Andrew Lyman-Buttler



Why I chose the University of Minnesota Medical School

I taught high school chemistry and biology for 11 years before starting medical school. I've also served in the Army Reserve and National Guard for 17 years, first as a musician, then a medic, and now a student officer. I live in Northeast Minneapolis with my wife and our son. I like backpacking, bike touring, canoeing, and growing vegetables. I've lived in Minneapolis my whole adult life and I can't imagine life anywhere else. Our city is the perfect size--big enough that you can always find something interesting to do, but not so big as to be overwhelming--and the people are wonderful. If your car gets stuck in a snowstorm, strangers will run out of their houses in pajamas to help you push. This community spirit is very much a part of the Medical School, too. I'm constantly amazed by the incredible support from colleagues, staff, faculty, and administration. They really do care that we succeed. Beyond general questions, I'm happy to answer questions about: Parenting, career change, military service

Year of Study


Medical interests

General internal medicine, military medicine, medical education

Community Involvement

Interprofessional Student Parent Community Board Member, Knowledge Cooperative

Undergraduate institution:

University of Minnesota

Home region:

Hancock, MI