Group Picture of the GME Team

Molly Gathright
Molly Gathright, M.D.
Associate Dean, GME
Designated Institutional Official
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Transitional Year Program Director
Dr. Molly 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 (COM) GME. Dr. Gathright received her medical degree from UAMS COM in 2003 and remained at UAMS for a general psychiatry residency and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry before joining the faculty in 2008. Since that time, she has been very active in residency education serving as program director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship until assuming the role as Assistant Dean for GME from 2016-2019. Additionally, she serves as the program director for the Transitional Year Residency. Dr. Gathright is an avid runner and enjoys photography, baking, and traveling. With an open door policy, Dr. Gathright welcomes visitors, always has jar full of M&Ms to offer you, and loves to share a good cup of coffee and conversation.
Jim Clardy, M.D.
Jim Clardy, M.D.
Director of the UAMS Center for GME
Professor, Psychiatry
Dr. Jim Clardy, a professor of psychiatry, served as associate dean for graduate medical education from 2004-2019. Dr. Clardy graduated from the College of Medicine in 1986 and remained at UAMS for his residency in psychiatry before completing a fellowship in schizophrenia research at the National Institute for Mental Health. Dr. Clardy enjoys gardening, landscaping, and especially likes collecting botanical specimens from friends and special places to serve as memories when they grow and bloom.
Carol Thrush Ed.D.
Carol Thrush Ed.D.
Professor, COM Surgery Administration
Dr. Carol Thrush is an Associate Professor and Medical Educator based in the Department of Surgery. For GME, she spends approximately half of her work effort in support of GME faculty development, evaluation, scholarship, and accreditation support activities. Dr. Thrush earned BA and MA degrees in Psychology from the University of West Florida, and an Ed.D. degree from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. She is passionate about science writing, publishing, her family, and the beach.
Jennie Kirby
Jennie Kirby, MPA
Community Programs Manager
With over 15 years of program management experience, Jennie Kirby has worked as a public administration specialist at the state and federal level and previously served as the program manager for UAMS Pediatric residency program. Jennie has lived and worked overseas in London, England for the World Association for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and in Japan, where she taught conversational English. In her free-time, she loves to read, try new restaurants and watch her daughter play soccer.
Jennifer Hankins
Jennifer Hankins, MPH, C-TAGME
Program Administrator, GME
Transitional Year Residency Coordinator
Jennifer Hankins dreams of a GME office filled with innovation, service to others and free chocolate. As a healthcare administrator for thirteen plus years, she has worked in clinical and research settings. She has been with the UAMS GME office for 2 years. Jennifer also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Transitional Year Residency. When she is not thinking of GME, you can find her running a taxi service for her 8 year old twins.
Jennifer White, BSN, C-TAGME
Jennifer White, BSN, C-TAGME
Program Manager
Jennifer White joined the Graduate Medical Education office on Oct. 1, 2016. Jennifer began her career at UAMS as an RN in 1997. She was recruited to GME by the Dept. of Anesthesiology and served as their residency coordinator for 10 years. She has been certified by the National Board for Certification for Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME) since 2010; she has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. Some of Jennifer’s GME tasks include providing education and support for residency and fellowship coordinators, new program director orientation, EASE meetings, and orientation of new residents and fellows. When she’s not at work, you will find her enjoying time with her husband and six kids.
Sarah Sharp
Sarah Sharp
System Analyst Supervisor
NewInnovations Administrator
GME Website Administrator
Sarah Sharp is the administrator for our residency management software program, New Innovations. She provides educational and resource support and acts as the liaison between the hospital and their use of the reporting components of the software. She also maintains and updates the websites for Graduate Medical Education, Resident Wellness, and Transitional Year Residency Program. Sarah graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems. She is well versed with troubleshooting and problem solving technology and software. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, playing board games, baking creative desserts, and all things crafting.
Tim Atkinson
Tim Atkinson, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Education, Internal Medicine
Instructional Educational Specialist, GME
Dr. Tim Atkinson has been in the higher education and government industries for over 25 years holding leadership posts from Director to Assistant Provost to President, and he served on the cabinet of two governors. His scholarship is based in Organizational Theory and Development. He is a trained coach, learning designer, and a Master Practitioner in the Myers Briggs Type Inventory. He is also certified in the California Personality Inventory and is a certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator. His B.S. is in Biology from Tennessee Tech, Masters in Education in Higher Education Administration from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, and a Doctorate in Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.