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About Dean Parmelee

At the Boonshoft School of Medicine Dr. Parmelee has championed ‘engaged learning,’ including the development of Team-Based Learning™ (TBL™) in all major courses and most clerkships. He served as the Inaugural President of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (, and conducts workshops for faculty development nationally and internationally on TBL™ and curriculum design in the health science professions.  He has served as Plenary Speaker at the annual meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators and faculty development retreats at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.  He has been a Visiting Professor of Medical Education at the Duke/National University of Singapore, Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine, the University of Sharjah (UAE), and Sultan Qaboos University College of Medicine, Oman, and the University of Zimbabwe. In April 2016, he made the keynote presentation at Tehran University of Medical Sciences Annual Medical Education Conference and was appointed to the Affiliated Faculty.
In addition to promoting ‘engaged learning’ in the Boonshoft curriculum, he helped develop the School’s elective course, the Healer’s Art in which almost all students participate. This course, designed by Dr. Rachel Remen and offered at more than 70 U.S. medical schools, helps medical students learn about meaning in medicine and how they might hold on to and practice the values of the profession throughout their lives of service. He is a co-author of “Professional Formation: Extending Medicine’s Lineage of Service into the Next Century,” published in the 2010 Special Flexner Centennial Issue of Academic Medicine, which advocates greater attention to the enduring and deeper values of the physician lineage in medical education.
Dr. Parmelee has served on several committees of the National Board of Medical Examiners, performed site visits for the LCME, and has been a regular site visit reviewer of medical schools for the Ministry of Higher Education of the United Arab Emirates. He has edited four textbooks and authored or co-authored many book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles on child and adolescent psychiatry, psychoanalysis, medical ethics, pediatrics, and medical education.  He has conducted more than 100 workshops on TBL™ and curriculum design at U.S. health science professions schools (allopathic, osteopathic, naturopathic, nursing, pharmacy) and many international schools in the Far and Middle East, Africa and Europe. In 2011, he was an invited speaker at the 2nd Annual Health Professional Education Quality Conference in Bali, Indonesia, sponsored by the World Bank.


2021 - Present Child Psychiatrist, Dayton Children's Hospital ‐ Shriner's Hospital
2018 - Present Director of Educational Scholarship & Program Development, Wright State University Medical Education
2001 - Present Professor, Wright State University Department of Medical Education
2001 - Present Professor, Wright State University Department of Psychiatry
2001 - Present Professor, Wright State University Department of Pediatrics
2001 - 2018 Associate Dean for Medical Education, Chief Academic Officer, Wright State University Department of Pediatrics

Curriculum Vitae


2013 - 2016 Qassim University Unaizah College of Medicine Twinning Projec
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Role: Principle Investigator
2013 Project Planning Grant: Rural Health Initiative
HealthPath Foundation
Role: Chair Advisory Group
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2009 - Present Member, Association of Medical Educators of Europe
2004 - Present Member, International Association of Medical Science Educators
2003 - Present Member, Team-Based Learning Collaborative
2002 - Present Member, American Medical Association
1981 - Present Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
1977 - Present Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
2003 - 2009 Inaugural President, Team-Based Learning Collaborative
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Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Visiting Professor of Medcial Education-University of Lampung
  • 2016 The AOA Robert F. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2016 Visiting Professor in Medical Education - Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • 2012 Faculty Excellence in Teaching 2012 Award
  • 2012 Robert J. Kegerrreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching Award


1977 - 1979 Resident & Clincial Fellow in Child Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School ‐ McLean Hospital of the Massachusetts General Hospital
1975 - 1977 Resident & Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School ‐ Massachusetts General Hospital
1975 M.D., University of Rochester ‐ School of Medicine
1970 B.A., Antioch College

Contact Information

White Hall 290
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001


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