Interview with PG NEET Topper – Dr. Saibaba Samala
Dr. Saibaba Samala, ranked 667 in PG NEET
Dr. Saibaba Samala is currently pursuing his post graduation in Pediatrics from Osmania Medical College. He is also simultaneously working as a Consultant in Niloufer Hospital in the Pediatrics Department.
Here is a chat with the PG NEET Topper about his journey through the exam preparation and how he excelled in it.
Firstly, Congratulations on your PG NEET rank. Did you always know this was your career or when did you know you were going to be in the medical field?
I always aspired to be in the medical field, but I was not sure what specialization to get into. Pediatrics was not my choice at first, but my wife, who is also a doctor, was into Pediatrics and we developed our interests mutually.
Generally, professional healthcare can be quite taxing, how do you keep yourself relaxed? What are your stress-busters?
I would generally go out with friends or take a short trip somewhere to de-stress myself. However, when I am in a mood to achieve a goal, I remain in that zone and focus towards it dedicatedly.
What kept you motivated throughout the whole PG NEET process?
When I was actually preparing for the PG NEET, I never thought I will be able to get through it, so I was prepared for any outcome. However, my family members and friends supported me quite a bit throughout the whole process.
Did you have any strategy that you specifically followed during the examination?
There was no any specific strategy that I followed for the examination. I would sit for around 12 to 14 hours a day revising and researching. Also, the notes provided by coaching centers and references proved to be quite helpful through the process.
How favorable are coaching classes and other online test prep programs for preparations?
Coaching classes, like Dr. Bhatia’s help you create a routine, which prove to be beneficial in making sure you are going in the right direction. You just have to trust and follow the faculty and everything will fall in place.
Lastly, what advice would you like to give to the aspirants of PG NEET Examination?
I would say, structured planning is one of the main pointers. One should also self-analyse and identify their weak areas, then make a plan and stick to it. Submit yourself extensively to the test series be it online or offline, to get a hang of questions and paper format. Also, try out various subject tests, grand test and questions papers available to prepare for the exam day.