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Gretchen Seif

Gretchen Seif

Gretchen A. Seif, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, FAAOMPT
Associate Professor and
Assistant Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
Division of Physical Therapy
151-B Rutledge Avenue, MSC 962
Charleston, SC  29425


Office: B306
843-792-9345
seif@musc.edu

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Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Regis University (2009)
  • Master in Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina (1997)
  • BS Allied Health Professions (Physical Therapy), Ohio State University (1993)

Areas of Teaching

  • Surface Anatomy
  • Musculoskeletal Lab
  • Clinical Reasoning and Practice
  • Clinical Education

Research Topics

  • Low Back Pain
  • Educational Technology
  • Clinical Reasoning

Recent Grants

  • 2015  Investigator
    "CARES Biggest Loser"
    Department of Health Professions Interdivisional/Interdepartmental/Intercollege Seed Grant
    $5,500
  • 2015  Investigator
    "CARES Clinic"
    YES Family Fund Grant
    $2,500
  • 2015  Investigator
    "E-Learning Innovations: Converting an E-learning module into a marketable mobile application"
    MUSC Changing What's Possible Through Innovation and Technology Grant
    $31,000
  • 2015  Investigator
    "E-Learning Innovations: Converting an E-learning module into a marketable mobile application"
    Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles
    $10,000
  • 2015  Investigator 
    "E-Learning Innovations: Converting an E-learning module into a marketable mobile application"
    Department of Health Professions
    $8,000
  • 2014  Investigator
    "CHP Educational Technology Journal Club"
    Valerie West Educational Technology Enhancement Fund
    $2,125
  • 2014  Principal Investigator
    "iPad Therefore I Can: Assessment of IPads technology at the CARES Therapy clinic"
    MUSC Department of Health Professions Interdivisional/Interdepartmental/Intercollege Seed Grant
    $5,000

Recent Publications

  • Wager, K.A., Annan-Coultas, D., Coker-Bolt, P., Seif, G., and Kraft, S. (In press). Interprofessional partnerships: Implementing an electronic health record in a student run free clinic. The Journal of Health Administration Education.
  • Morrisette, D., Cholewicki, J., Logan, S., McGowan, S., Seif, G. (2014). A randomized clinical trial comparing extensible and inextensible lumbosacral orthoses and standard care alone in the management of lower back pain. Spine. 39(21):1733-1742.
  • Annan-Coultas, D., Kazley, A., Seif, G. (2014). Effectiveness of Audience Response-Enhanced Case Learning Activities in Graduate Health Professions Education. Journal of Allied Health. 43(3):e53-e58.
  • Seif GA, Coker-Bolt P, Kraft S, Gonsalves W, Simpson K, Johnson E. (2014). The development of clinical reasoning and interprofessional behaviors: service-learning at a student-run free clinic. Journal of Interprofessional Care. June 3, 2014.
  • Seif GA, Brown D and Annan-Coultas D. (2013). Video-Recorded Simulated Patient Interactions: Can They Help Develop Clinical and Communication Skills in Today's Learning Environment. Journal of Allied Health. 42(2):e37-e44.
  • Seif GA, Brown D and Annan-Coultas D. (2013). Fostering Clinical Reasoning Skills in PT Students through an Interactive Learning Module Designed in the Moodle Learning Management System. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. Fall 2013, Vo. 27, No 3: 32-40.
  • Kazley A, Annan-Coultas D, Carson N, Freeland M, Hodge A, Seif GA, Zoller J. (2013). Understanding the use of educational technology among faculty, staff and students at a medical university. TechTrends March/April 2013, Vol. 57, No. 2:63-70.

