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


McKnight Land-Grant Professorship

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine faculty member, Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT has been awarded the very prestigious University of Minnesota McKnight Land-Grant Professorship This award is given only to a few assistant professors within the whole U of M each year. Dr. Gillick will hold the title of McKnight Land Grant Professor for two years. This award is for Dr. Gillick's research project titled, "Discovery of Novel Treatments for Childhood Stroke and Resultant Cerebral Palsy." Click here for more information on this award. 

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.

Division of Physical Therapy Program Director Search

The Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota is inviting applications from talented and experienced academicians to serve as the 6th Program Director in the rich 75-year history of the program. Please view the position announcement for more information and the application process.

News Highlights

  • PM&R Residents Stephanie Standal, MD, and Logan McCool, DO, along with Connie Bongiorno, MSLS, will be presenting "Sleep Wellness" at an upcoming UofM P&A Brown Bag Lunch Series.

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