Born in Mumbai, Vaidehi Jha has scored 705 out of 720 points in NEET 2022, achieving an All India ranking of 21. Now she hopes that two of her big dreams will come true – one is going to AIIMS Delhi soon, and the second is to launch a book of her poems in the near future.
Vaidehi, a student of Aakash BYJU’S, says she has always been competitive. The subjects that were challenging for her were organic chemistry and biology. Her way of overcoming the challenges was to set aside enough time for these topics each day. “I invariably spent almost 1.5 hours on physics and 45 minutes on chemistry, while I spent the rest of my study hours on biology. Importantly, I made sure I had 20 minutes each day to review questions from previous NEET exams,” she recalls.
A college student with a passion for science – physics and zoology are her favorite subjects, Vaidehi says her inspiration to become a doctor came from her pediatrician. “He’s very sincere. I’m inspired by the way he behaves – whether it’s listening to patients with genuine interest or objectively diagnosing health problems. I can’t think of another reason so strong for me motivation in my NEET preparation,” she says, and while preparing for the exam, Vaidehi took quite religious breaks because of her creative pursuit of poetry writing.
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Her housewife mother and engineer father supported her studies. They didn’t put any pressure on her to get high grades. “My father is an engineer, but I think technology is a boring profession. In contrast, medical science is bustling with life. I like to watch surgery videos online – especially the open heart and eye procedures, although I don’t fully understand what surgeons do with the instruments yet,” she says. In addition to preparing for NEET, she also followed the National Talent Survey.
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