Recent Presentations

  • Seif, G., Coker-Bolt, P., Kraft, S., Wager, K., Annan, D. "The Assessment and Implementation of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) in an Interprofessional Student-Run Free Clinic." Collaborating Across Borders V, Oct 2015. Roanoke, VA.
  • Giles, A. K., Annan-Coultas, D., Coultas, J., Seif, G., Bowman, P. J. "Flipping the OT and PT lab: Development of an e-learning module." Paper presentation. American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference, Apr 2015. Nashville, TN.
  • Hayden G, Bennett B, Coats E, Graul A, Hubbuch J, Kraft S., Seif G, Coker Bolt P. "Lessons Learned and Results from Patient Outcome Measures at the MUSC student run free clinic CARES Therapy Clinic.” Student Society of Free Medical Clinics Conference, Feb 2015. Atlanta, GA.
  • Bannan C, Brenner J, Doherty K, Davidson L, Neal L, Slaughter E, Williams M, Kraft S, Coker-Bolt P, Seif G, Wager K, Annan Coultas D. "Interprofessional Approach to Electronic Health Records Implementation at a Student Run Clinic." Student Society of Free Medical Clinics Conference, Feb 2015. Atlanta, GA.
  • Coats E, Callahan K, Pena L, Slaughter E, Knowles M, Harris C, Kraft S, Seif G, Coker-Bolt P. "Client-centered Care? Patient satisfaction with services provided at C.A.R.E.S. Therapy Clinic." Student Society of Free Medical Clinics Conference, Feb 2015. Atlanta, GA.
  • Kraft S, Wager K, Seif G, Coker-Bolt P, Annan-Coultas D. "The assessment and implementation of an electronic health record in an interprofessional student-run free clinic." Association of Schools for Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) Conference, Oct 2014. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Giles, A. K., Seif, G., Annan-Coultas, D., Coultas, J., Bowman, P. J. "Flipping the OT and PT lab: Development of an e-learning module." Paper presentation at the ASAHP Annual Conference, Oct 2014. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Seif, G., Brown, D. "Fostering Orthopedic Clinical Reasoning Skills in the Physical Therapists Student." American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference, Oct 2014. San Antonio, TX.
  • Kraft, S., Seif, G., Coker-Bolt, P., Gonsalves, W., Johnson, E. Simpson, K. "The economic impact of a student run free clinic as a safety new provider for uninsured patients." Institutes of Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education, May 2014. Washington, DC.
  • Seif, G., Kraft, S., Coker-Bolt, P., Gonsalves, W., Simpson, K. "Participation in a student run free clinic impacts student clinical reasoning as measured by the self-assessment of clinical reflection and reasoning (SACRR)." Institutes of Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education, May 2014. Washington, DC.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Peirson, P., Stokes, M., Coats, E., Stec, B., Callahan, K., Kraft, S., & Seif, G. "Student-run free clinic: An innovative service learning opportunity." American Occupational Therapy National Conference and Exposition, Mar 2014. Baltimore, MD.
  • Gonsalves, W., Seif, G., Kraft, S., & Coker-Bolt, P. "How a Student Run Free Clinic Improved Interprofessionalism And Clinical Reasoning." 2014 STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, Feb 2014. Nashville, TN.
  • Foster, A, Kraft S., Seif G, & Coker-Bolt P. "The Effectiveness and Challenges of physical, occupational, and speech therapy treatment in a patient with a basal ganglia stroke in a student run interprofessional therapy clinic-a case report." International Student Run Free Clinic Association Conference, Jan 2014. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Kraft, S., Seif, G., Coker-Bolt, P., Simpson, K., Johnson, E., & Gonsalves, W. "The Economic Impact Of A Student-Run Free Clinic As A Safety Net Provider For Uninsured Patients." 2013 Annual ASAHP Conference, Oct 2013. Orlando, FL.
  • Kraft, S., Seif, G., Coker-Bolt, P., Simpson, K., Johnson, E., & Gonsalves, W. "The Development of Clinical Reasoning and Interprofessional Behaviors: Service-Learning at a Student-Run Free Clinic." 2013 Annual ASAHP Conference, Oct 2013. Orlando, FL.

Recent Honors & Awards

  • SC Commission on Higher Education-Service Learning Award, 2015
  • MUSC College of Health Professions Service Award, 2014
  • MUSC College of Health Professions Teaching Award Nominee, 2014
  • MUSC Health Sciences Foundation Teaching Excellence Award for Developing Teacher of the Year, 2011-2012
  • College of Health Professions Instructor of the Year Nominee, 2010
  • MSUC Developing Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2009-2010
  • College of Health Professions Instructor of the Year Nominee, 2009
  • College of Health Professions Instructor of the Year Nominee, 2008
 
 
 

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