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Office of Student Affairs
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Health Sciences Facility I
685 W. Baltimore Street, Suite 150
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-7476 

Donna Parker

Donna L. Parker, MD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs 

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.

Joe Martinez

Joseph Martinez, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs 

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.

Fantry, George

George T. Fantry, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Research and Education 

Dr. Fantry is a member of the Office of Student Affairs where he serves primarily in a counseling and activity advisory role. He also writes MSPEs (Medical Student Performance Evaluations). As the Assistant Dean for Student Research and Education, Dr. Fantry is responsible for all activities in the Office of Student Research. He is the Course Director of Pathophysiology and Therapeutics I&II and Co-Course Director of Functional Systems. Dr. Fantry is also a member of the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine where he directs a multidisciplinary Heartburn and Dyspepsia Program.

Neda Frayha formal

Neda Frayha, MD, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs 

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.

Sonia Beasley

Sonia Beasley, Associate Director 

The Associate Director provides students with direction in their studies, registration guidance and assistance, and proper records management. Monitors and maintains the University/school student information system for academic records used in admissions, registration, and mandated reporting functions ensuring the confidentiality and accuracy for students. Identifies and assists in the development of future student record and registration changes. Applies knowledge of student information systems to campus/school-specific needs and processes; assists in modifying functional designs to enhance functionality of reporting and tracking. Managing editor for the Academic Handbook, the elective and sub-internship catalogs. Oversees the visiting student process and serves as the Veteran’s Administrative benefits liaison. 

Dawn Roberts

Dawn Roberts, MA, Associate Director  

Ms. Roberts is responsible for planning and coordinating seminars, workshops, Graduation, Match Day and other special events through the office. She offers guidance to the Student Council and student organization leadership. She is also primarily responsible for organizing and implementing our programs for high school and college students including tours and the Shadowing Program. Ms. Roberts provides tutorials and information to students regarding the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program. She serves as the National Health Service Corps Ambassador as well. 

Valerie Reynolds

Valerie C. Reynolds, Coordinator 

A Coordinator provides administrative support to the Associate Dean. She coordinates the Medical Spanish course and provides support to the course directors and instructors. Valerie also assists with the Humanism Honor Society, Student Clinician Ceremony, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) and Appeals Committee.  She also coordinates affiliation agreements.

Sara E. Menso 

Sara E. Menso, MBA, Business Analyst 

Mrs. Menso provides daily support to students, manages the information system that compiles the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPEs), assembles the documentation that is uploaded to Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS); an application that helps fourth-year students to apply to residency, manages the department's presence on the web, and manages the financial accounting system for the Student Council account. She also manages the Global Health Learning Opportunity (GHLO) application for medical students that are interested in taking electives or subinternships internationally.


Tami VanDamme, Administrative Assistant II 

Ms. VanDamme provides daily support to students, manages medical degree certifications and alumni MSPE's, assists with white coat ordering and documentation that is uploaded to ERAS. She also manages, coordinates and oversees the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).