Welcome to the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine

The UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine stands as one of the newest medical schools in Texas, and a vital part of one of the state's oldest Catholic universities.

We admitted our first class of 162 students in July 2017. We advance a nearly 140-year-old UIW tradition of providing medical care and education across South Texas.

Texas ranks 47th in number of physicians per patient, and 57% of the state's medically underserved people live in our School of Medicine's service areas.



The UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500. The DO degree program has received approval from SACSCOC.

(UIWSOM) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) to offer the academic program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. Accreditation COCA guidelines are published on the AOA website.

Following the comprehensive initial accreditation site visit and COCA review, the UIWSOM was granted full accreditation in May, 2021. The next scheduled site visit and comprehensive accreditation review is scheduled for 2028.

UIWSOM Charter, Licensing and Accreditation Approval

COCA Accreditation Letters - SACS and Texas Dept. of Education

Accreditation Standards Complaint Policy and Procedure


School of Osteopathic Medicine Degree Programs

We offer two degree programs: a four-year Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and a one-year Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS).


Entering Class of 2021 Profile

  • 66% Texas residents
  • 11% African American
  • 28% Asian
  • 27% Hispanic
  • 0% Native American
  • 30% White
  • 1% Pacific Islander
  • 3% Not Reported
  • Average age: 26

Community Relationships

  • Arise Veteran Foundation
  • Bexar County Medical Society
  • Biomed San Antonio
  • Brooks Community
  • CASTMed
  • CHRISTUS Health
  • City of San Antonio Metro Health
  • Communicare
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Opportunity Home San Antonio
  • The Patient Institute
  • Southside Independent School District
  • San Antonio Food Bank
  • San Antonio Housing Authority
  • Texas Academic Decathalon
  • Texas Immunization Partnership
  • UIW Health Services
  • University Health 
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • UIWSOM Department of Translational Medicine
  • WellMed

To learn more about our partnerships and the exciting work UIWSOM is doing in our community, visit our Community Engagement Program page!