Words from people who excelled...
Short interview of Dr Ashok Chapagain with Online PG Nepal
Dr Ashok Chapagain
(Rank 6, BPKIHS MD/MS Entrance-2018)
MBBS: College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur
OPN: Congratulations Dr Ashok.
Dr Ashok: Thank you very much MDMS Nepal.
OPN: Who would you like to share your credit of success with?
Dr Ashok: My family members.
OPN: Please share your brief story after internship till the PG success day.
Dr Ashok: After finishing my 2 yr scholarship contract, I gave my immediate PG exam, there I was selected to pursue my dream, I joined Dhulikhel Hospital in Department Of Orthopedics. After four months of residency i was selected in Loksewa. I left Dhulikhel to be close to general people in the queue of government hospital (that is an eternal joy) and opted for Loksewa. After 2 years of Loksewa service i appeared in IOM, appeared in counselling but did not opted the seat as i could not get my desired subject. Then, after that I appeared in BPKIHS exam, and got this result. Due to poor time management i missed answering 10 questions that I knew correctly but even then the result was good, so happy that this was possible.
OPN: How much dedicated time you paid for preparation? Was it a self study?
Dr Ashok: For 3 months i was totally devoted to preparation, almost 12hrs a day. Before that it was hard to get free time for study as I was working in periphery and carrying out administrative (Health administrator in municipality) as well as clinical job. But there too, my staffs and mates helped me a lot, especially Dr Milan Sedhai, Dr Suraj Ghimire and Dr Sunita Devkota. I owe them a lot.
OPN: How tough are entrance exams these days? How should an aspirant choose a smart way to excel?
Dr Ashok: Exams are always tough but attitude matters. I left the residency that I already joined, that too in renowned institution like Dhulikhel, with the aim to serve the poor and needy under government service. But i always believed 'I will try hard and get however difficult'. God also helps those who help themselves. Thank God, that was proved.
OPN: What are the resources you used for entrance preparation?
Dr Ashok: Theory: Pathoma Pathology for USMLE, Goljan Pathology, First Aid USMLE; MCQs: Mudit Khanna AIPGMEE, Sharad Chandra.
OPN: What advices would you like to give to future PG aspirants?
Dr Ashok: Just believe that u can do it, work hard, u will get it. Yes, exam is luck but luck comes only to those who work hard.
OPN: 1 month before exam, what shall students focus on?
Dr Ashok: review the already read MCQs and self made notes.
OPN: Any special attention while taking exam? Are silly mistakes unavoidable?
Dr Ashok: Silly mistakes are unavoidable but its size reduces with your toils.
OPN: How can aspirants parallel their PG preparation and job together?
Dr Ashok: Devote few hrs regularly on your studies. Study smart with online exams. Online PG Nepal exam was the best of few I appeared.
OPN: How much helpful wan Online PG Nepal services to you?
Dr Ashok: It was very useful, it’s a huge part of my success. I haven’t missed even a single online exam (though i have given them with fake names to avoid pressure of doing good).
OPN: Anything you would like to share more?
Dr Ashok: I would like to remember three of my academic heroes Dr Rohit Shrestha from Dhulikhel Hospital, Dr Govinda KC and Dr Ben Carson (whose biography Gifted hand shook me a lot). These people are so great, they reflect goodness and greatness.
OPN: Thank you for your precious time. Congratulations once again.
Dr Ashok: Welcome and Thank you very much!!!