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She just got accepted to medical school. She's 13.

By Sydney Page

22 Jul 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Here is some good news to wrap up your day. This is an inspirational story of a young woman who has been accepted into medical school at the age of 13.

Alena Analeigh Wicker is like other 13-year-olds in that she enjoys going to the movies, playing soccer, baking and hanging out with friends. But very much unlike other teenagers, she just got accepted to medical school.

"I'm still a normal 13-year-old," said Alena, a student at both Arizona State University and Oakwood University, where she is simultaneously earning two separate undergraduate degrees in biological sciences. "I just have extremely good time management skills and I'm very disciplined."

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