Mini Medical School

In 2019, the Washington State Board of Education approved the TL Foundation to establish the Seattle Mini Medical School (SMMS) to provides full curriculum for grades 6-12.  SMMS will be a blended learning college preparatory school that focuses on STEM, Medicine, and Medical Mission.  SMMS is designed for students who are serious about pursuing a career in medicine.  SMMS provides a way to expose high school students to the basic science of medicine and clinical skills early on in their education.  

Our medical mission will provide students with clinical experiences that instill compassion and help students understand the true meaning of medicine and service.  My final chapter of Dreams from Vietnam is to guide, encourage, and educate the future physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to have compassion for the poor and needy both locally and globally.

Mini Medical School for the Public
In addition to high school education, TLF provides mini medical school courses designed for the general public, who are interested in learning more about diseases and how the body works. 

Sample Topics:
Alzheimer’s Disease
Emergency Medicine: Real Cases From the ER
Viral Hepatitis
Sickle Cell Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Prostate Cancer
Keeping the Beat: Restoring Rhythms of the Heart
Collapsed Lung! How to Treat a Pneumothorax
From Aedes to Zika: the Resurgence of Mosquito-Borne Viruses in the Americas
High-Tech Minimally Invasive Surgery
Advances in Urology from BPH to Erectile Dysfunction
Human Hardware: Hip and Knee Replacement
Physical Therapy: Optimizing Movement Through the Ages
Flaps R US: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment, with patient presentation
Myths and Realities of Psychiatry: Depression – Diagnosis and Treatment
Psychiatric Drugs
Pathology in the Era of Genomics
Neuroendovascular Coils and Stents: Brain Surgery Without the Scars
Rheumatology: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

General PUblic Audience (Non-Credit)
A fast-paced weekend and/or evening showing the latest research in action
Get a taste of medical school without reading, writing, and exams
An interactive learning experience
This program will explore our current understanding of today’s compelling health issues from diagnosis and treatment to prevention
An opportunity to ask questions
A celebration of hope for everybody
Tuition: $30 per class
Class duration is between 60 to 75 minutes.
Graduates receive a certificate of completion (attending 7 or more sessions)

In Person Lecture:
Highline College Campus
2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, WA 98198

Online Lecture: Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and/or Zoom

Contact Us
Email is the preferred method for initial contact. Thank you.
Tan M Lam
2116 SW 152nd St Box 974
Seahurst, WA 98062


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