Review of PSM (Including Biostatistics)

  • Theory and MCQs arranged section: Each chapter divided into topics and sub-topics
  • Important previous years MCQs highlighted (as Q)
  • Must know/ Must remember facts given separately on side of each topic
  • All PGMEE MCQs: AIIMS (1991-2020), INICET (2019-2020) and AIPGME (1991-2020 + “Recent MCQs”) with referenced, authenticated, fully solved explanatory answers
  • All INICET, PGI, JIPMER PGMEE, UPSC CMS, State PGMEEs (2000-2020)
  • ‘Also Remember’: A compilation of various important noteworthy points based on previous questions from several fields added in multiple answers in every topic
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‘Understanding PSM is difficult, owing to the vastness of the subject, but enjoyable, if you come across a good teacher and a useful book!’

A student

Background While preparing for PG entrance examination, I myself realized that most of the MCQs from the subject of Community Medicine/ PSM are quite comprehensive and tricky to attempt. Most of the times, there were questions from ‘topics not given in standard textbooks’ (for example, nested case control study, case series report, statistical errors, probability, odds and likelihood ratios, health legislations, water washed diseases, Golden rice, COPRA, Punnett square, Dixon’s Q-test, Evidence based Medicine, etc. – all together just the tip of an iceberg of such MCQs). Every year there were ‘new unheard questions from unexplored fields’, overlapping choices of MCQs from other fields of medicine accompanied with futile search for ‘recent most data of Public Health Statistics’, etc. This all made me realize that PSM is a vast and varied subject to conceptualise and memorize. Elaborate books also confused me regarding the relative importance of each topic in the subject. I also realised that students face maximum difficulty in understanding the concepts of ‘Biostatistics’ and in obtaining precise, concise and useful data from ‘National Health Programmes of India’. Also not to mention that PG entrance examinations have a sizeable chunk of direct MCQs from Community Medicine/PSM subject (Just 1 subject out of 19 total subjects), ranging from 10-14% of total questions (20-25% in CMS-UPSC). Moreover, Community Medicine/PSM helps in solving several allied questions (partly or totally) of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Pharmacology, Medicine, Microbiology, Ophthalmology, etc. So, there is no denying the fact that ‘Community Medicine/PSM is of paramount importance’ to successfully tackle any PG Entrance Examination. Thus, I have written this book keeping a student’s, a teacher’s and an examiner’s perspective in mind.

Book layout

  • Theory and MCQs arranged section: Each chapter divided into topics and sub-topics
  • Important previous years MCQs highlighted (as Q)
  • Must know/ Must remember facts given separately on side of each topic
  • All PGMEE MCQs: AIIMS (1991-2020), INICET (2019-2020) and AIPGME (1991-2020 + “Recent MCQs”) with referenced, authenticated, fully solved explanatory answers
  • All INICET, PGI, JIPMER PGMEE, UPSC CMS, State PGMEEs (2000-2020)
  • ‘Also Remember’: A compilation of various important noteworthy points based on previous questions from several fields added in multiple answers in every topic
  • Golden Points (Chapter- and Topic-wise): Compilation of MCQs asked over last 10 years. Quite useful for a quick revision just before the examination
  • Image Based MCQs: All latest pattern IBQs to strengthen concepts and adapt to New emerging pattern of Examinations in India
  • Annexure (Incubation period and Modes of transmission of diseases, Important days of Public Health, In­struments of importance in public health, Important health legislations and programs in India, Vectors, NHP 2018 & NPP 2000, Proposed BMW Guidelines, Updated Public Health related statistics of India)

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