Tanner Wright

Surgery – Preliminary, University of Tennessee


About Me

I grew up in western Washington playing sports in all seasons. In high school I took an anatomy class which is where I got my initial interest in medicine. I served a two year mission for my church in Antofagasta, Chile. After that I attended Brigham Young University where I met my wife and graduated with a bachelors in exercise science. Throughout my undergraduate degree I did research that involved harvesting rat and mouse placental tissue, which peaked my interest for surgery. During medical school my wife and I had two little girls who will soon be one and two and a half-years-old when I graduate. I worked hard to rotate with every specialty and subspecialty I could throughout medical school and I found that I loved surgery the most.

My medical school journey

I plan to live in a medically underserved location, as well as volunteer one day of the week to provide free medical care to those who cannot afford it otherwise.

Hopes & Aspirations

I hope to become a surgeon in a rural, underserved community.