15-Year-Old Hopes to Start Medical School Soon

By Chris Hassan
Posted January 30, 2013 11:00 AM

Teenager has her sights set on medical school.
Teenager has her sights set on medical school.

This past June, 21-year-old Sho Yano became the youngest student in the history of the University of Chicago to graduate from the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Chicago Tribune reported. However, Yano will certainly not be the last individual to graduate from medical school at a young age, as 15-year-old Utah resident Jessica Brooke is preparing to pursue a doctorate degree in medicine, according to KSTU-Fox 13.

An early start to medical school would not be out of character for Brooke, who started college when she was 12 years old. The teenager, who has already earned two associate's degrees, is currently enrolled at Utah's Weber State University, where she is the youngest student on campus. Not only does Brooke love being in school, but her professors are happy to have her.

"A lot of students have a hard time and have to work really hard to be successful in their class," Tim Herzog, a professor of general chemistry at the university, told Fox 13. "It's really fun to see somebody who is 15 years old and doing that great."

Brooke only has a few semesters of college left, and plans to apply to medical school in about a year.

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