A sip of water feels like heaven to a thirsty throat, while a meal soothes a hungry stomach. Similarly, medicine and medical therapies provide assistance for all main ailments and malfunctions of the human body.
Similarly, while embarking on a demanding professional path, devotion and drive can help you overcome any difficulties, whether they are related to tests, FMGE Exam preparation, specific subject preparation. The same is true for preparing image-based questions, clinical subjects as well as non-clinical subjects.
The good old days are gone where the MCI screening exam was primarily comprised of one-liners. The MCI screening exam format has altered significantly in recent years, and many students believe that FMGE is the new NEET PG. The complexity of FMGE tests is growing year after year. With this development, students must adopt an integrated study strategy to compete and thrive in their FMGE preparation.
Since its establishment, we at the PREPLADDER have been devoted to supporting medical professionals and MBBS students in getting a thorough grasp of medical education for different tests such as the FMGE (MCI) screening exam, the USMLE, the MBBS undergraduate exam, and the NEET PG exam along with the INI CET exam.
In this post, we will discuss three significant criteria that are important for FMGE preparation and, if followed correctly, will help you clear FMGE on the first try.
3- TIPS FOR PASSING FMGE IN THE FIRST ATTEMPT
- SYLLABUS: Cover all the 19 subjects and learn them from a clinical standpoint.
- NOTES: Taking notes is critical since it saves you a lot of time during last-minute preparation.
- EXAMS: In order to enhance your study strategy, evaluate yourself by taking exams (subject-wise tests, mini grand tests, mock tests, and so on).
Cover all 19 subjects (Subjective knowledge and clinical aspects).
The most typical error made by the aspirants is focusing on only a few subjects that they believe are important. It is necessary for an FMGE aspirant not to be selective about the syllabus and to cover all 19 subjects because the changing exam pattern requires a comprehensive understanding of all medical concepts.
In this circumstance, you cannot afford to lose even one point.
The easiest strategy to finish the course is to study medical ideas conceptually. Whereas a more in-depth study of the issue will orient you more towards the clinical part of it.
Reading a subject from an integrated perspective helps you recall the notion while also covering other aspects of the same subject.
Look at the image below; if the cardiovascular system is read from an integrated perspective that includes the anatomy of CVS, PATHOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY, AND INTERNAL MEDICINE, it will help you to connect all the adjoining subjects simultaneously.
With the changing times and trends, where masses of information is available at the touch and click of a single button, students frequently become perplexed and turn to more than one study method and materials like class notes, senior notes, review books for a given topic.
You should not be concerned with someone else’s opinion of a subject or book at this time, and you should remain focused on your course.
It is important for an FMGE aspirant to keep notes; taking notes is quite valuable because it saves your precious time during the last-minute preparation.
Make it a habit to take notes both subject-wise and chapter-wise from the start of your preparation.
Handwritten notes are often preferred, and they may be utilized as a reference guide during revision.
The examinations are the most important part of one’s preparation; being correct and analytical offers you a tiny advantage in the exams.
To enhance your study techniques, evaluate yourself by taking exams which may be in form of subject-wise tests, mini grand tests, mock exams, etc.
It is vital for you to take appropriate exams in order to stay on track and recognize your skills and weaknesses.
Exams help you prepare for the final test which means the exact pattern of FMGE.
During revision, read over prior test papers and try to answer them in order to have a thorough comprehension of a subject.
To evaluate and analyze your performance, make effective and efficient use of technology. According to the report, 81% of the students claim that digital tools have helped them in improving their grades.
Take exams and MCQs on various topics to improve your performance. Get real-time feedback and work on it to stay on track.
NOTES ARE YOUR BEST BUDDIES-
On the internet and various other apps, there are several publications and materials available. There is no comparison between self-study and notes prepared independently but the notes prepared by PREPLADDER faculty are far apart. These notes will come in help during preparation and revision.
WHAT MAKES PREPLADDER UNIQUE FOR FMGE PREPARATION?
PREPLADDER is the best option for FMGE. It is the greatest platform in the market. The brainchild of PREPLADDER is the combination of faculties of over 2 decades of expertise combined with cutting-edge technology.
It incorporates elements such as ease of access, time management, inverted classrooms, and leader boards/ newsfeed while retaining the essence of the knowledge and skill gained through assisting countless PG candidates over the previous years in becoming competent doctors.
The whole MCI Screening exam preparation course is delivered in LIVE CLASSROOMS, which students can access at any time using the PREPLADDER APP.
All 19 disciplines are taught by qualified professors with great expertise of about 15-20 years.
Classes and notes for the MCI exam concentrate on concept development.
GIVE WINGS TO YOUR DREAMS
Follow the notes and crack your exams.
Harrison is not believed to be a poor yield, but the fact is that going through the chapters takes a long time, and edits are not available.
So, the greatest and best thing you can do is watch the videos and study the notes of Dr. DEEPAK MARWAH sir’s PREPLADDER MEDICINE. He is an amazing teacher who would urge you to completely follow his notes.
The book COMPLETE REVIEW OF MEDICINE for NBE is written by Dr. DEEPAK MARWAH.
- In terms of content, recent questions, including those from the AIIMS examinations, have also been added to it.
- The chapters on hepatology, rheumatology, endocrinology, and kidney disorders have been revised.
- There is now more information about numerous illnesses.
