A Systematic Review of Subjects for PG Medical Entrance Examinations Pradip Kumar Das
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1A Systematic Review of Subjects for PG Medical Entrance Examinations2
3A Systematic Review of Subjects for PG Medical Entrance Examinations
Pradip Kumar Das MD (RD), PGT IPGME&R and SSKM Hospital Kolkata, India
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A Systematic Review of Subjects for PG Medical Entrance Examinations
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5Charis ne dhare thak ente, Ore hobe tor joy! Andhokar jay bujhi kete, Ore ar nei bhoy
(Don't give up; hold tight, you will win. The dark is fading away, fear nothing)
– Rabindranath Tagore Gitanjali, 109
6To My parents – Sri Mahadeb Das and Smt Gouri Das And to my family and friends
I am very glad to know that the book A Systematic Review of Subjects for PG Medical Entrance Examinations by Dr Pradip Kumar Das is coming out. Dr Das is one of my postgraduate trainees. I have seen the manuscript and have gone through few chapters. I found the matter of the book is very comprehensive and especially the systematic approach is unique. I think that this approach covers maximum topics in minimum space and it also saves one from unnecessary repetition of the same matter again and again. I am sure that this book will be very helpful for students preparing for various postgraduate medical entrance examinations both at the national and state levels. I wish Dr Das all the success.
Prof (Dr) PK Deb
West Bengal University of Health Sciences
Kolkata, India8
Advances in medical knowledge have made the medical science changing everyday. It demands hard toil and constant vigilance to be at par with these advances. Preparation for PG medical entrance examinations require a firm grip on both the existing information and the new information coming in.
While preparing for PG medical entrances, my friends and I felt the need for a book that will contain the already existing information, as relevant to our preparation as much as possible. We started our preparation with the good old technique of solving MCQs and underlining the textbooks. At the end of this basic work, we found that many valuable months have passed by.
Why this book
A Systematic Review of Subjects for PG Medical Entrance Examinations aims to contain as many information as possible, asked in previous exams or relevant to our preparation within the bounds of two covers. This is the result of the basic work of solving MCQs and scrutinizing the information again and again. The information contained herein has been gathered over several years from various sources, some of which are mentioned at the appendix. I have meticulously tried to verify every information and put in only those that have been asked or likely to be asked in various PG medical entrances. Information from major textbooks is contained in this book. The purpose of the book is to – save time and energy for the basic work of building up a minimum level of knowledge base for PG entrances, to act as a ready-reference for any topic and for rapid review before the exams. This book is a complement to and not a substitute for the textbooks; but I assure, this will save a lot of your valuable time and effort. It is not possible to mention references of all the information. But I have tried to believe on only those written in any textbook as much as possible. I realize, there may be statements that appear unlikely and their verification has been left to the user. As for me, 10I can say that I have tried to keep such disputable information as low as possible.
How to use this book
Of the many possible ways of organizing such a book, I have selected the systematic approach that is to take a system at a time and discuss topics from all the subjects, as relevant, starting from anatomy to medicine and surgery. The benefit of this approach is that, you do not have to read the same information again and again. As can be appreciated, it is not possible to cover all the subjects in one volume; this book certainly contains all the major information. You can start with a standard question bank and this book; take up a topic and solve the questions from the book. At the end, I am sure that you will find that you have covered up a great deal of information.
I sincerely hope that A Systematic Review of Subjects for PG Medical Entrance Examinations will serve you in your preparation the way it helped me and many of my friends. Any kind of suggestion, correction and criticism is cordially welcome.
Pradip Kumar Das
No word of thanks can express my gratitude to my family members (Mahadeb Das, Gouri Das, Purabi Roy, Karabi Sarkar, Sudeb Das, Rajen Roy, Dipak Sarkar, Sweta and Deepro) who have always been a support to me in all my endeavors. They have been a constant source of inspiration for me.
Mr Sudeb Das helped me in all stages of preparing the book; I convey my thanks and love to him. Dr Debasish Dey was instrumental in initiation of the process; I thank him for his support.
I am thankful to many of my friends who have read my notes and encouraged me to bring it out as a book. I would like to mention the names of Dr Nimai Biswas, Dr Chinmay Nandi, Dr Susanta Bhanja, Dr Atanu Biswas, Dr Saroj Kumar Halder, Dr Soumya Mondal, Dr Santanu Suba, Dr Pramit Ghosh and all my friends at Calcutta Medical College and Dr Somnath Sarkar, Dr Bhaskar Mukherjee of NRS Medical College.
I express my gratitude to my friends Mr Rana Das and Mr Surajit Ghosh for their support and company.
A special word of thanks goes to Miss Malabika Das.
I am grateful to my teacher Prof (Dr) PK Deb for forwarding this book. I am also thankful to my teachers (Prof Dr Utpalendu Das, Dr Sohini Sengupta, Dr Samiran Samanta, Prof Dr AK Bhadra, Dr T Dhibar) and friends at the Department of Radiology, IPGME&R and BINP, SSKM Hospital.
Finally, I would thank all the staff of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. for their effort in publishing this book.