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Negative Marking: Proposing An Alternative System

I had written this quite some time ago and I decided to publish this now for obvious reasons. I have an exam this Sunday! The AIPGMEE is a very dicey exam. My personal brush with it has not been very pleasant, so I have obvious conflicts of interest in proposing changes in it and hoping… Keep Reading

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PG CET: Not Happening in 2012. Thanks for the mess!

Oh well, this question has been bugging us endlessly for the past few weeks, ever since the MCI declared on its website (ridiculously named MCIIndia.org. Redundancy five!) the much vaunted plan to redesign the ridiculous exam that guards the gates leading into the pantheons of post graduate medical education in India. And now, it seems,… Keep Reading

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Got A Coupla’ Crores Lying Around? Go, Buy An MD Degree!

Rant Alert: The post below comes from a MCQ-mauled, beleaguered medical student who is suffering an early mid-life crisis. So switch off your brain cells before you commence reading! If you are the type whose sensibilities are easily hurt, turn back. You have been warned… Bit of news from today’s newspaper. Keep Reading

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AIIMS MD/MS/MCh Entrances Rigged As Well?

In a bizarre bit of news that must have come as a shocker for more than just myself, a news article in the Hindustan Times claims that the CBI has arrested 5 people for rigging the AIIMS entrance exams this year. Having taken the exam this year, and knowing how high the stakes are in… Keep Reading

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On the Wrong Side of Right…

A terrific TED talk that I stumbled on Dr. Ravi’s Posterous blog. A great bit: “The way to succeed in life is to never make any mistakes: we learn these really bad lessons really well.” The thing that struck at me in this narrative, which I zoned out for a little bit at the end,… Keep Reading

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 61-70

Alright, bonus set of questions: I know I had said that I was going to post 60 questions in groups of 10 each, but while doing this significantly large amount of type work, I remembered clues and cues and managed to unearth several more questions. 10 of which go into this final post on recalled… Keep Reading

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 51-60

Q. 1 – 10 Q. 11 – 20 Q. 21 – 30 Q. 31 – 40 Q. 41 – 50 51. Toxic dose of lithium is above: [Pharmacology] a. 1 meq/l b. 2 meq/l c. 4 meq/l d. 6 meq/l 52. In order to prevent the venom of an Elapida bite from spreading what should… Keep Reading

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 41-50

Q. 1 – 10 Q. 11 – 20 Q. 21 – 30 Q. 31 – 40 41. Tetany is seen in all of the following except: [Medicine] a. Hypocalcemia b. Hypomagnesemia c. Hypoparathyroidism d. ?Metabolic acidosis 42. All of the following are causes of high output cardiac failure except: [Medicine] a. Sepsis b. Neurogenic Shock… Keep Reading

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 31-40

Q. 1 – 10 Q. 11 – 20 Q. 21 – 30 31. All of the following have been shown to have survival benefits in a patient with acute myocardial infarction except: [Medicine] a. Beta blockers b. ACE Inhibitors c. Spironolactone d. Frusemide 32. Atonic bladder is seen in [Neurology] a. Spinal shock b. Spinal… Keep Reading

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