Meet the 2016 Winner of UT Southwestern’s Most Prestigious Student Accolade

Dr. Samuel Parnell, the winner of UT Southwestern’s most prestigious student accolade, considered being a crocodile hunter and a preacher and an engineer before he came to medicine. Eventually he whittled away the first two choices, ultimately earning an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering but completing the requirements for pre-med. Engineering simply doesn’t have the human element that he craved. He found it while interning for a Houston cardiologist. Full Story