Bengaluru Girl Tops AIIMS PG Entrance Exam

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Want to gauge a woman’s ability in Science?  Archana Sasi, from Bengaluru, has secured the top spot in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) PG Entrance Exam. The results were announced on Saturday.

She told Deccan Chronicle that she had difficulty finding time to prepare for her exam amid her internship after the MBBS.

“The weekly test and discussion sessions post-internship hours helped me collate notes and information right from January while I kept revising important concepts which were taught from the basics of medical education right until the exam,” she said.

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Archana’s mother is an ophthalmologist. She shares that she is her biggest inspiration in life. In fact, Archana had made up her mind to take up a career in medicine right from her early school days at National Public School, Indiranagar.

Other achievements

Archana has a list of achievements to her credit. She had secured the first rank at the undergraduate level of the AIIMS entrance exam in 2012.

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Future plans

The art of diagnosis intrigues her and she is interested to pursue her higher education in internal medicine.

Success Mantra

She shares that the practical exposure attained during the internship, concentrating on deeper understanding of basics and keeping herself updated on the developments in the field of medicine helped her crack the examination.

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Parents’ support

Her parents Dr Jyothi and Sasi Chemmenkottil are rejoicing with joy. They said they never compelled her to pick any particular stream of study or asked her to spend more time preparing.

“We have always supported her to follow what her heart said and she has proved her decisions right since her early days at school,” they said.

Archana has now geared up to attend PGI Chandigarh entrance exam in order to explore more options before finalising where to continue her higher studies.

Picture Credits: Deccan Chronicle

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