This 13-year-old is headed to medical school a year after graduating high school

In the year after she graduated from high school, a 13-year-old girl has been accepted into a medical school program.

Alena Analeigh Wicker just informed her more than 20,000 Instagram followers of the news.

"I've put forth a lot of effort to fulfill my aspirations and attain my objectives. Mama, I succeeded, "The teen uploaded a photo of her letter of admittance to the program below.

She was accepted into the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Heersink School of Medicine's Burroughs Wellcome Scholars Early Assurance Program, the institution said in a statement to CNN.

According to their website, the program is a collaboration between the medical school and HBCUs located throughout Alabama, and it offers early entrance to students who satisfy the admissions and matriculation standards.

Alena announced on Instagram that she finished high school at the age of 12 and has already racked up a long list of commendable achievements.

She stated, "I'm still a regular 13-year-old," in an interview with the Washington Post.

But not quite. According to the Washington Post, she is presently pursuing two distinct undergraduate degrees in biological sciences at Arizona State University and Oakwood University.

But how, at such a young age, does she manage to accomplish it all?

She told the Washington Post, "I just have incredibly strong time management abilities and I'm very disciplined.

According to the website for "The Brown STEM Girl," she also founded it in order to inspire, empower, and educate girls of color about STEM fields, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

A pioneer for African-American mathematicians at NASA, Katherine Johnson is remembered by the Brown STEM Girl Foundation.

Alena updates the world on her trip through posts on her Facebook and Instagram pages, where she shares her enthusiasm for STEM, NASA, and Legos.

The mother of science enthusiast Alena told the Washington Post that she had been aware of her daughter's intelligence since she was a young child.

According to her mother Daphne McQuarter, "Alena was brilliant." "It was simply the way she operated and how knowledgeable she was. Chapter books were being read by her."
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