Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
685 W. Baltimore Street, Suite 150 Baltimore, MD 21201
Education and Training
1982 - B.Sc. from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1986 - M.D. from University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
1986-1989 - Residency, Department of Medicine, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Parker graduated from McGill University and received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. After a residency in internal medicine, she spent three years on the faculty at the University of North Carolina working at their Area Health Education Center at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. She returned to Baltimore to join the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1992. Since joining the faculty, she has served as the Medical Director of the Internal Medicine Clinic, Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Department of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Associate Dean for Student and Faculty Development, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and is currently Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education.
Dr. Parker excels at championing ideas and creating solutions for the betterment of a variety of constituents, and ultimately, society. She is a motivated and successful mentor who finds value in the success of others. Dr. Parker is committed to individualizing and personalizing mentoring with integrity, professionalism and compassion and serves as a steady advocate for those without a voice.
Medical Education, Primary Care, Women in Medicine
- Parker, DL. Balancing, Juggling and Other Feats. This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine. Edited by Eliza Lo Chin. Sage Publications 2002.
- Parker DL. Lessons Learned: Stories from Women in Medical Management. Edited by Deborah Shlian, MD, MBA, ACPE publication, 2013
Journal Articles - Refereed
- Parker, DL. A Workshop on Mentoring Acrosss Gender and Cultural Lines, Academic Medicine (May) 2002; Vol 77, No 5.
- Parker, DL. You Can't Judge a Book By its Cover, But We Do! The Pharos, Spring 2003, Page 13
- Frayha, N, Raczek, J, Lo, J, Martinez, J, Parker, DL. An Electronic Interview Tracking Tool to Guide Medical Students Through the Match: Improvements in Advising and Match Outcomes, Academic Medicine (March) 2019; Vol 94, No. 3.
Women in Medicine
General Internal Medicine
6/9/82 Graduated with distinction, McGill University
4/28/98 Election to AOA Honor Medical Society, University of Maryland School of Medicine
5/21/04 Mace Bearer at Pre-Commencement exercises, University of Maryland School of Medicine
2009, 2012 Marshal at Pre-Commencement exercises, University of Maryland School of Medicine
5/15/13 Carolyn J. Pass, MD ’66 and Richard J. Susel, MD ’66 Academy of Educational Excellence,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
5/14/14 The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the
Arnold P. Gold Foundation, UMSoM Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society
11/3/17 AAMC 2017 Careers in Medicine Excellence in Medical Student Career Advising Advisor Award
11/13/18 University of Maryland Medical Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award for 2019
3/11/19 University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring for 2019
1998 - Present Fellow, American College of Physicians
08/01 – 08/04 University of Maryland Medical Alumni Association – Member, Board of Trustees
2001 - Present Reviewer for the Annals of Internal Medicine. Acknowledged in 2014 and 2016 for exceptional quality of reviews.
2003 - 06
and 2009 - present MCAT exam Bias Reviewer