IU School of Medicine



The course will allow the student to work with patients with stroke, spinal cord injuries, amputations and other disabling conditions in the acute rehab unit. The course also offers the students an opportunity to learn a practical low back and neck evaluation and how to treat common musculoskeletal injuries. The course will train the student to differentiate between impairment and disabilities. This will allow the student to have the necessary skills in which to determine work/activity restrictions for patients.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Suzi Tolliver(stolliv@iu.edu)

Director: Rawa Araim, D.O.

Campus: Bloomington

Location: IU Health - Bloomington

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Describe the etiology of common PMR conditions (MK2)
  • 2) Diagnose and develop a treatment plan for common PMR conditions (MK4)
  • 3) Recognize indication for and interpret tests used in the evaluation of the PMR patient (PC4)
  • 4) Demonstrate an appropriate physical exam of the PMR patient (PC2)
  • 5) Apply basic knowledge of PMR patient in the acute care rehab setting (PC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evalution: (Observation & Discussion with faculty)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-50

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None