Getting into medical school is notoriously competitive –yet twins Amelia and Jasmine Collins won a double triumph as they graduated from the University of Exeter Medical School in tandem.

The 23-year-olds, from Wadebridge in Cornwall, have lived together throughout their five year medical education, and have even shared roles including ball secretary for Exeter MedSoc student society.

The pair celebrated their achievements with family,  friends and boyfriends. Jasmine said: “It’s been fantastic to have Amelia as support. We’ve only experienced positives of being twins at medical school, and we’re so proud of ourselves and each other. We’re actually quite different – I have wanted to me a doctor from being very small, and for Amelia it was an ambition that developed later. We have an incredibly strong bond that has definitely helped us in our studies.”

Amelia said: “It’s been a lot of hard work and dedication, and we’re so proud to graduate. We’re both going to work in intensive care – Jasmine will stay in Exeter and I’m going to Cardiff. It’ll be the first time we’ve ever lived apart, but we feel ready and Exeter has prepared us really well for our roles. I’m sure we’ll Facetime everyday!”

Professor Vikram Devaraj, Clinical Lead for Anatomy at the University of Exeter Medical School, said: “Getting into any medical school is an extremely competitive process, so having twins synchronously graduating from our prestigious university is highly unusual. Jasmine and Amelia are both very driven and energetic, and they’ve really grasped the opportunities afforded to them. Huge congratulations to them both.”