MASTER Facilitators: Gathright

MASTER: Meet Your Facilitators

Molly M. Gathright, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Molly M. Gathright received her BS in chemistry from Harding University.  She received her medical degree from UAMS College of Medicine.  Dr. Gathright completed a general psychiatry residency and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UAMS as well.  She has been a member of the UAMS College of Medicine faculty since 2008 and is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry.  Dr. Gathright currently serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and the Assistant Designated Institutional Officer.

Why Dr. Gathright thinks this program is important…

A clinician’s ability to explain, listen and empathize can have a profound effect on health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction of care.  Moreover, communication amongst team members influences job satisfaction and quality of patient satisfaction, care, and most importantly, safety.  I am privileged to be part of an institution that places value on communication and is investing in training their healthcare providers.  I strongly believe that communication skills can be learned and improved upon through such training.  This will provide a whole new way of connecting with patients and colleagues, and  subsequently, providing for richer and more meaningful relationships with patient centered care and patient safety at its core.