The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has a strong history of achievement in medical research, education and patient care. PM&R, also known as physiatry, treats conditions involving the body’s nervous and musculoskeletal systems that limit a person’s ability to function. The teaching faculty in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation oversees the only PM&R residency training program in the state of Indiana and are eager to uphold the mission of educating the country’s next generation of physiatrists.
Senior Research Professor Emeritus of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
James Malec, PhD, 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.
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 training in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation begins with an internship year dedicated to fundamental clinical skills and then moves to focused rotations for 3 years. Residents are exposed to various clinical settings, including acute and subacute rehabilitation, as well as multidisciplinary outpatient clinics. Rotation examples include stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, musculoskeletal, interventional pain, EMG, comprehensive spasticity, ultrasound, ALS, amputee care, and consults.