Andrew Berglund, DO
Class of 2018
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA
Undergrad: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Med school: Western University of Health Sciences
Why Albuquerque: Of all the places I visited, UNM did the best job of putting resident education first. The fact that it's a large level 1 institution with faculty interested in EMS, wilderness and disaster medicine also helps. As a town, ABQ combines the best of everything into one place: lots of sunny days, tons of trails to ride, world class snow a few hours away, and more green chiles than I know what to do with.
Life before med school: I was a paramedic and wilderness first aid instructor
Hobbies: spending time with my wife and dogs, mountain biking, camping/road tripping, finding great places to eat.
Worst/best job: worst was probably answering phones at a call center for an insurance company. Best was working at a good friend's glass shop or being a paramedic.
Favorite band: hmmm, it changes - maybe today it's The Descendants
Favorite movie: The Matrix