MY SUCCESS STORY: ACHIEVING MY DREAM BRANCH MCH NEUROSURGERY (By Dr. UDBHAV BANSAL)

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MY SUCCESS STORY: ACHIEVING DREAM BRANCH MCH NEUROSURGERY

 

Biggest dilemma after Post Graduation (in my case,after M.S.General Surgery) was whether to seek a job, settle down in life , have kids or to give a shot at Higher studies (DM/Mch).

 

I  have been away from home and family for around 10 years , married recently, got stuck in the see saw of giving time to my family and pursuing my dreams. Nevertheless, trying to balance both and achieving nothing. Then came a day of realization and I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a Neurosurgeon.

 

Here comes the Covid Era, chaos all around, near and dear ones getting infected and some losing their lives due to this deadly virus.Along with COVID duties, and reduced surgical workload gave me an opportunity to give time to my studies.

 

Many times, during preparation negative thoughts come to mind and I started doubting my capability. The pressure is intense and the stakes are high. All the entrance exams are not just about that 1 D-day when we actually give the exam, these exams check our overall attitude, how well we sustain the pressure and how well we handle stress and balance our work-study schedule.

 

My family, especially my wife has been a pillar of strength,always motivating me and handling my tantrums.  

MY SUCCESS STORY: ACHIEVING MY DREAM BRANCH MCH NEUROSURGERY (By Dr DR.UDBHAV BANSAL)
Dr. Udbhav Bansal

 

And here I am today, writing this blog , ecstatic and hyper excited , achieving All India NEET MCh Rank 90, planning to Join SMS Medical College and Hospital,Jaipur and fulfilling my dream.

 

My advice to my fellow colleagues and my dear juniors –

 

“THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THE BEAUTY OF THEIR DREAMS”

Books Used for Exam Preparation

For Neurosurgery Part

  1. Theory: Greenberg Rapid Review
  2. MCQ: NIMHANS MCQ by G. Omkarnath
  3. And a test series (any coaching Institute)

For General Surgery Part

Average Time Devoted Each Day

  • I used to divide time in two halves each day, one half general surgery and one half neurosurgery.
  • To be frank, I had studied seriously in last 3 months, leaving my job and devoting time exclusively for studies.
  • Studies on an average of 12 hours in last 3 months

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