13-year-old girl Alina Vicker made history by becoming the youngest black person to enroll in medical school in America. She was accepted into the University of Alabama Heersink School of Medicine last May as part of its Burroughs Welcome Scholars Early Guarantee Program.
She has been nominated for TIME’s Best Girl of the Year; And has received this year’s Global Child Prodigy of the World in Science Award 2022. If he meets his goals, Vickers will become a doctor at the age of 18.
Educated in “Child Prodigy” homeschooling have thanked my mother and god for this great achievementWriting on Facebook: “No matter what happens in life, I choose to trust God in everything I do.“. In addition, Alina posted her acceptance letter to the faculty on June 30, along with a note to her mother on Instagram.
“Today I’m just grateful. I graduated high school at 12 last year and here I am a year later. I was accepted into med school at age 13. I’m a junior in college. Statistics would have said that I’d never have made it. An adopted black girl from Fontana, Calif. I’ve worked so hard to achieve my goals and live my dreams. Mom, I made it. I wouldn’t have it without you could,” Vickers wrote.
Along with the note to her mother, she posted photos of her letter from UAB, and herself in a lab coat and graduation gown from Arizona State University, one of her current schools. “Thank God for every open door and for letting my gifts flourish,” says the young genius.
Alina is also the founder of The Brown STEM Girl Foundation, which was created to provide an outlet for girls of color in science, technology, engineering or math., The website reads, “Our goal is to engage, empower and educate. We hope to inspire girls to be all they want to be in the world.”
“I want to inspire other girls. I want them to see that there are no limits,” says Alina.
published in: Digital Gospel – Society
– ‘Thank God and my mother,’ says 13 year old girl who started medical studies