Dr. Valerie Gilchrist, University of Wisconsin received her medical degree (honors) from the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was a graduate scholar and awarded membership in Alpha Omega Alpha. She attended a Fellowship in Faculty Development at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 1982-1983, and the Hedwig Van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program 1999-2000. She is board certified in Family Medicine and was the Chair of Family Medicine at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine 1997-2005, and Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University 2005-2007, and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2008-2019).
Dr. Gilchrist has received numerous awards including: The STFM F Marion Bishop Award (2018), FPIN Recognition Award (2017), UWMF Patient Experience Award (2013), North Carolina Academy FP Leadership Award (2005), NCAFP Excellence in Education award (2005), Excellence in Education (2004), STFM Research Paper Award (1999), Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Master Teacher Award (2002), Gender Equity Award (1999), Liebelt/Wheeler Award for Faculty Excellence (1992). She received an honorary degree from the University of Pécs, Hungary in 2002 for her work helping that school develop family medicine education. She has been an invited professor at numerous departments of Family Medicine across the US.
She is the co-editor of four books, one monograph, numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed publications, and grant awards. She has been a reviewer for the National Board of Medical Examiners, on a study section for AHRQ, and has been a member of several editorial boards.
Dr Gilchrist is a past president of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (2018-19) and has served on the boards of the North American Primary Care Research Group, the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine, the Council of Academic Societies of the American Association of Medical Colleges, and the Ohio, North Carolina, and Wisconsin Academies of Family Physicians. She maintains an active clinical practice at the Belleville Family Medical Clinic. She is married to William Scott and has 3 adult children.