DavidPollack, MD

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Class of 2019


Univ of California, San Diego SOM


Having fun outdoorsName: David Pollack

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Undergrad: UCLA

Life before med school: I've split most of my life between Oklahoma and California – so it makes sense to being doing residency in between! In undergrad I majored in philosophy, did my fair share of pipetting, then hopped curbs in an ambulance and got the bug for EM working as an EMT before med school.

Med school: UC San Diego

Worst/best job: Worst job was probably an ill-fated lawn mowing business as a teenager; best was tutoring physics or being an EMT.

Hobbies: Being outside (hiking, backpacking), playing fretted instruments, frisbee golf, deep conversations over craft beer, exploring new places and foods, crossword puzzles and trivia

Favorite band: My tastes are a bit all over the place. Grew up listening to a lot of classic rock and Motown (nobody's better than the Reverend Al Green), these days mostly Indy rock.

Favorite movie: Memento

Why Albuquerque: I did an away rotation here and was blown away by the pathology, down-to-earth faculty who were dedicated to teaching, and awesome residents. Plus, ABQ has mountains and burritos.