Incoming Students

MBS Class of 2023

Congratulations and welcome to the UIW SOM Master of Biomedical Sciences Program. The faculty and staff are enthusiastic about your arrival in the fall. We look forward to providing you with an intensive educational experience that will catapult your future career.

To Accept the Offer of Admission

Acknowledgment of Acceptance and Confirmation Form

By submitting the Acknowledgment of Acceptance and Confirmation Form below, I agree to the following:

  • Submit the non-refundable $200 deposit within two weeks of receipt of acceptance.
  • Complete the required immunizations, background check and drug screen prior to August 1, 2022.
  • Provide proof of individual or family medical insurance or purchase the available UIW student healthcare plan.
  • Submit any outstanding final, official college or university transcripts prior to matriculation.
  • Attend the MBS orientation week.

Pay the required $200 MBS Matriculation/Seat Deposit. This fee is non-refundable.

Once the Acknowledgment Form and deposit are received, UIW SOM will send a confirmation email within two business days.

Matriculation Requirements

  • August 1, 2022 - Submit official transcripts
    • If not already completed, submit official transcripts from all prior colleges and/or universities. Transcripts must be final with all in-progress grades resolved and proof of bachelor's degree conferral. 
    • Official transcripts can be sent electronically to or mailed to UIW Document Receiving at 4301 Broadway, CPO #304, San Antonio, Texas 78209.
  • August 1, 2022 - Complete prerequisite coursework
    • Official transcripts indicating successful completion of prerequisite coursework are required. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. (C- is not accepted.)
  • August 1, 2022 - Complete the UIW SOM Financial Agreement
    • The UIW SOM Financial Agreement outlines the UIW and UIW SOM policies regarding registration, health insurance and billing. Agreement to these terms is required prior to matriculation to UIW SOM and valid for the duration of enrollment at UIW and/or UIW SOM. 
  • August 1, 2022 - Register for background check, drug screening, obtain immunization and physical exam, and upload records to Pre-Check and Sentry MD
  • August 1, 2022 - Complete CITI Training
    • Register for an account with CITI and complete the required training modules listed below.
      • School of Osteopathic Medicine Students
      • School of Osteopathic Medicine Students and Residents (IPS)
      • Human Subject Research for Biomedical Research Investigators-Basic/Refresher
    • Proof of completion is required. Please keep all records until further instructions provided.

Miscellaneous Tasks

  • Secure housing
    • UIW SOM does not offer student housing. San Antonio offers  a variety of housing options. Learners may select housing that is most ideal for their needs and budget. 
  • Request accommodations (if applicable)
  • Determine payment arrangements
    • Learners may view their tuition bill, enroll in a payment plan or make out-of-pocket payments after course registration is complete on June 1, 2022. Learners do not need to register. UIW SOM will complete registration and send a confirmation email once registered.
    • Tuition statements and payments are accessible through the UIW portal, Cardinal Apps and the ePayment Center. Tuition is due by the first day of class for each semester. Please refer to UIWSOM Tuition and Payments for a detailed listing of anticipated costs by semester and tuition deadlines.
    • Learners that wish to apply for financial aid should complete the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Use school code 003578 for the University of the Incarnate Word. The UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine is not listed separately. Parental financial information is not required.
    • Financial aid offer are sent in early February 2022.
  • Review the technology recommendations (PDF)
    • During orientation, UIW SOM hosts Technology Check sessions. Learners may bring their computers to campus and ensure all software and technology is compatible with UIW SOM. Dates and times will be provided at a later time. 
  • Review the UIW health insurance
    • Enrollment in Wellfleet Health Plan is automatic for all learners. Review the Health Insurance policy.
    • Learners with comparable private insurance may opt out of the school-sponsored plan by submitting a Waiver Form. Additional information about the waiver process will be available on June 1, 2022.
    • UIW insurance does not cover dental or vision services. Students who have UIW Wellfleet Health Plan may obtain free dental services. Visit  Dental Services for more information. For discounted vision services, contact the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry.
  • Review FERPA policies and learn about proxy access
  • Enroll in direct deposit (if applicable)
    • Direct deposit allows for faster delivery of financial aid refunds. For more information and to enroll, visit E-Refunds.
  • Purchase scrubs
    • Scrubs can be purchased from any supplier. The tops and bottoms must be the same color. 
    • If you are in the San Antonio area, Classic Uniforms is recommended. Please inform them that you are a UIW SOM MBS student. They can be reached at (210) 525-0200 or visit the store at 8507 N. McCullough, Suite B-3, San Antonio, Texas 78216. 
  • Complete the Likeness Release (optional)
  • Join the UIW SOM Facebook groups.


Please use the following list to contact the appropriate department(s).

Office of Admissions and Student Affairs

  • Official transcripts
  • Prerequisite coursework
  • UIW credentials and accessing Cardinal Apps and BannerWeb
  • Financial aid
  • Payment plans
  • Tuition and fees
  • Health insurance
  • Miscellaneous questions
(210) 283-6998

  • Scrubs
  • Orientation
(210) 619-7051

  • Immunizations
  • Physical exam
  • Background check
  • Drug screening
  • Pre-Check/Sentry MD
  • CITI training modules
(210) 618-0102