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13-year-old Black girl makes history after getting accepted to medical school

Alena Wicker (Source: @brownstemgirl/Instagram)
Alena Wicker (Source: @brownstemgirl/Instagram)

A 13-year-old Black girl has reportedly made history by becoming the youngest Black student to be accepted into medical school.

Alena Wicker, who is enrolled at Arizona State University where she is pursuing an engineering degree, announced her acceptance to medical school on her Instagram page.

According to 12News, Wicker is the youngest Black person to be accepted into medical school.

The college junior was accepted to University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Heersink School of Medicine through the Burroughs Wellcome Scholars Early Assurance Program, according to the teen’s social media.

“I graduated High school LAST YEAR at 12 years old and here I am one year later I’ve been accepted into Med School at 13,” an Instagram post under the moniker thebrownstemgirl.

More about Alena’s accomplishment can be found here.

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