Welsh rugby international Jamie Roberts has qualified as a doctor having spent the last eight years studying while playing the game at the very highest level.
The powerful centre - a key member of the Welsh side that won the Grand Slam in 2012 and the Six Nations title in 2013 - received the results of his medical exams from Cardiff University on Monday, confirming that he is now Dr Roberts.
"My nickname amongst team-mates has for some time been Doc, and I've always felt like a little bit of a fraud," said Roberts, who fitted his studies around playing duties with both Wales and the Cardiff Blues.
"It's nice that I'll finally be able to call myself a doctor."
Roberts will not be going in to practice any time soon, however: as one of the best-regarded backs in world rugby he is a much sought-after player, and he will be heading to Racing Metro next season.
"It's been tough but it's been worth every second to achieve one of my main goals in life," the British Lions centre added.
"It's a been a long, hard road and I would like to say a huge thanks to the school of medicine for allowing me to undertake my studies, part-time."
Cardiff University's Dean of Medicine was full of praise for his latest graduate: "Jamie would be the first to admit it's been an extremely challenging time but nevertheless it is clear from my conversations with him that it has been an enjoyable experience," he said.
"I am very proud of his academic and sporting successes and pleased to have played a role."
Cardiff vice-chancellor Prof Colin Riordan said: "Cardiff University is rightly proud of our medical students and their successes.
"Balancing the demands of top-class sport with the intensive study required for medicine is not easy, particularly in rugby's professional era.
"It is a tribute to Jamie that he has successfully completed that journey."
Roberts is not the first Wales star to become a qualified doctor: JPR Williams, Jack Matthews and Gwyn Jones all combined medicine with international rugby.