‘Study hard and the result will be yours’ - says PrepLadder Alumni Dr. Haji Abdul Salam

PrepLadder congratulates Dr. Haji Abdul Salam on clearing FMGE December 2017 exam. We wish him all the very best for his career and future ahead.

In this exclusive interview with PrepLadder, he shares his experience and plan that worked best for him to help score well in FMGE.

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Hello, please tell us something about yourself.

Hi, I am Dr. Haji Abdul Salam. I did my MBBS from Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, Ukraine.

I passed FMGE December 2017 with the score of 172.


According to you what is the correct approach to study for FMGE ? Only MCQ’s or Theory + MCQ’s ?

Both theory and MCQ is the best approach for the optimal performance in FMGE.


When should the preparation ideally be started?

If you are targeting December attempt, the best time to start your preparations is June.


Please list the books you studied for each subject.

I referred Roams and Primes.


Is this your first attempt? If No, what did you do different this year that lead to your success.

Yes, this was my first attempt.

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What’s the role of practice and revision while preparing for FMGE and how much time should be dedicated for it?

I have devoted around 12-14 hrs a day.


Did PrepLadder played a part in your success ? If yes, how ?

Yes, PrepLadder played a major role in my success. The daily questions, images, important information shared by PrepLadder helped me a lot during my preparation. PrepLadder’s model FMGE exam made me more confident & helped me to overcome anxiety and fear.

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Did you followed a time table/study plan to keep your preparation on track?

Yes, I followed a time-table. I made at least 5 revisions on each subject.


Were you a topper or an average student during graduation?

As far as my studies are concerned, I have always been an average student.


List the most difficult and easiest subjects for you.

Difficult- Pharmacology, Medicine

Easy- Dermatology, Anatomy

Rest all the subjects appeared to be of moderate difficulty level.


One mistake that should be avoided while preparing for FMGE

Don’t under-estimate yourself. Be positive 


Some tips for our readers preparing for FMGE ?

You can do it. Study hard and the result will be yours


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