Kathy W. Smith, MD

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Associate Professor, Educator Scholar Track
Director of Graduate Medical Education Faculty Development

Dr. Kathy W. Smith is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. She is Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in the College of Medicine and Director of Graduate Medical Education Faculty Development. Dr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Arizona State University and a Medical Degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She completed residency training in psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Arizona and joined the faculty in 2006. She has specialized training in the assessment and treatment of perinatal mood disorders and working with transgender and gender nonconforming youth. Dr. Smith provides clinical care and supervises medical students, residents, and fellows at Banner University Medical Center and the Crisis Response Center. She is a member of the Association of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) and in involved in educational research and faculty development in both undergraduate and graduate medical education.

Professional Affiliations

American College of Psychiatrists, American Academy of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryAmerican Psychiatric Association

Research/Clinical Interests

Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education, Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education Faculty Development, Transition to Residency Medical Education

Selected Publications: 

Smith KW, Amini R, Banerjee M, Clemens C. The Feasibility of Blinding Residency Programs to USMLE Step 1 Scores During GME Application, Interview, and Match Process, (Accepted January 7, 2021).

Amini R, Laughlin BS, Smith KW, Siwik VP, Adamas-Rappaport WJ, Fantry GT. “’Flipped Classroom’ for Academic and Career Advising: An Innovative Technique for Medical Student Advising”, Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 9:371-376, 2018.

Degrees
  • MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2001
  • BS: Arizona State University, Microbiology, 1996
Honors and Awards
  • 2020 Nominee, Maria Teresa Valez Outstanding Mentoring Award, University of Arizona
  • 2020 Training Director’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Residency Education, UACOM-T Department of Psychiatry
  • 2019 Child Fellows’ Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Education, UACOM-T Department of Psychiatry
  • 2015 Child Fellows' Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Education, UACOM-T Department of Psychiatry
  • 2015 Endless Possibilities Award, Banner - University Medical Group
  • Member, The American College of Psychiatrists, 2014 -
  • 2013-2014 Training Director's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Residency Education, UACOM-T Department of Psychiatry
  • Best Doctors in America, 2011 -
  • 2011-2012 Junior Residents' Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Education, UACOM-T Department of Psychiatry
  • 2007-2008 Senior Residents' Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Education, UACOM-T Department of Psychiatry
Residency
  • University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry Tucson, 2004
Fellowship
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2006
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2010
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008

Publications

2018

Amini, R., B. S. Laughlin, K. W. Smith, V. P. Siwik, W. J. Adamas-Rappaport, and G. T. Fantry, ""Flipped classroom" for academic and career advising: an innovative technique for medical student advising.", Adv Med Educ Pract, vol. 9, pp. 371-376, 2018. PMCID: PMC5957052  PMID: 29785150