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Sho Yano, University Of Chicago's Youngest M.D. In School's History, Graduates (VIDEO)

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At the age of 21, Sho Yano is University of Chicago's youngest M.D. ever. He graduated Friday.
At the age of 21, Sho Yano is University of Chicago's youngest M.D. ever. He graduated Friday.

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.