With the announcement of the exam schedule for the Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE) 2022 December session, medical graduates looking forward to practicing medicine in India have tightened up their seatbelts to acquire the licenses by clearing the exam. The exam preparation is already in full swing with hardly three months left for this important exam.
Indian medical graduates from top medical colleges and universities of Bangladesh who have returned to India to serve their country and attend to the medical needs of its citizens will be appearing for this second FMGE session on 4th December 2022 in different cities of India. Many aspiring doctors pursue their medical studies in foreign medical universities as they failed to get admission to Indian medical colleges due to low NEET scores and a lack of MBBS seats in India. But they always have an option to appear for this exam and avail of their chance to practice medicine in India.
The Foreign Medical Graduate Exam is conducted by the National Medical Commission to test the knowledge and experience of new doctors seeking to practice medicine in India. The exam takes place in June and December for Indian and Overseas Citizens of India to acquire a certificate of registration from NMC. FMGE is not an entrance exam but a licensing exam that permits Indian doctors who have completed their medical education abroad to register with NMC and practice in India.
As lakhs of medical graduates from medical universities abroad appear for the FMGE/NExT exam, the competition is extremely high and the percentage of passing students is hard to predict. Therefore, this exam requires good preparation to crack it in one go. Here are some useful preparation tips for the FMGE December 2022 exam that will help you prepare for the exam in a much better way.
As lakhs of medical graduates from medical universities abroad appear for the FMGE/NExT exam, the competition is extremely high and the percentage of passing students is hard to predict. Therefore, this exam requires good preparation to crack it in one-go. Here are some useful preparation tips for the FMGE December 2022 exam that will help you prepare for the exam in a much better way.
1. Timetable is the key
Time management is the key to success in cracking the FMGE exam. Preparing a timetable will help you maintain a balance between your regular chores and study. Segregate the complete FMGE syllabus into a proper timetable and ensure to follow this schedule followed by regular and weekly revisions. Take breaks in between for rest and healthy meals.
2. Understand the syllabus
Before you begin your FMGE preparation, always understand the syllabus of the exam well, leaving irrelevant subjects. Make a list of important subjects based on the previous years’ mock exams and question papers. Prepare an exam schedule/timetable depending on the weightage and importance of topics.
Never focus on the preparation of a single subject; rather give good time and effort to all the subjects. There are no shortcuts for the preparation of this crucial exam and therefore, prioritize your subjects well.
2. Prepare proper notes
Notes are an essential part of any exam preparation strategy. To prepare for the FMGE exam in a better manner, prepare notes in points format to revise easily at the last moment. At the last minute, doctors do not have sufficient time to go through the entire syllabus and that is when these notes come in handy. Preparing notes will help you retain the information well for a longer time.
3. Concentrate on weaker subjects
The majority of the appearing candidates of the FMGE or any other exams focus on the subjects on which they have a stronghold and leave the weaker subjects for the last minute. It can harm the entire performance and ranking of the students in the exam. Knowing your weak points and giving ample time for their preparation will increase the scope of improvement and help you score good marks in the FMGE exam.
4. Continuous revisions
Revision is a necessary step in the preparation for any exam. Regular revisions help in memorizing the lessons and subjects fairly for a long time. Daily or weekly revisions of the subjects by doctors aspiring to practice in India helps them crack this exam with flying colors.
5. Practice MCQs
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are a significant part of the FMGE preparations as they help the candidates learn to maintain speed and accuracy. Try to attempt a good number of MCQs in every topic to identify the areas requiring more practice and focus. Also, have a look at the past years' question papers for a better catch and understanding of the syllabus.
6. Do mock test
Mock tests are the best tools to evaluate your knowledge, preparation, and study strategy. Set a timer while attempting mock tests to identify the gaps and growth areas. Once the mock exams are completed, you can get real-time feedback on your tests. As these mock tests contain last year’s FMGE exam questions, candidates can have a clear idea about the exam pattern.
7. Practice visual learning
The human brain is capable of remembering almost 75% of the information it visualizes. Using flowcharts, images, figures, and videos to accurately memorize and retain the information for a longer time. Physiology and anatomy are two subjects that can be remembered using this learning strategy. Visual learning helps candidates answer questions much more quickly using this technique.
8. Utilize memory techniques
Memory strengthening techniques include positive thinking, taking small breaks, and studying with a calm and poised mindset, and can be used to create synergistic impact and support in your exam preparation.
9. Remember the information
To memorize information on important subjects for a longer time, it is crucial to write and discuss such information with other people. Keep your notes handy and revise them from time to time.
Brainstorming sessions are always the best to enhance problem-solving skills. As the subjects in medicine are mostly interconnected, brainstorming with such information will help better understand the subjects assuring their retention.
The FMGE licensing examination to be held in December 2022 requires hard work and good preparation. The above-mentioned tips will help you create a fruitful study plan that will help you pass this exam with flying colors. MBBS in Bangladesh wishes good luck to every new doctor appearing for this exam in December and we hope you clear this exam and get a chance to practice medicine in your home country.