Name: Andrew Hyden
Hometown: Carlsbad, New Mexico
Undergrad: Lubbock Christian University
Life before med school: Undergrad was packed with 4 years of biology and baseball, but I was able to spend 2 weeks in Nicaragua for a medical mission trip. I took a year off before med school and worked part-time as an after-school counselor for the YWCA in Lubbock. I enjoyed my time off with some road trips with friends and took a family vacation to Hawaii.
Med school: University of New Mexico
Worst/best job: Best job was definitely during the summers of college when I got to work the LCU youth baseball camps and lessons. Worst job was working summers growing up at my family's car dealership. I washed cars and basically did any grounds maintenance. I even crashed a sold truck into the side of the wash bay when I was 14.
Hobbies: I grew up outside and usually was on some type of athletic field. Baseball and football have always been huge for me, and I still enjoy weights and cardio. I've also transitioned nicely from college baseball to city-league softball. My wife and I love taking our lab, Duke out camping or for a good hike or to try out a new brewery.
Favorite band: Right now, I would have to say The Lumineers. Guilty pleasure is definitely Ed Sheeran. My wife and I saw him at Red Rocks right after we got engaged. Favorite band of all time is Brand New
Favorite movie: I Love You, Man
Why Albuquerque: I grew up in Carlsbad, NM and went away to Texas for undergrad. It was during this time that I really began to appreciate New Mexico. When I moved to Albuquerque for med school I fell in love with the weather, the people, the mountains, and one very special girl. There were too many positives here for us to leave.
Anything else interesting: I got to represent the United States during a baseball tournament in Puerto Rico when I was 12 years old. Also spent 3 weeks camping out in Kenya for some research during medical school.