Transition to UIWSOM MBS

Welcome, Class of 2021!

Below are required activities to assist in your transition to the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine MBS Program. Please be sure to complete the required activities before the first day of orientation. If you have any questions, contact Student Affairs at

Please ensure that you have also completed the matriculation items on the Incoming Students page. Matriculation to the MBS Program is contingent on successful completion of these items in a timely manner.


Before beginning your journey with us we would like to learn a little bit more about you. We ask that you provide a short bio that includes the reason you decided to attend the UIWSOM MBS Program and any interesting/personal information you wish to share. Bios should be one to two paragraphs in length. All bios will be shared with Dean Phillips-Madson, the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (OASA).

Click here to fill out your bio.

The following video will give important information for learners to have in the event that they may have to file a report or need to contact the Title IX office. The University takes all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously and is committed to providing information, education, resources, support, interim measures and clear direction to University of the Incarnate Word community members to prevent and address such conduct. The University will always attempt to respond to sexual misconduct that it knows or should know about in order to stop prohibited conduct, prevent the recurrence of any conduct of concern, prevent and/or eliminate any hostile environment, and, where appropriate, address any effects on campus from such prohibited conduct.

View the Title IX video.

The UIW Police Department is a multi-service organization. The essence of the Police Mission is to provide effective support, public assistance at every opportunity and a safe environment through safety awareness and law enforcement. This presentation will provide insight on how to stay safe while you’re on campus. General information along with information specific to the Medical Campus.

View the campus safety presentation.

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Subpart E and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the University ensures accessibility to its programs, services and activities for students with documented disabilities. Accessibility is accomplished through the provision of a wide variety of services tailored to each student's documented needs and strengths. This presentation will give you insight to support services available at UIWSOM and how to utilize these services to help you to thrive during your time here.

View the SDS presentation.

Blackboard Learn is a virtual learning environment and learning management system developed by Blackboard Inc. It is web-based server software which features course management, customizable open architecture and scalable design that allows integration with student information systems and authentication protocols. The following document and links will teach you how to take full advantage of all the tools available within this program.

Click to view the Blackboard user guide.

Examplify is a secure testing solution that is used for high stakes exams. This software enables secure testing on student computers by blocking access to programs, files and Internet usage during the test. This guide will tell you how to utilize all the tools that Examplify has to offer.

Click to view the Examplify user guide.