VictorGutierrez, MD

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Class of 2019


University of New Mexico SOM


Name: Victor K Gutierrez

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Undergrad: New Mexico State University

Life before med school: I took a year off between undergrad and medical school. I worked for a couple of months for a welding company in order to save some money to travel. I was able to visit Southeast Asia and Central America during that time. It was a great opportunity to experience new cultures.

Med school: University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Worst/best job: My best job was as a summer camp counselor. It was great to play all day and enjoy being active. I can't think of any job that I didn't enjoy.

Hobbies: Any and all sports, hiking, camping, movies, biking, hanging out with my family; friends; and dogs.

Favorite band: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite movie: Fight Club, Friday Night Lights, Shawshank Redemption

Why Albuquerque: I love the weather, easy access to outdoor activities, and the food is amazing. There is also lots of activities to do such as breweries, the state fair, the balloon fiesta, and many others. The main reason I love Albuquerque is the people.

Anything else interesting: I once ate 60 wings on a dare from my friend in college.