Empowering Health Literacy: Bridging the Knowledge Gap for a Healthier Society

Welcome to the Teaching for Impact Medicine Program, where we aim to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities by providing high-quality education on the human body and common diseases.

At TFI, we believe that understanding how the human body works and how it interacts with the environment is crucial for maintaining physical and mental health. While there is still much to learn about the human body, we have made significant progress over the past century. For example, the discovery of the carcinogenic effects of smoking has led to a decrease in smoking rates, and the association between junk food and cardiovascular disease has prompted many to adopt healthier diets. Increased awareness of basic immunology has also led to encouraging rates of vaccination uptake, which has contributed to a decrease in previously fatal infections, including COVID-19.

However, despite these advancements, there are still pockets of society where health literacy remains low, resulting in a high burden of disease. Even among trained medical professionals, there may be deficiencies in knowledge that can lead to clinical decisions that are not evidence-based.

That’s why our TFI Medicine program is committed to producing and delivering high-quality educational material designed to improve communal understanding of a range of common diseases and their best treatment. Our program is designed to address knowledge gaps and promote evidence-based practices.

We cover a wide range of topics, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, mental health, and more. Our educational material is developed by a team of medical experts and educators, and it is tailored to meet the specific needs of different audiences, including medical professionals, community members, and patients.

We believe that by providing high-quality education on the human body and common diseases, we can improve health outcomes and empower individuals and communities to lead healthy lives. Thank you for considering the TFI Medicine program, and we look forward to working with you to achieve better health for all.


meet the team

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Cecilia Gu
Clinical Medicine Lead
Victor Lin
Clinical Medicine Lead
Pre-Clinical Medicine Lead
Alexander To-Dang
Pre-Clinical Medicine Lead
Pre-Clinical Medicine Lead