- All Harrison 20th edition and CMDT 2018 changes have also been incorporated.
- This is the only book that covers the greatest amount of ECGs, EEGs, and Spirometry analyses.
- Diagnostic algorithms in concept describe the chapter’s key topics for readers.
However, after reviewing his notes, you will be able to ace the medicine questions in the MCI exam.
Pathology is the study of illness from a functional, biochemical, molecular, cellular, tissue, and immunological standpoint. Because pathology is such a broad subject, the aspirants find it difficult to prepare for the FMGE exam. However, to clear your exam, you just cannot afford to disregard this subject.
At PREPLADDER, Dr. SPARSH GUPTA has made pathology very easy to understand in his book IMPORTANT TOPICS IN PATHOLOGY.
The underwritten table will enlighten you on the most significant pathology topics as advised by Dr. SPARSH GUPTA.
||· Patterns of irreversible cell injury, free radical injury, and pigmentation
||Genetic mechanism of carcinogenesis
||Anemia and iron profiles
Bleeding disorders classification & diagnosis
Leukemia and lymphomas
||Mode of inheritance
Techniques for diagnosis of genetic disorders
Obstructive & restrictive lung diseases
Immune deficiency diseases
Ischemic heart disease
||Nephrotic & nephritic syndromes
|Male & female genital tract
||Cancers with histological findings
||Thyroid disorders and histology
Pathology is a high-scoring subject that requires careful preparation. Have a firm grasp on the aforementioned topics. Make sure to go over these topics again a few days before your exam.
Pharmacology is the discipline of medicine and biology that is concerned with medications and pharmacological action, as well as how their use impacts disease prevention and treatment.
Understanding the syllabus is critical when studying for the FMGE exam because it allows you to calculate the quantity of information you need to cover and the length of time you have available with you.
We have identified the important aspects that should not be overlooked at any cost. The chart below illustrates the topics and sub-topics that should be revised.
IMPORTANT TOPICS OF PHARMACOLOGY ARE AS FOLLOWS-
||Pre-clinical trials & clinical trials
Inducers, inhibitors of Cyp Enzymes
|Autonomic nervous system & peripheral nervous system
||Receptors & blockers
||Anti-psychotics & novel antidepressants
Opioids & partial antagonists
|Cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory system
||Anti-arrhythmic & anti-angina drugs
Treatment of hypertension
TDK, CDK, PI
The book REVIEW OF PHARMACOLOGY has been written by Dr. GOBIND RAI GARG.
- A new chapter ‘conceptual questions’ has been added to cater to the students preparing for the FMGE exam.
- Chapter-wise brief yet thorough study material has been added to allow students to learn antegrade.
- A large number of simple mnemonics have been added.
- Back-to-back MCQs along with answers that differ somewhat from the statement of questions have also been added.
- A separate chapter on frequently asked questions about the drug’s side effects has been added in the book.
- PREVENTIVE AND SOCIAL MEDICINE
Dr. VIVEK JAIN is the name when it comes to PREVENTIVE AND SOCIAL MEDICINE.
In the book written by Dr. VIVEK JAIN, he has included all the important topics and subtopics of the subject.
The topics discussed and explained in the book are as follows-
SUBJECT-WISE WEIGHTAGE –
- Biostatics and epidemiology
- Epidemiology: the concept of health & disease
- Biomedical waste
These are the subjects that will be highly scored. The other subjects are not to be ignored in any case. This under noted ‘Subject-wise weightage’ feature will assist you in arranging your preparation based on the weightage of the topics from an examination standpoint.
||No. of QUESTIONS
|Obs. & Gynae
|Surgery & allied subjects
||General surgery 32
|Medicine & allied subjects
The notes for all these subjects are available on the PREPLADDER platform.
CRACKING IMAGE-BASED QUESTIONS IN FMGE –
As a medical graduate, you should be aware that the weightage of image-based questions in the FMGE examination has grown. These image-based questions are designed to assess your fundamental knowledge as well as your learning ability.
Factoring how students struggle with the image-based questions in exams, here are a few simple methods for students to master the visual questions.
- REVISE EVERY TOPIC ALONG WITH IMAGES-
The good thing is that when information is perceived visually, the human brain allows us to recall and retain it for a longer amount of time. As a result, studying using graphics is important for the exam. Furthermore, when delving deep into the concepts, graphics and images make it much simpler to retain the topic.
- SUMMARIZE THE PREPARED TOPIC ALONG WITH THE IMAGE –
When you summarize a topic, comparing it with the images helps you to clear your concepts and at the same time would cement your learning. Save the notes and images so that you can revisit them every time when you revise your subjects.
COVERING ALL REMAINING SUBJECTS –
Don’t think any subject is a small subject and think of leaving it.
- For each subject, use a single source. You should add only points to them as you move through your revision or MCQs.
- Limit the quantity of stuff you study since optimal retention requires repeated revisions. I understand how tempting it is to read a topic in-depth, but keep in mind that you will be able to retain a certain amount of information only.
- So, first, make sure you understand the material and then take notes on the topics that are important for examination.
- Finally, retain a good mindset and stay encouraged by subscribing to various medical mentor’s channels of PREPLADDER on youTube.
You will be able to clear your FMGE if you cover all these topics adequately from all the courses and notes offered by PREPLADDER and practice sufficiently to remove your dumb blunders.