Timothy Huerena, MD

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Class of 2020


University of New Mexico SOM


Hometown: Bosque Farms, NM

Undergrad: UNM

Life before med school: Volunteer firefighter, school & office furniture salesman & installer, and photography.

Med school: UNM

Worst/best job:

  • Best non-medical job: Office Furniture Salesman
  • Worst job: Working at a haunted house in Albuquerque

Hobbies: Anything in the outdoors- Wildlife/landscape photography, hiking, backpacking, camping, snowboarding, snowshoeing, horseback riding, etc.

Favorite band: Guns N' Roses- 80’s rock is my favorite!

Favorite movie: Young Guns- 80’s movie about Billy the Kid with Emilio Estevez

Why Albuquerque: Albuquerque has been my home since the day I was born. Traveling the U.S. throughout my life (especially during interview season) has only made me realize that New Mexico is where I am the happiest. My reason to stay in Albuquerque was a combination of my love of NM and the fact that UNM has such an awesome EM program.

Anything else interesting: I originally started college pursuing a degree in photography and video production, but I switched gears towards medicine somewhere along the way.