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Dr Vivek Jain PSM

Self Assessment & Review of Short Subjects (PROAFS® Psy-Radio-Ortho-Anaes-Skin)

Dr Vivek Jain, 6th Edition, JayPee Medical 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 In any PG Entrance examination in India, FIVE CLINICAL SHORT SUBECTS (PROAFS®: Psychiatry Radiodiagnosis & Radiotherapy Orthopaedics Anaesthesia Skin & STDs) contribute around 35-45 MCQs (12-18 % of total paper) which easily play a big role in qualification of a candidate. Also without scoring higher in this part, it becomes impossible to achieve success in most important step of your life.
  • Importance of Short Subjects PROAFS®: These five subjects are considered BACKBONE of your preparation for any medical entrance examination in India. Besides being of scoring nature, their application in Medicine, Surgery, PSM, Pathology and other subjects make them vital-base to score good marks in para-clinical and clinical parts too. I may sound too harsh, but attempting PG Entrance examination without Short Subjects PROAFS® subjects is invitation for a disastrous result.
  • Paucity of time: Each of the 5 subjects is comprehensive and major in itself (good enough for keeping specialised and super-specialised courses post-MBBS). Due to limited time during PG Entrance examination preparation, students are not able to devote a lot of time to theory of Short Subjects PROAFS®: subjects as they can do for major subjects of Medicine, Surgery, Gyn-Obs and PSM.
  • Unavailability of NBE-specific books: All books available in the market for Short Subjects PROAFS®are based on older examination pattern MCQs with high-difficulty-level questions and extremely detailed explanations. In contrast, Recent examinations have started focusing on concept-based basic questions only mostly in form of short MCQs. So these books end up wasting crucial time of students.
Keeping this in mind, I have written this book considering a student’s invaluable time, requirements, and a result-oriented approach.

Book layout

Each Short Subjects PROAFS® subject has been subdivided into sub-sections,
  • Theoretical concepts: Brief, concise yet comprehensive,arranged topic and sub-topic wise
    • NBE MCQs and potential MCQs marked asQ
    • Images and diagrams integrated
  • Image based questions (IBQs): Based on Recent Examinations
  • PG/ DNB/ MO/ FMGE MCQs (1991–2018): Topic and sub-topic wise, fully explained referenced answers
  • Annexure: High yield topics in tabular form
  • Golden points: Most frequently asked MCQs
Sixth Edition – Key Features
  • Topic and Sub-topic wise arrangement of Simplified Theory and all MCQs
  • Important points in Bold and markedQ
  • User-friendly layout with Integrated Image Based Questions
  • Wider coverage of MCQs as per Recent Examination pattern
  • ALL MCQs in Market: Over 6700 MCQs with Explained, Referenced Answers
  • ‘Recent Pattern’ Questions (2012-2018) with Explained, Referenced Answers
  • AIIMS, PGI, UPSC, State PG, MO Exams (1991-2018) with Explained, Referenced Answers
  • Image-based MCQs: Over 430 given Subject- & Chapter-wise
  • New Images added: Over 700 Images in theoretical concepts
  • Topper’s Edge: High yield theoretical concepts for scoring over competitors in Examinations
  • Latest, changing, evolving pattern of PG Examinations in India
  • Annexures subject-wise for High yield topics

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