Richard Terry, DO
Dr. Terry is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. He completed his residency at the University of Rochester in Family Medicine in 1991, the first osteopathic physician ever admitted to the program. Dr. Terry has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dr. Terry currently serves as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM at Elmira). From 2012-2019, Dr. Terry served as the founding Designated Institutional Official at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY, which he initiated nine ACGME accredited programs to support 126 residents and fellows. Previously he served as the Assistant Dean of Regional Clinical Education at LECOM and the Chief Academic Officer of the Lake Erie Consortium for Osteopathic Medical Training (LECOMT),
Dr. Terry has over two decades of experience in both graduate and undergraduate medical education. He has been instrumental in developing a regional clinical campus model for Lake Erie College Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) as well as developing numerous graduate medical education programs in multiple specialties and undergraduate opportunities for osteopathic students. Dr. Terry has experience in the ACGME accreditation process and over the past 8 years has built a robust clinical network of hospitals offering undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education opportunities for LECOM students. Dr. Terry was a driving force for the creation of LECOM at Elmira and currently serves as the founding Dean. LECOM at Elmira is the first medical school in the Southern Tier of New York State.
Dr. Terry has published on various educational topics and has presented at numerous national lectures on a variety of medical education topics. Dr. Terry was recognized in 2012 as the Osteopathic Family Physician Educator of Year by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. In 2016, he presented at the prestigious Josiah Macy Foundation Northeast Regional Conference on Innovations in GME and was recognized by the American Osteopathic Foundation Committee as the 2017 W. Douglas Ward, Ph.D. Educator of the year. In 2019, Dr. Terry was an invited speaker on the development of Community-Based Graduate Medical Education programs at the annual ACGME conference in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Terry received the 2019 New York State Association for Rural Health’s Senator McGee Award, for his outstanding contribution to improving the health of rural populations. At this year’s Annual Educational Conference, Meaning in Medicine: Compassion and Connection Dr Terry presented Tips for Maintaining ACGME-Accredited Programs in a Community Hospital System . In March 2020, Dr. Terry received the Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators Leadership Award from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. This award is given to an individual who has contributed noteworthy service to the osteopathic profession,