The University of Chicago on Friday presented a diploma to 21-year-old Sho Yano, its youngest M.D. ever.
Yano told the Chicago Sun-Times last week that his achievement "doesn’t feel like something particularly unusual to me."
The young prodigy began college at the age of 9 -- graduating summa cum laude from Chicago's Loyola University with a bachelor's degree in biology in just three years -- and started medical school at age 12. He is also a noted pianist and holds a black belt in karate.
According to WGN, the Pritzker School of Medicine graduate has also earned a doctorate in both molecular genetics and cell biology in addition to his medical degree.
Up next for Yano is a five-year residency in pediatric neurology.
"I am living my dream," Yano told the Associated Press last week.
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