Meet 13-year-old girl who gains admission to US university, set to become a Doctor at age of 18
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 attended full-time at Arizona State University and Oakwood University, where she completed two and a half years of engineering coursework in just one year.
I really want to leave my mark on the world. And lead a group of girls that know what they can do,” Alena said.
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 is not new to switching her interest in study as she is brilliant enough to take on any challenge.
Originally she wanted to become an astronomer but then she decided to switch over to engineering because of her love of building things.
But now, she has gained admission into the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine at the age of 13 and is set to become a Medical Doctor at the age of 18 years old.
Studying in countries like the United States opens you many opportunities and allows you to explore your passion to the fullest.
Upon receiving her acceptance letter last week, she took to Instagram to express her joy and gratitude for her mom.
I’ve worked so hard to reach my goals and live my dreams. Mama, I made it.
Without you, I would not have been able to. You gave me every chance to succeed there is.
You encouraged me, dried my tears, offered me Oreos when I was in need of solace, never let me get comfortable, and corrected me when I needed it.
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“You are the ideal mother a child could have. MOMMY, I DID IT! You have always had faith in me.
You gave me room to develop and change, and you let me make errors without feeling guilty. You gave me the chance to see the globe, she continued.
Young girls can achieve anything, and Alena wants to encourage them to do so. “I want to motivate the girls.