Tyler Laurence, MD
I was born and raised in Gallup, NM, a small town bordering the Navajo Nation. I completed my undergraduate and medical education at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. When I decided I wanted to pursue a career in medicine it was my desire to work in rural and underserved areas particularly Indigenous populations.
My desire comes from my deep personal experiences with my own community as a Navajo person. I remain dedicated to this path I have chosen in medicine. During my time in medical school I discovered that Family Medicine was the one specialty best fit to provide longitudinal care for people living in rural areas. New Mexico and Alaska are similar in the diversity, community, hardships and strong spirit that defines humanity.
Two states with extraordinary beauty of the landscape and people contrasted with the absence of basic necessities and other struggles with rural living. Outside of medicine I enjoy being with family and friends, going out for long runs and being outdoors in general. I look forward to living in Alaska and to gain excellent comprehensive training in Family Medicine.