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Dr Vivek Jain PSM


Dr Vivek Jain, 8th Edition, Mischka Publishers

‘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 Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) conducted by Medical Council of India (MCI), students face a lot of difficulty with the subject of Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM). Reasons for this are aplenty:
  • Students get to study only the Epidemiology of diseases and Health systems of countries they are doing graduation in. Thus they do miss out on understanding the subject with focus to India, whereas FMGE-MCI Screening Test tends to focus mainly on Indian context.
  • It becomes very difficult, in the given time, to complete and remember the standard bulky, comprehensive and exhaustive textbook(s) of PSM
  • There is no FMGE specific PSM book in the market. Although a lot of PG Exam-specific books are available in the market but their content may not be useful for FMGE (for example, topics like ‘Nested case control study’, ‘Meta-analysis’, ‘Statistical errors’, ‘Probability’, ‘Likelihood ratio’, ‘Demographic gap’, ‘Child delinquency’ have not yet appeared in FMGE-MCI Screening Test). It becomes extremely difficult to sort out important useful topics in PSM for FMGE.
  • In FMGE, quite a lot of MCQs mainly focus on conceptual topics like Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Demography, etc., along with their applied aspects.
Also previous papers (reconstructed based on student memory) of FMGE show that 25-30 MCQs have appeared in each of the exams since its inception in 2002. Thus around 10% of total MCQs in FMGE are comprised of PSM, making it QUITE IMPORTANT for success. One can easily score 80-100% PSM questions correctly in the examination. It may even help in solving many related MCQs of Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Microbiology, Medicine, Pharmacology, etc. Keeping this in mind, we have written this book keeping a FMGE student’s requirement and examiner’s perspective in mind.

Book layout

  • Brief yet comprehensive Theory chapter and topic wise
  • Complete NBE FMGE MCQ bank
    • Entire previous FMGE (2002-2011) MCQs included
    • All Recent Questions (2012-2017) included
    • All MCQs answered, fully explained with suitable references
  • Practice questions and answers chapter wise
  • Several useful annexure
  • Golden Points
Key features of Eight edition
  • “ALL” NBE FMGE solved PSM MCQs papers till date (Sep 2002 onwards)
  • Solved “ALL RECENT QUESTIONS” of 2012-2018
  • Solved latest PGMEE MCQs of 2013-2018 (AIIMS, PGI, NUPGET)
  • Book also includes latest/ new data, namely
    • SRS 2017, Census 2011 values
    • New National Immunization Schedule 2018, Government of India
    • New Classification of Vaccines 2018
    • Malaria Treatment Guidelines 2013-14, Government of India
    • New BMW Guidelines 2018
    • Cancer Epidemiology in India 2018 New changes
    • ICDS Program: New changes
    • Rabies vaccine: New Guidelines 2018
    • HIV, Poliomyelitis, Kala azar, NNT and other disease status updated
    • New disease Epidemiology: Swine Flu, Crimean Congo Fever, Nipah virus, Plasmodium ovale, H7N9 Influenza, MERS-CoV
    • New Health Programs
    • New STD Colour Coded Kits, Suraksha Clinic
    • New Guidelines of Semen Analysis (WHO)
    • New Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    • New Triple ARV Prophylaxis for PMTCT of HIV
    • New Category DOTS V RNTCP
    • New National Health Policy 2015
    • All answers rechecked and corrected as per need and updates
    • OVERALL more than 500 solved new/ latest MCQs have been added for your perusal.
Book Availability
  • Medical Bookstore: Jain Stationery, Gautam Nagar, Delhi (+91-9999508148)
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