About Seattle Mini Medical School

Seattle Mini Medical School (SMMS) is a middle and high school: grades 6-12, approved by Washington State Board of Education. SMMS focuses on STEM, Medicine, and Medical Mission.  Our medical mission provides students with clinical experiences that instill compassion and help students understand the true meaning of medicine and service.

SMMS is a blended learning school using both traditional  and online classrooms. Online classrooms allows us to bring doctors, guest lecturers, or experts from anywhere in the world to the classroom using live video conferencing and presentations. 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 very early in their education.

Certificate of State Approval

History of the Name

In 1989, the chancellor of the University of Colorado (CU) in Denver raised a concern about the relationship between the CU Medical School and the surrounding community. He worried that the public did not really understand or appreciate what the medical school was about. The chancellor asked Dr. J. John Cohen to come up with a way to show people what the CU medical school does. With that charge and his own inspiration and wisdom, Dr. Cohen created the first Mini Medical School.  The program is typically a lecture series that meets once a week and provides “mini-med students” information on some of the same subjects studied by “real” medical students. Mini-Med School students do not need a science background to attend (NIH, Office of Science Education, https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED502046).

Contact Us

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

Tan M Lam
P.O. Box 974
Seahurst, WA 98062
tanlam@minimedicalschool.org

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