Michael J. Gilchrist, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Academic Hospitalist

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Department of Medicine

Division of General Medicine and Epidemiology


Dr. Gilchrist graduated in 1998 from Washington and Lee Univeristy with a double major in chemistry and psychology.  He received his MD degree from the Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2004.  Dr. Gilchrist completed residency in Internal Medicine in 2007 at the Univeristy of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  After completing residency, he completed a 2-year teaching and research fellowship within the Department of General Internal Medicine, during which time he earned a Masters of Public Health Degree from UNC's School of Public Health.  Dr. Gilchrist has been a member of the Hospital Medicine program since 2009.  During this time he has been a course-director for UNC's Rural Health elective for 2nd year medical students interested in primary care and disparities in our healthcare system.  In 2014, he was named co-course director of UNC SOM's Patient Centered Care, a required, longitudinal course for all UNC medical students in which they learn history-taking, communication, physical exam, and clininical reasoning skills.  Dr. Gilchrist is currently active on the TEC Foundation Phase Curriculum Committee as well as UNC Hospital's Complex Care Committee.


Dr. Gilchrist's clinical interests include healthcare disparities, hospital medicine, rural health, communication and professionalism.  Dr. Gilchrist is also dedicated to continued innovation and application of interactive learning in the field of medical education.

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