At the Indiana University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), we are very excited about our programs, both clinical and educational. Our patient programs cover all aspects of PM&R.
Physical Medicine is the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal pain. In this role PM&R doctors treat patients with sports injuries, work injuries, trauma of all types, and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Rehabilitation involves helping those with major physical impairments, such as stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury, often in an inpatient setting. In addition to the above, PM&R doctors also perform electrodiagnosis (electromyography-EMG) to diagnose diseases of the nerves and muscles such as carpal tunnel syndrome and "pinched nerves."
Our department is affiliated with four inpatient rehabilitation centers including the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, the Rehabilitation Intervention Treatment Service (Roudebush VA Hospital), the Children's Rehabilitation Unit, and the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at St, Vincent Hospital.
Our PM&R residency program is the only PM&R residency in the State of Indiana and we have openings for three residents each year. The residency starts in the PGY2 year, so applicants must do a transitional internship before starting their residency. Several excellent transitional programs are available in central Indiana. One is available at Indiana University Health. Interviews can often be coordinated so that resident applicants may apply to both the transitional residency and our residency in one trip.
In our Department, we strive to maintain a close relationship between all the residents and the faculty. By maintaining a relatively small class size, we assure each resident that they will receive personalized attention and, as much as possible, a "customized" learning experience. In addition to teaching residents, we also provide many hours of teaching each year to residents of other specialties, medical students, therapy students and others. Our faculty is also active in research and has published numerous books, book chapters, and peer reviewed research publications.
I trust you will find our web site helpful in learning more about the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and our Department.
Flora Hammond, M.D.
If you have questions about our residency program or department, please e-mail Cyndi Herrera.
PM&R contact Info:
Phone: (317) 963-7077
Fax: (317) 963-7068
Indiana University Department of PM&R
Goodman Hall, Suite 4300
355 West 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202