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Years ago, when he was trying to pick a career, Robbie Aru shadowed, among others, a financial analyst, engineer, lawyer and the man who used to sew up his wounds.
On Friday, Robbie Aru made it clear which of those professions, and professionals, meant the most to him when he declared before hundreds of people that he was going to be a surgeon like Dr. Giorgio Aru, his father.
The occasion was Match Day 2017 at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, where around 130 other imminent School of Medicine graduates also found out where they “matched” - that is, where they will spend the next few years as physicians-in-training.
In Robbie Aru's case, he will be honing his specialty at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
“It's a day a lot of us waited for a long, long time,” Robbie Aru said after meeting up with his family after the ceremony.