Golden Key is happy to introduce Samuel Jennings, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Undergrad Achievement Award winners. Samuel earned his Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health in 2020. He graduated with the University Medal in the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health for his Bachelor of Medical and Health Science (Honours) in 2021.
“I have just completed the Bachelor of Medical and Health Science (Honours) where I investigated the unexplored relationship between the heart rate and heart rate variability,” Samuel says. “This research was unique, and I recognised the potential that this field of research has for changing the way diagnostic medicine is conducted. This research fits well into my long-term ambition to work within the cardiothoracic field and cardiac research in medicine.”
Samuel is currently pursuing his graduate degree.
“In 2022, I am commencing my Graduate Certificate in Radiography, while I am applying for a position within the Doctor of Medicine and working full-time,” Samuel mentions.
Samuel is excited to continue his Cardiothoracic research before becoming a Cardiothoracic surgeon.
“I will use my degree as a steppingstone towards studying the Doctor of Medicine, with emphasis on Cardiothoracic research,” Samuel explains. “Utilising my experience from my honours, I wish to expand the knowledge base for heart rate variability, with the goal of improved diagnostic techniques and accessibility for all members of society.”
Samuel is thrilled to receive this award.
“It is a wonderful experience receiving acknowledgement of my peer group for the work that I have done prior to being made aware of this award,” Samuel shares.
Samuel advises his fellow GK members to not “underappreciate the value and contributions that you are having within your local or global community.”
Samuel is thankful for everyone who has supported him on his journey.
“I would like to thank Dr. Gregory Peoples, Dr. Michael Macartney, and Mr. Marc Brown, who were my honours supervisors,” Samuel says. “I would also like to thank my parents for their ongoing support and love throughout my journey. I would not be where I am and doing these services if it was not for their encouragement. I would also like to thank my partner for her support.”
Samuel is looking forward to his research papers being published.
“I am currently in the process of writing research papers based on my honours research for publication later this year,” Samuel adds.
Thank you for being a part of the Golden Key family, Samuel; we wish you the best of luck with your Cardiothoracic research!