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Molly Gathright

CredentialsAmerican Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, General Adult Psychiatry
TitleAssociate Dean Graduate Medical Educ
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentCollege of Medicine
Address527 Psychiatric Research Institute
4301 W.Markham
Mail Slot # 554
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-686-8158
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    Molly M. Gathright is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Designated Institutional Official for UAMS College of Medicine. In this position, she oversees accreditation of 60 plus UAMS GME training programs. Dr. Gathright received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine in 2003 and remained at UAMS for a general psychiatry residency and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Gathright served as the inaugural medical director of the Psychiatric Research Institute Child Diagnostic Unit from 2008-2016, where her clinical interest centered on diagnostically challenging children and the interprofessional comprehensive approach to evaluation in this innovative treatment setting.

    An award-winning educator, Dr. Gathright has been active in residency education since joining the faculty in 2008, later serving as the program director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship from 2013 until assuming her role as Assistant Dean for GME from 2016-2019. Additionally, she served as the inaugural program director for the Transitional Year Residency from 2016 -2020.
    Dr. Gathright has served on the National Reference Committee of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and as the district representative to the Assembly of the APA. Dr. Gathright currently serves on the Steering Committee for the American Association of Medical Colleges, Group on Resident Affairs. She also serves as Councilor for the Arkansas Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha.

    Dr. Gathright’s areas of scholarship have focused on educational research, professional learning environments and physician burnout. She is a fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and an elected member of the American College of Psychiatrists.


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    Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

    Designated Institutional Official (DIO)

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    Harding University, Searcy, ARBS05/1995Chemistry
    UAMS College of Medicine, Little Rock, ARMD05/2003
    UAMS College of Medicine, Residency, Little Rock, AR06/2007General Adult Psychiatry
    UAMS College of Medicine, Fellowship, Little Rock, AR06/2008Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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    1. Gathright MM, Hankins J, Siddiqui MZ, Thrush CR, Atkinson T. A Transitional Year Residency Program Provides Innovative Solutions for Unmatched Medical Students. J Grad Med Educ. 2021 Aug; 13(4):561-568. PMID: 34434517.
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    2. Messias E, Flynn V, Gathright M, Thrush C, Atkinson T, Thapa P. Loss of Meaning at Work Associated with Burnout Risk in Academic Medicine. South Med J. 2021 Mar; 114(3):139-143. PMID: 33655306.
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    3. Thrush CR, Gathright MM, Atkinson T, Messias EL, Guise JB. Psychometric Properties of the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory in an Academic Healthcare Institution Sample in the U.S. Eval Health Prof. 2021 12; 44(4):400-405. PMID: 32539552.
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    4. Thrush CR, Guise JB, Gathright MM, Messias E, Flynn V, Belknap T, Thapa PB, Williams DK, Nada EM, Clardy JA. A One-Year Institutional View of Resident Physician Burnout. Acad Psychiatry. 2019 Aug; 43(4):361-368. PMID: 30820845.
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    5. Messias E, Gathright MM, Freeman ES, Flynn V, Atkinson T, Thrush CR, Clardy JA, Thapa P. Differences in burnout prevalence between clinical professionals and biomedical scientists in an academic medical centre: a cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open. 2019 02 19; 9(2):e023506. PMID: 30782882.
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    6. Bell L, Gathright MM. Suicide is Preventable. J Ark Med Soc. 2019; 115(9):205-205.
    7. Atkinson TA, Gathright MM, Clardy JA, Thrush CR, Messias EM. Perspectives meaningful work in a high-burnout academic medical center: A discourse analysis. Qualitative Research in Medicine & Healthcare. 2018; (2):73-83.
    8. Gathright MM, Holmes KJ, Morris EM, Gatlin A. An Innovative, Interdisciplinary Model of Care for Inpatient Child Psychiatry: an Overview. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2016 10; 43(4):648-660. PMID: 26659088.
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    9. Tariq SG, Thrush CR, Gathright M, Spollen JJ, Graham J, Shorey JM. Crystal clear or tin ear: how do medical students interpret derogatory comments about patients and other professionals? Med Educ Online. 2016; 21:31221. PMID: 27422126.
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    10. Gathright MM, Thrush C, Guise JB, Krain L, Clardy J. What Do Medical Students Perceive as Meaningful in the Psychiatry Clerkship Learning Environment? A Content Analysis of Critical Incident Narratives. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Apr; 40(2):287-94. PMID: 25772129.
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    11. Neal J, Thrush CR, Gathright MM, Guise JB. . Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Content Representation on the Psychiatry Resident In-Training Examination, 2009-2013. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. 2015; 19(3):320-27.
    12. Hunt JB, Eisenberg D, Lu L, Gathright M. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care Utilization among U.S. College Students: Applying the Institution of Medicine Definition of Health Care Disparities. Acad Psychiatry. 2015 Oct; 39(5):520-6. PMID: 25026942.
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    13. Holmes KJ, Gathright MM, Morris EM, Coffey B. Psychotic symptoms and catatonia in a preadolescent boy with autism spectrum disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2014 Jun; 24(5):288-92. PMID: 24945087.
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    14. Gathright M. . Critical Synthesis Package: Professionalism Mini-Evaluation Exercise (P- MEX). MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2014.
    15. Holmes KJ, Stokes L, Gathright MM. The Use of Collaborative Problem Solving to Address Challenging Behavior Among Hospitalized Children With Complex Trauma: A Case Series. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth. 2014; (31):41-62.
    16. Kindrick C, Gathright M, Cisler JM, Messias E. Sadness, suicide, and sexual behavior in Arkansas: results from the youth risk behavior survey 2011. J Ark Med Soc. 2013 Dec; 110(7):134-6. PMID: 24494349.
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    17. Huynh PN, Gathright MM, Holmes KJ, Coffey DB. Worsening psychosis after fever of unknown origin in an adolescent boy with autism. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2013 Apr; 23(3):224-7. PMID: 23607412.
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    18. Gathright MM, Krain LP, Sparks SE, Thrush CR. Do they stay or do they go? Residents who become faculty at their training institutions. Acad Psychiatry. 2012 Sep 01; 36(5):395-7. PMID: 22983472.
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    19. Gathright MM, Thrush C, Jarvis R, Hicks E, Cargile C, Clardy J, O'Sullivan P. Identifying areas for curricular program improvement based on perceptions of skills, competencies, and performance. Acad Psychiatry. 2009 Jan-Feb; 33(1):37-42. PMID: 19349442.
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