live mock tests using web and mobile apps. There is no substitute for practice. Attending mock test series regularly helps you to know your weak subjects and topics. If you have access to internet    you could do medical PG entrance preparation mock test series with a laptop. If not you could use mobile apps to do live mock tests during your postings. G2M Mock Tests on web and mobiles are designed to give you access 24/7 during the period of mock exam. There is no better tool for medical interns and house surgeons. Read more about learning with Apps here.
  9. Final month of exam preparation is very important for house surgeons. This is when you reach the zenith of your entrance preparation. Here both exploration and consolidation are important. Read more about 30-days preparation for AIPGMEE.
  10. Keep the fire in your belly! Physical tiredness can be cut down by not doing unnecessary things during your medical internship. Good diet, light exercise and vitamin supplements would help.

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HYT 044 – Conjunctivitis

There are 42 AIPGMEE MCQs, 34 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.

Which of the following is NOT a feature of ligneous conjunctivitis?
It occurs unilaterally
151 Candidates
It is predominantly seen in women
11 Candidates
It is a form of recurrent membranous conjunctivitis
16 Candidates
It may be associated with vulvovaginitis
18 Candidates
All of the following strains of adenovirus are known to cause Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, EXCEPT:
10 Candidates
51 Candidates
114 Candidates
24 Candidates
Presence of large cobblestone papillae in the conjunctiva indicate:
Viral conjunctivitis
3 Candidates
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
5 Candidates
Atopic keratoconjunctivitis
9 Candidates
Vernal keratoconjunctivitis
204 Candidates

The references for the above questions were from the following:

Q1) Nijm LM, Garcia-Ferrer FJ, Schwab IR, Augsburger JJ, Corrêa ZM. Chapter 5. Conjunctiva & Tears. In: Riordan-Eva P, Cunningham ET, Jr. eds. Vaughan & Asbury’s General Ophthalmology, 18e

Q2) Riordan-Eva P. Disorders of the Eyes & Lids. In: Papadakis MA, McPhee SJ, Rabow MW. eds. Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2015.

Q3) Braverman R. Eye. In: Hay WW, Jr., Levin MJ, Deterding RR, Abzug MJ. eds.CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Pediatrics, 22e

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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) 044: Conjunctivitis?

You can create a ‘MY TOPIC‘ in the study panel and name it ‘Conjunctivitis AIPG’ or ‘Conjunctivitis AIIMS’. Use keyword search to create a HYT. Search for ‘Conjunctivitis ’ 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 ‘Conjunctivitis AIPG’. Type under keyword filter ‘Conjunctivitis’. You have 42 questions today on Conjunctivitis for AIPGMEE alone. Do the same for AIIMS and DNB later.

Note: Keyword is Conjunctivitis



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



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