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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Message from the Chair

MISSION

The mission of the University of California Davis Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitatiion is to improve the health, function and quality of life of individuals with acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, brain and spinal cord insults, and neuromuscular disorders.  We pursue our mission through the compassionate delivery of the highest quality patient care, state-of-the-art education of students, physicians, clinical investigators and allied health providers, public service to the local and global community, and research which generates new knowledge that can be applied to the health and functional challenges that face our world.

VISION

The UC Davis Department of PM&R will be a provider of choice in our region for state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation care, a leader in medical education focused on the neuromusculoskeletal system and interdisciplinary team care, and a national leader in research focused on clinical outcome measurement development, innovative clinical trials, and improved function and quality of life in individuals with neuromuscular diseases, musculoskeletal conditions, central nervous system injuries, and pediatric disabilities. 

The Vision of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is carried out by a Strategic Plan based on the following four goals:

  1. COMPASSIONATE DELIVERY OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY PATIENT CARE.  The UC Davis Department of PM&R aspires to be a provider of choice in our region for high quality inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.
  2. PROVIDE STATE-OF-THE-ART EDUCATION.  The UC Davis Department of PM&R aspires to be a national leader in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education focused on physical medicine & rehabilitation, musculoskeletal conditions and neuromuscular disorders.
  3. EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE.  The UC Davis Department of PM&R aspires to serve the local and global community of consumers, health care professionals, and researchers by providing education, technical assistance, and service.
  4. RESEARCH WHICH GENERATES NEW KNOWLEDGE THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO THE HEALTH AND FUNCTIONAL CHALLENGES THAT FACE OUR WORLD.  The UC Davis Department of PM&R will be a national leader in research pertaining to clinical outcome measurement development, translational studies and clinical trials of novel interventions, and clinical research related to individuals with neuromuscular diseases, musculoskeletal conditions, neurodevelopmental disorders, and central nervous system impairments.