Dr. Wanda Parsons is a Family Physician and Associate Professor in the Discipline of Family Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she has served in the past as Postgraduate Residency Director and Interim Chair. She is Assistant Dean for Admissions at Memorial and Chair of the AFMC Network on Admissions.
Her clinical research interests include women’s health and healthy aging. In her role as Assistant Dean for Admissions she is actively involved in research on pathways to rural practice as well as selection tools that are fair to all students, including the TaMMI (Traditional and Multiple Mini-interview) process and situational judgment tests (SJTs) which can be used to accurately assess the attributes and competencies, which an individual school deems important in their context and whose performance is not affected by socioeconomic status.
She is also actively involved in MCAT research with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), being a member of both the PSBB validity study and the MCAT Validity study.