Office of Student Affairs
School of Medicine
685 W. Baltimore Street, Suite 150
Baltimore, MD 21201
The Associate Dean for Student Affairs is responsible for the overall function of the office. In that role, Dr. Parker fosters an open and inviting atmosphere for all students to feel welcome. She is an advocate and mentor for all of the students in the School of Medicine, promoting their personal and professional development. She serves on committees and collaborates with other School of Medicine and University offices to improve processes and to establish policies and procedures, with the goal of providing better service to our students, staff and faculty. Dr. Parker personally writes many MSPE’s (Medical Student Performance Evaluations) and oversees the writing of all MSPE’s.
The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs serves primarily in a counseling and activity advising role. He also writes MSPE’s (Medical Student Performance Evaluations) and letters of recommendations. Dr. Martinez is a Careers in Medicine Liaison and facilitates the Mentoring Program. Dr. Martinez is also on faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
As a member of the Office of Student Affairs, Dr. Frayha writes Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs) and serves primarily in a counseling and activity advisory role. She is the Student Affairs liaison for the school's dual degree programs and their students. She is also on faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine, where she sees patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Kevin Brown, MS, Executive Director for Student Affairs and Medical Education
Direct Line: 410-706-7668
Sonia Beasley, BS, Associate Director
Direct Line: 410-706-7586
The Associate Director provides students with registration guidance and assistance and proper records management. She monitors and maintains the University/SOM student information system for academic records (SURFS) used in admissions registration, and mandated reporting functions ensuring the confidentiality and accuracy for students. She is the managing editor for the Academic Handbook, the elective and subinternship catalogs. She oversees the visiting student process (VSAS) and serves as the Veteran’s Administrative benefits liaison. She coordinates affiliation agreements and leaves of absence for students. She is the point person for FERPA questions or concerns, international elective registration and add/drop processes.
Sara E. Menso, MBA, MS, Business Analyst
Direct Line: 410-706-3649
Mrs. Menso provides daily support to students, manages the application (Automated Student Affairs Processes) that compiles the Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs), assembles the documentation that is uploaded to Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS); an application that helps fourth-year students to apply to residency. She is the editor of The White Coat, the Office of Student Affairs newsletter. She manages the department's presence on the web and manages the financial accounting system for the Student Council, Alpha Omega Alpha and Global Humanism Honor Society accounts. She also consults with medical students that are interested in taking electives or subinternships internationally. She also coordinates affiliation agreements and leaves of absence for students.
Tami VanDamme, BS, Program Coordinator
Direct Line: 410-706-1927
Ms. VanDamme provides daily support to students, manages medical degree certifications and alumni MSPE's, and manages white coat ordering. She also oversees and coordinates the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). She coordinates the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Student Clinician Ceremony luncheons, the AOA Banquet and manages scholarship and award information. She also helps with affiliation agreements.
Ashley Crawford, BS, Administrative Assistant II
Direct Line: 410-706-7476
Ms. Crawford provides daily administrative support to students. Her support includes a range of items including managing medical degree verifications, alumni MSPE's, generates good guy letters, good standing letters and judicial board letters for students.