PGET medicine: Rural boy topsEditorial Team173|0Last Updated:12:00 am, March 02, 2012
Adarsh K is 23 years old and the topper for the medical and dental postgraduate entrance test (PGET) conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) in Karnataka.
Adarsh, who is from a rural area in Dandeli, said that he studied for 14 hours a day apart from his coaching classes. This was his second attempt at the exam.
He had studied at VIMS, Bellary and wants to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as facilities in the area are not good even though there is a huge demand. Adarsh should know – he gets his inspiration from his mother, a staff nurse.
Reports quote Adarsh as saying that he could not believe the results. One paper quoted him as saying: “Bangalore? It was the jackpot!”
It was a jackpot for the students that got in. Over 11,000 students appeared for PGET this year. Results were declared on February 29. Out of the 9,127 medical students, 6,628 were got in. From the 2,180 candidates who sat for the dental exam, 1,399 are eligible.
Unlike most exams, boys dominated the toppers lists. There were seven boys and three girls in the top 10 list for Medicine, while there were six boys and four girls in the dental top 10 list.
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