Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE)


PrepLadder congratulates Dr. Sushmitha Viswanathan on clearing FMGE June 2018 exam. We wish her all the very best for her career and future ahead.

In this exclusive interview with PrepLadder, she shares her experience and plan that worked best for her to help score well in FMGE.

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Hello, please tell us something about yourself.

I am Dr. Sushmitha Viswanathan from Davao Medical School Foundation. I scored 210 marks on FMGE June 2018.


According to you what is the correct approach to study for FMGE? Only MCQ's or Theory + MCQ's?

Start reading the theory and simultaneously do the MCQ's of that topic.


When should the preparation ideally be started?

It should be started at least 6 months before the exam


Please list the books you studied for each subject.

Notes and MCQ books.


Is this your first attempt? If No, what did you do different this year that lead to your success?

Yes, it is my first attempt.


What's the role of practice and revision while preparing for FMGE and how much time should be dedicated for it?

Read the topic thoroughly for the 1st time & then revision plays a big role. Devote at least 25 days for it.


Did PrepLadder play a part in your success? If yes, how?

Yes, PrepLadder played the main role in practicing MCQ's. I also participated in FMGE Mock by Dr. Deepak Marwah conducted by PrepLadder and scored 165 marks. It was a very challenging exam. My score in mock motivated me to work more hard on revision.

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Did you follow a timetable/study plan to keep your preparation on track?



Were you a topper or an average student during graduation?

An average student.


List the most difficult and easiest subjects for you.

Pharmacology was difficult.


One mistake that should be avoided while preparing for FMGE.

Read questions and options carefully.


Some tips for our readers preparing for FMGE?

Revision is the key to success. Practicing more MCQs will help.


We thank Dr. Sushmitha Viswanathan for sharing her success story.

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