Twin nursing students have patients seeing double

ARLINGTON, TX (NBC) - Elizabeth and Alexandra Perez are identical twins with identical career paths.

The twins on staff at a Texas hospital have doctors and patients seeing double.

"We could probably pull of switching, but I wouldn't," Alexandra said with a laugh.

The two, who were selected for a youth prodigy program at the hospital, work as patient care technicians while they go to college, getting hands-on experience in their field of study.

Alexandra works in Ortho-neuro, while Elizabeth spends her time in the ER. Their college is paid in full by the hospital.

"I hope to be here until I become a nurse and afterwards," Elizabeth said. "I love it here, I love the ER and it's just the teamwork, everyone here is friendly and every day I'm learning something new."

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