Terry Stratton, PhD
Biography and Education
Dr. Terry Stratton, a Professor of Behavioral Science, is one of several Special Title Series (educational) faculty in the Department of Behavioral Science – where he directs most of his effort toward teaching, assessment, and other training. After stepping down in 2018 after serving 17 years as Assistant Dean for Student Assessment & Program Evaluation, he now teaches, co-teaches, or precepts students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. While he still maintains an interest in professional (medical) education research, he now focuses primarily on biomedical training - and currently serves on the U.K. College of Medicine Biomedical Education Curriculum Committee as well as the Department’s internal CTS curriculum committee. He also chairs the CTS Graduate Admissions Committee. In addition, he serves as a co-investigator a state-funded project involving the delivery of community-based opioid use disorder (OUD) services – along with two NIH-funded projects which provide grantsmanship training and assistance to biomedical faculty at minority serving institutions (MSIs) across the U.S. Lastly, he remains involved in The Generalists for Medical Education (TGME) and currently serves as Chair-Elect for the Association of American Medical College’s (AAMC) Student Survey Advisory Committee (SSAC).
Dr. Stratton continues to serve as Assistant Dean for Quality Management in the UK COM Office of Medical Education – focusing on the expansion and implementation of a formal continuous quality improvement (CQI) program to monitor, assess, and refine the College’s education and service missions. In preparation for the College’s recent (October 2018) reaccreditation site visit, he served as: (1) co-chair of the LCME Subcommittee on Standards 1 (Mission, Planning, Organization and Integrity) and 2 (Leadership and Administration) – and was a member on two others: Standard 3 (Academic and Learning Environments) and Standards 6-8 (Curricular Objectives, Content, Management, and Evaluation). Also in the accreditation realm, he served as faculty liaison for the Independent Student Analysis (ISA) component of the LCME accreditation self-study – and was a member of the overall LCME Executive Steering Committee, the UK COM Office of Continuous Quality Improvement, and the COM representative to the main campus University Assessment Council (UAC). He is co-investigator and project evaluator (10% effort) on a newly-funded 5-year NIH (NIGMS) R25 project to enhance grant-writing and research mentorship skills among faculty at predominantly underrepresented institutions. He continues to serve on the Steering Committee of The Generalists in Medical Education (TGME) – and where he served as proposal reviewer and session moderator at the 2018 conference. He also served as peer reviewer for the Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) – as well as numerous medical education journals (e.g., Medical Education, Academic Medicine, Teaching & Learning in Medicine, etc.). He authored or co-authored three refereed journal publications – and has three more currently under review (one being a revised submission). He continues (with Jon Webb, MD) to co-precept in “Introduction to Clinical Medicine” (MD 811) and also serves as a small group leader for the inter-professional iCATS curriculum.