Educational Programs
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Education & Training

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to providing world-class education and training to the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Lab work

Our department’s faculty are actively engaged in research that affects all Minnesotans, young and old. Past research has gone on to impact the field of medicine and push our boundaries of understanding.

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Patient Care

Clinical care is an integral part of our department. Our divisions practice both in the hospital and in the clinic. We focus on you as a “whole person.”

Erin Holker

Interim Head of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Erin Holker has assumed the role of interim head of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Holker joined the Medical School in 2001 as an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, with affiliate appointments in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery. She is the division director for Adult Neuropsychology, and serves as the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.


Our Department is comprised of three divisions: Adult Neuropsychology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Physical Therapy. Learn more about what each division has to offer and how they are impacting the field of medicine.

Neuropsychologist Dr. Erin Holker does a lot of work with Parkinson's disease patients — in the clinic, in her research, and in the community.


Pipeline program provides support/mentorship to help diverse students become physical therapists.


This M Health Fairview story explores what experts experienced with COVID-19 treatment and rehabilitation have to say about how the virus may continue to affect the body and what care options are available for COVID “long-haulers.”