Monday, January 4, 2021

Mini Medical School

After graduating from Dartmouth Medical School with a Master's Degree in Biochemistry, I went back to my alma mater to teach Science. My goal was to teach for three to five years and then return to medical school to get a doctorate degree. That was 25 years ago. I did not go back to medical school.

As my teaching career winds down, I have begun to think about what legacy I will leave behind when my life has passed. In 2020, the Washington State Board of Education approved the Tu Luong Medical Mission Foundation to establish the Seattle Mini Medical School (SMMS), which 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 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.

Email is the preferred method for initial contact. I am a teacher. I do not answer phone during school hours. Thank you for your understanding.