Our department facilitates high-quality education, research, and clinical services in the important field of rehabilitation medicine.


PM&R Residency 

Our residents receive an outstanding training experience, gaining the skills and knowledge needed for careers in physiatry.



Our fellowship programs are designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in pain medicine and pediatric rehabilitation medicine.


Medical Student Clerkships

We have a wide variety of clerkships available for medical students throughout the year, with different lengths and focus areas. 

Physical Therapy

The Division of Physical Therapy provides excellent student education, research, and service to the profession and the community.

Rehabilitation Science

The Division of Rehabilitation Science's PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science is training future scientists who meet the growing demand for experts in the field.

Adult Neuropsychology

The Division of Adult Neuropsychologists apply the science of the brain's structure and function to address a variety of complex conditions.

Research Spotlight

Gillick Pediatric Research Laboratory

Gillick Lab patient

In the Gillick Pediatric Research Lab, Bernadette Gillick and her fellow researchers believe that children with cerebral palsy have the potential to influence their level of function throughout their lifetime. 

Learn more about the Gillick lab


New Name for the Department

The Department has a new name! To better reflect all areas within the department and the great work being done, we have changed our name to the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. In addition to a name change, we have identified four distinct divisions within the department:  Division of Adult Neuropsychology, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabiltiation (PM&R), Division of Physical Therapy and Division of Rehabilitation Science.

News Highlights

  • Paula Ludewig, PhD, PT, and PhD Student Justin Staker will be receiving a $150,000 MN-Reach product development grant.
  • Rehabilitation Science graduate student Haiming Liu presented at the 2015 Graduate School Doctoral Research Showcase.
  • Cecilia Prudente, PhD, Neuroscience, played a key role in an illuminating study on the brain's motor control map.

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