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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group

  • Interested in Orthopaedics and Neurology, but don’t want to be a surgeon?
  • Looking for a specialty that involves looking at the whole person that encompasses not only basic pathophysiology but also how a person interacts within society?
  • Do you like helping people find solutions to obstacles so they can improve their quality of life?

If so, come join the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group at the University of Iowa. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers exciting opportunities in musculoskeletal and rehabilitation medicine.

Anyone interested in learning more about this specialty and how as a physiatrist, (‘fiz-e-a-trist’) you can directly improve care for nearly ALL other patients within the hospital are welcome to attend monthly group meetings.

Medical students who are planning on matching in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation will receive a free student membership to the Association of Academic Physiatrists (which includes a journal subscription to the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) courtesy of the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation.

We will discuss opportunities in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, conduct various musculoskeletal workshops, and provide resources for those applying to residency.

There are two and four week rotations in PM&R.  Please contact any of faculty advisors with questions.



  • Heather Bingham, M.D.
  • Eric Aschenbrenner, M.D.
  • Philip Chen, M.D.