Author: Shamini Parameswaran

Shamini Parameswaran (3 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine


I am currently a Class of 2014 medical student in the awesome state of Texas at TTUHSC SOM. I absolutely love medicine and have enjoyed my time as a medical student. I am currently interested in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and hope to get into one of the new, fast-track integrated CT programs.

Outside of being a medical student, I am involved in various activities including my church and various Bible studies, leadership both at the local and state level and volunteering in local community groups. I love running and recently completed the 12-mile obstacle course in Austin known as Tough Mudder. I also play the piano, love to bake and explore random places. I love traveling, so any opportunity I get to visit a city, I go! I love learning and I love having fun, but most of all I love being around people. I’m excited to write for in-Training as I never want to lose my love for writing, no matter how crazy medical school gets!




Dreams and Reality: Finding a Balance between Lifestyle and Career Choice in Medicine

“Women shouldn’t be surgeons; it is impossible to find a balance between being a mother and a great surgeon.” These were the words I constantly ran into as I started to consider a surgical specialty for my future career. At first, I paid heed to these words and decided to become a pediatric cardiologist. However, before long I realized I just could not be a clinician for life. The idea of treating patients with medications …

Med School Got You Down?

It’s that time of the year again. For second-years, USMLE Step 1 is around the corner. For third-years, it’s Step 2. For fourth-years, their future careers are just months away. At times, the pressure of medical school looms and the daily challenges that students face become disheartening. That’s why I like to be reminded of short stories of people who did not necessarily go through medical school, but were faced with many hardships. Some were …

The Lobotomist: A Movie Review

Imagine having a shiny ice pick pushed into your eye and up into your brain, waved around for a couple of minutes, and then taken out. This is exactly what happened to the patients of Dr. Walter Freeman, the man who led one of the darkest periods in the history of psychiatry in our country. In the early 1930s, Dr. Freeman thought that he was destined to do great things in medicine. As the grandson …

Shamini Parameswaran (3 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine


I am currently a Class of 2014 medical student in the awesome state of Texas at TTUHSC SOM. I absolutely love medicine and have enjoyed my time as a medical student. I am currently interested in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and hope to get into one of the new, fast-track integrated CT programs.

Outside of being a medical student, I am involved in various activities including my church and various Bible studies, leadership both at the local and state level and volunteering in local community groups. I love running and recently completed the 12-mile obstacle course in Austin known as Tough Mudder. I also play the piano, love to bake and explore random places. I love traveling, so any opportunity I get to visit a city, I go! I love learning and I love having fun, but most of all I love being around people. I’m excited to write for in-Training as I never want to lose my love for writing, no matter how crazy medical school gets!