13-year-old girl gains admission to US university, set to become a Doctor at 18 years old
Alena Analeigh , a remarkable young lady, entered the University of Alabama Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine at the age of 13, becoming the youngest African-American female ever admitted to a medical program in the United States.
At the age of 12, Alena Analeigh had already been accepted to Arizona State University in Arizona, where she would be studying engineering. She decided to change her career path after a year of studying engineering to become a doctor.
She took a full course load at Arizona State University and Oakwood University and after just one year, she has already finished two and a half years of college studying Engineering. “I really want to leave my mark on the world. And lead a group of girls that know what they can do,” Alena said.
Her career aspirations last year included becoming an engineer and working for NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. But soon after she developed an interest in biology, another passion took over.
“It actually took one class in engineering, for me to say this is kind of not where I wanted to go,” she said.“I think viral immunology really came from my passion for volunteering and going out there engaging with the world.”
Alena has changed her academic interests before because she is intelligent and capable of handling any situation. She first intended to pursue a career in astronomy, but she changed her mind after realizing that she loved construction.
But today, at the age of 13, she was accepted into the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine, and at the age of 18, she will graduate as a medical doctor.
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