Our Consultants

Jan L. Austin, M.A.Jan L. Austin, M.A.

Mrs. Austin is the manager of GME Informatics for the 50 Dayton-area residency programs. In that role she provides oversight, training, and data management for the electronic residency tracking system that is a central force in the Dayton medical education community. The electronic system includes tracking personnel data, schedules, evaluations, duty hours, procedures, conferences, accreditation data, portfolios, Medicare cost reports, and more. Mrs. Austin has a more than 30-year career in medical education as an administrator with roles in undergraduate medical education, residency program oversight, fiscal operations, and practice management. She is an advocate for empowering administrative staff through professional development, training, and teamwork so they can adequately support the mission of education. Austin has a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in management.

Albert F. Painter, Psy.D.Albert F. Painter, Psy.D.

Dr. Painter is the associate dean for faculty affairs and DIO of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He has served as the director of medical education for two large urban teaching hospitals for more than 23 years and was the founding executive director of the Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Consortium for 16 years. He has chaired the Graduate Medical Education Committee, organized the only National Conference of GME Consortia, and led the Ohio Council of Teaching Hospitals Conference on Physician Workforce Issues. In addition, he has a broad interest in faculty development that includes creating physician leadership courses and onboarding processes and initiated the Wright Medical Education Consultant enterprise. He is an expert on GME financing, institutional accreditation, hospital-GME operations, GME collaborative initiatives, and faculty development.

Dean X. Parmelee, M.D.Dean X. Parmelee, M.D.

Dr. Parmelee is associate dean for academic affairs at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He is responsible for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) self-study and accreditation process. He is well known nationally and internationally for his promotion and refinement of active learning strategies, specifically Team-Based Learning™ (TBL). He has edited four textbooks and authored or coauthored many book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Parmelee led the transformation of the medical school’s curriculum from largely passive-learning experiences to active-learning strategies. Active on the international level, Dr. Parmelee took a leadership role in reaching an agreement to collaborate with Unaizah College of Medicine of Qassim University, of Saudi Arabia, to deliver a concurrent educational experience for its students, parallel with the Boonshoft School of Medicine’s medical education program. His areas of expertise are in active learning techniques, LCME accreditation, and international relations in medical education.

Brenda Roman, M.D.Brenda Roman, M.D.

Dr. Roman is assistant dean for curriculum development and professor and vice chair for education in the Department of Psychiatry at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Roman received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals. Her clinical work has focused on the college population and the homeless population. Her scholarly work focuses on medical education, curriculum development, and women’s mental health issues. Dr. Roman has extensive experience with the medical school curriculum, being on the forefront of introducing Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) into the psychiatry curriculum. She is currently chair of the Wright Curriculum Steering Committee, where she is leading the transformation to a new competency-based curriculum. In addition to serving on numerous school and university committees, Dr. Roman serves on the Executive Council of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry, now as the treasurer/secretary. She also is on the United States Medical Licensing Examination® USMLE Step 2 Psychiatry Test Material Development Committee. In 2013, she completed the prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Program for women.

Teresa W. Zyrd, M.D., M.P.H.Teresa W. Zryd, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Zryd has been the director of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program since 2003. She has served as chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, chair of the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Ad hoc Committee, and president of the Greene County Combined Health District Board of Health. She has received numerous awards for teaching and mentoring and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA). Dr. Zryd is an expert in residency program direction, GME ambulatory care operations, FQHCs, and hospital-GME relations.

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