Little Medical School – Calgary
Welcome to the Little Medical School – Calgary! We are excited for your children to experience our innovative, interactive STEM programs which will engage and inspire your children to explore a career in the healthcare field.
The Little Medical School – Calgary is owned by a team of physicians who have always had a lifelong passion to inspire children. They saw the value in providing real-world, science-based knowledge and skills to our children. Their vision is to ensure that EVERY child will discover how the body works, understand the importance of health, and have the opportunity to explore healthcare careers.
We can’t wait to share our passion for medicine and science with our little Calgarians!
Why Parents and Children Love Little Medical School:
- Our programs align with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) objectives
- We offer real hands-on experience, including suturing, applying first aid and reading X-rays
- Children receive and work with real working medical equipment
- We celebrate our students’ success with a fun graduation and diploma ceremony
- Our programs are flexible and can accommodate an institution’s specific needs
Meet the Team
Ann Roque, MD
Owner and Director of Operations, Little Medical School – Calgary
Ann has been trained as a General Practice physician in the Philippines with years of experience in the hospital, community and corporate settings. She always had a passion to become a doctor as a child, dreaming of wearing the white coat and a stethoscope wrapped around her neck and helping the sick. In 2012, she and her husband, also a physician, immigrated to Canada. Since then, she has worked closely with general practitioners and specialists in medical clinics as a Physician Assistant and Clinic Coordinator while working on her Canadian medical licensing exams. She is a mom to two young energetic boys ages 5 and 2 and understands firsthand the challenges and joys of motherhood. Her family lives in Calgary and they are proud to be home to breathtaking landscapes, beautiful neighborhoods, the best family-friendly attractions and the amicable local community spirit. She started Little Medical School in Calgary as she was inspired by her 5-year-old son who loves to role play as a doctor and verbalizes that he wanted to be a doctor when he grows up. In search of child enrichment programs that would fit her child’s interest, she discovered that there is a lack of medical themed workshops for kids. She believes that children should be exposed to experiences in line with their passion that will enrich and nurture their young minds. She is committed to help parents to let their kids achieve their dreams and to advance Little Medical School’s mission which is to inspire tomorrow’s healthcare providers today.
Christian Roque, MD
Owner and Director of Business Development, Little Medical School – Calgary
Christian is a also a licensed Physician in the Philippines with many years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety. Being raised by both doctor parents, he knew he always wanted to be a doctor even at a very young age. When he and his wife immigrated to Canada in 2012, he found the healthcare field of recreation therapy relatively new and exciting, and he started working in a seniors facility designing and facilitating recreation programs for seniors with dementia and young adults with brain injuries. His joyful and enthusiastic personality has been his edge in running successful therapeutic recreation programs to the community. As a father to two young kids, he is an advocate of creating a learning environment that is both entertaining and educational where students easily could learn about important life skills in the field of medicine long before they leave elementary school. He is also dedicated in helping like-minded parents to let their children have an academic edge and achieve their best potential. With Little Medical School’s fun and engaging curriculum, Christian is able to provide the foundation for inspiring future healthcare professionals in Calgary.
Mary Mason, MD
CEO and Founder of Little Medical School, St. Louis, MO
Mary founded Little Medical School in 2011 established it in St. Louis, Missouri. She has more than 20 years of experience as a board-certified internist, a public health advocate, clinical instructor, author of several peer-reviewed papers and textbooks, and an an active member of the community. Her physician mother greatly influenced her to pursue a career in medicine as she recalls many positive experience as child. Her mother would bring home to her real tongue depressors, bandages, gauze pads to play with in her “little doctor’s office” along with her little white coat, stethoscope, and an old-fashion black doctor’s bag. She decided to recreate these childhood experience and developed Little Medical School. It is because of her that Little Medical School is able to inspire and shape tomorrow’s healthcare professionals today.
We hope we could meet you as well!