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‘Twinsicians’ chronicle journey to become doctors at UNC Chapel Hill

April 6, 2019

A set of identical twins have people seeing double at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and on Instagram, where the duo chronicles their journey to become doctors.

Victor Abiona has a refreshing perspective on his chosen field of study.

“I want to figure out how to make people who are ill feel better about themselves,” he said. “Not just see them as an illness or condition but figure out how to make them feel better in treatment, so that made me explore medicine a lot more.”

The first-year medical student is driven and focused, but he wasn’t even the first person in his family to embrace the career.

“I was the one who first said, ‘I’m going to be a doctor’ out loud,” Vincent Abiona said.

Vincent Abiona, Victor’s identical twin brother, is also a first-year medical student in Chapel Hill.

In 2003, the twins moved from Nigeria to the United States. Once they learned about UNC, their paths became clear.

“I fell in love with Carolina [and decided] this is where I’m going for undergrad. Senior year came, got in here for undergrad, Victor got in too, so our parents were pretty happy about that,” Vincent Abiona said.

Vincent and Victor created an Instagram page, titled “Twinsicians,” designed to share the ways they hope to make a difference in the world.

“Even though we’re having a very similar journey, we both offer very different perspectives,” Vincent Abonia said.

No matter where they go when they open the door to the real world, Vincent and Victor Abiona are determined to make people feel better every single day.

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