The Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington is unique among the IU School of Medicine campuses in that it educates medical students seeking an MD as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Bloomington offers a Big 10 learning environment on an iconic campus.

With six major hospitals housing about 2000 beds, medical students in Evansville have access to physician educators in a range of medical specialties. An expanded residency program here will provide more than 100 new graduate medical education positions over the next few years.

The Fort Wayne campus offers clinical education in both rural and urban communities through two large hospital systems serving the region. A Student Research Fellowship Program offers med students nine weeks of summer research experience.

Students and faculty in Indianapolis benefit from close proximity to some of Indiana’s largest teaching hospitals and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center. This campus offers medical education in the heart of one of the most progressive and economically healthy cities in the United States.

Muncie is the School’s only campus that’s located on hospital property, giving medical students a front-row four-year medical education with all the amenities that come with being located near the campus of Ball State University, a bustling college environment.

Located in a highly populated urban region just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, the Gary campus offers medical students unparalleled access to clinical care at 11 major teaching hospitals housing 2800 beds. An expanded residency program in Gary will accommodate more than 100 new graduate medical education positions.

IU School of Medicine-South Bend is located on the campus of Notre Dame, offering a rich campus life in a traditionally collegiate community. Students here gain clinical care experience at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, and external funding for faculty research exceeds $2 million per year.

Known for its rural medical education program, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute meets the increased need for physicians to serve rural communities throughout the state of Indiana and beyond. This unique four-year medical school program emphasizes primary care and other specialties of need in rural communities.

Located on the campus of Purdue University, the West Lafayette campus offers a Big Ten campus atmosphere and opportunities to supplement the MD curriculum with research experience in the collaborative labs and research centers here. This IU School of Medicine campus offers on-campus housing to med students.


Physical medicine is the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal pain. In this area of medicine, 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. Physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors also perform electrodiagnosis (electromyography-EMG) to diagnose diseases of the nerves and muscles such as carpal tunnel syndrome and pinched nerves. The IU School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has a strong history of achievement in the areas of medical research, physician education and patient care.


The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program at IU School of Medicine is the only physiatry residency in the state of Indiana. In addition to training PM&R residents, nationally known faculty in this department also dedicate significant time to teaching residents of other specialties as well as medical students, therapy students and others.


Physiatry faculty are active in medical research and have published numerous books, book chapters and peer-reviewed research publications in this field of medicine. Through work in the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center, the InterFACE Center and other research facilities, investigators in this department continue to advance treatment options and care.

Clinical Care

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team at IU School of Medicine is affiliated with four inpatient rehabilitation centers, including a veteran’s hospital and a facility focusing on children. Physiatry residents spend a minimum of one year caring for hospitalized patients to provide inpatient services, including general rehabilitation, stroke, and traumatic brain injury treatment.
Years of Physiatrist Residency Training
Affiliated Clinical Facilities
Medical Specialties Related to PM&R


Flora M. Hammond, MD

Flora M. Hammond, MD

Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Hammond's work focuses on long-term rehabilitation and treatment for traumatic brain injury patients at one of only 16 TBI model systems in the United States.
James F. Malec, PhD

James F. Malec, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Malec is active in groups involved with the concerns of people with brain injuries, including the Brain Injury Association, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the International Neuropsychological Society.

Collaborative Research

By fostering a collaborative research agenda with other IU School of Medicine academic departments and IU clinical science schools, investigator educators in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation continue to advance knowledge and patient treatment options.

Residency Program

Residency training in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation begins with a transitional year dedicated to fundamental clinical skills and then moves to focused rotations. Residents are required to spend a minimum of one year caring for hospitalized patients to provide inpatient services, including general rehabilitation, stroke and traumatic brain injury treatment.

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