Get to know Dr. David Lott – father, fellow, and fisherman.
First, tell us about you.
I’m currently a 1st year Endocrinology fellow. Originally, I am from Meridian, MS. I went to Mississippi College for undergraduate and medical school at William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine. I completed my Internal Medicine Residency here at UMMC. I am married to my beautiful wife Emily, and we have one 3 year old son named Cooper.
What do you like most about UMMC?
I’m sure this is a common answer but it has to be the people. I interviewed all over the south for residency but remembered the people I met here the most, and this has continued to be the case over the last several years. I also love that this is THE academic center for medicine in the state, which means I am able to get a great education close to home!
What advice would you offer to the incoming interns?
For the interns, absorb all you can but remain you, I think a lot of us tend to get so engrossed in medicine that we can forget not only who we are, but we tend to lose some of the empathy and personality that made us great doctors in the first place. I think that holds true in fellowship as well.
What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
“The Lord of the Rings: A brief synopsis of the history and lore of Middle Earth” or “The history of Nintendo consoles 1980’s to now”
What are some small things that make you day better?
At work, a good glucose log. Outside of work, spending time with Cooper and Emily, and a fresh cut yard.
Where do you want to be in your life in 5 years?
Back in Meridian hopefully relaxing on a boat at the reservoir.
What was your favorite part of residency?
Working with such great people, but also watching my skills develop over the years, it really makes all the schooling worth it.
What is your favorite thing about Jackson?
We are lucky in that my brother and sister have also moved to the area so we are able to spend time with them often, but even luckier that several of the friends we’ve had since even high school have moved to the area as well. It really makes starting a young family easier when you can bounce things off old friends while having family available within 5-10 mins.
If you weren’t a physician, what would you be?
My dream would be to run a charter fishing business and maybe a bait shop on the beach somewhere, probably not that, but I will pretend that’s what I’d be doing.