That’s the situation at the University of Auckland Medical School in New Zealand, where officials recently learned a student had applied for admission in 2010, been denied, yet attended classes for the last 2 years anyway.
According to the Otago Daily Times, the unnamed male attended med-school classesand labs at the university and interacted with patients. While in the hospital, he used a fake student doctor ID badge to blend in.
“Because of the size of the medical class, and by not submitting assessments or sitting tests, the individual was able to deceive classmates and teachers. Ultimately the presence of this person was detected when an assignment was submitted that did not match any name on the class list.”
Wow. That’s pretty impressive. Person may have attended, but I wonder how much was actually learned? Why didn’t he try to get in subsequent years? I think it’d be impressive if he actually took the tests and blew everyone away. But from the information we’re given in the article, he was kind of living in a fantasy world. :/ All the best in his future endeavors.
The University of Chicago is about to graduate the youngest medical student in school history.
The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/LaabMZ ) that 21-year-old Sho Yano graduates this week from the Pritzker School of Medicine.
Yano began reading at age 2, writing by 3 and composing music by 5. He graduated from Loyola University in three years and entered medical school at age 12.
The median age for entering medical school is 23.
The Tribune reports that medical schools were reluctant to admit Yano because of his young age. Even professors had worried that medical school would stunt his adolescence.
However, family members and professors say Yano has thrived.
He’ll be starting residency in pediatric neurology. He’s also an accomplished pianist and has a black belt in tae kwan do.
He began college at age 9 and it took him 12 years to become a doctor? Sounds like a slacker to me.
My friend actually went to med school with this kid, and after the first 2 years, they made him get his PhD before starting clinicals. Yes, so this kid is MD, Ph.D. Congrats on your graduation! Doogie Howser still has you beat! :) (although I don’t know if Dr. Howser had his Ph.D…