Maureen Gecht-Silver MPH, OTDAssociate Director of Medical Student Education University of Illinois College of MedicineFamily Medicine
Associate Director of Medical Student Education
OTD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016
Masters of Public Health, UIC
UIC DFM Faculty Development Fellowship
UIC Scholars for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellowship
AREAS OF INTERESTS
Chronic Disease Management
Motivational Interviewing and Self-Management
Medical Student Education
Maureen Gecht-Silver came to UIC in 1994 with over 16 years of experience as an occupational therapist working with patients with chronic health conditions and physical disabilities. Through her entire career she has maintained an interest in helping clients play an active role in managing their own health conditions and in teaching health professionals to gain increased satisfaction from their work by inspiring the patient’s active role. She has continued to develop this work through providing complex case management in the Family Medicine clinic and instruction in self management and motivational interviewing skills to medical students, Family Medicine residents, Occupational Therapists and other health professionals.
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
2005 National Health Information Awards – Bronze Award in Patient Education
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Gecht-Silver M, Lee D, Ehrlich-Jones L, Bristow M. Evaluation of a Motivational Interviewing Training for Third-Year Medical Students. Fam Med 2016;48(2):132-135.
Gecht-Silver, M., Lee, D., Ehrlich-Jones, L., & Bristow, M. (2016). Evaluation of a Motivational Interviewing Training for Third-Year Medical Students. Family medicine, 48(2), 132-135.
Gecht-Silver MR: Joint protection for the upper limb. Up-to-Date Online Journal, 18.3: June 2016 (since 2014) In: UpToDate [Internet]. Waltham (MA): UpToDate Inc. c1992
Gecht-Silver MR and Duncombe AM: Patient information: Arthritis and exercise. Up-to-Date Online Journal, June 2015 (since 2007) In: UpToDate [Internet]. Waltham (MA): UpToDate Inc. c1992.
Gecht-Silver MR, Duncombe AM: Overview of joint protection. Up-to-Date Online Journal, 18.3: May 2015 (since 2005) In: UpToDate [Internet]. Waltham (MA): UpToDate Inc.
Faculty Speaker UIC Occupational Therapy Department 2008-present
T-Trainer Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (2004) and Diabetes Self-Management Program (2012)
Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) member