Incoming Students

Welcome UIW SOM Class of 2026!

We are very excited to have you as a member of the UIW SOM community. You were each selected for your unique skills and qualities that will contribute and strengthen the School of Osteopathic Medicine mission. We look forward to seeing you grow and develop into an outstanding lifelong learner who will exhibit a high level of care, concern and compassion for those who will one day be entrusted to your care.

Please continue to check this webpage regularly for updated information.

Save the Dates

  • Orientation: July 18, 2022-July 22, 2022
  • White Coat Ceremony: July 24, 2022
  • First Day of Class: July 25, 2022

Matriculation Requirements

The following tasks must be completed by the established deadlines. Matriculation to UIW SOM is contingent on the successful completion of these tasks in a timely manner.

  • July 1, 2022 - Complete all prerequisite coursework
    • Shortly after acceptance, UIW SOM emails students with incomplete prerequisite coursework. All prerequisites must be completed by July 1, 2022 with a grade of C or better. A grade of C- is not accepted.
    • UIW SOM accepts final, official transcripts from AACOMAS. Transcripts only need to be sent to UIW SOM directly if AACOMAS has an incomplete transcript (final grade or additional coursework not listed).
    • Official transcripts with the final course grades can be sent to UIW SOM at or mailed to University of the Incarnate Word, Graduate Admissions Office, 4301 Broadway, CPO #304, San Antonio, Texas 78209.
  • July 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.
  • July 1, 2022 - Register for background check, drug testing, and immunization tracking services through Pre-Check
  • July 1, 2022 – Complete CITI training modules
    • Register for an account with CITI and complete the following required training courses. Each course has multiple modules. Add each course separately after completing registration:
      • Biosafety and Biosecurity (OSHA requirement); titled “School of Osteopathic Medicine Students” on CITI
      • Information Privacy and Security (HIPPA requirement); titled “School of Osteopathic Medicine Students and Residents (IPS)” on CITI
      • Human Subject Research for Biomedical Research Investigators - Basic/Refresher; titled “Human Subject Research for Biomedical Research Investigators-Basic/Refresher” on CITI

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 for classes. SOM will complete registration and send a confirmation email once completed.
    • 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 UIW SOM 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). The 2022-2023 FAFSA is available beginning October 1, 2021 at Use school code 003578 for University of the Incarnate Word. The UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine is not listed separately. Additionally, parental financial information is not required.
    • Financial aid offer are sent in early February 2022. If a learner did not provide their SSN when submitting the admissions deposit, please call Celia Velez, Director of Enrollment Services, at (210) 283-6366. The SSN is required to match the FAFSA record to the UIW student record.
  • Review the technology recommendations (PDF)
    • During Welcome Week, 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
  • Complete the Likeness Release (optional)
  • Join UIW SOM Facebook Group


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

Office of Admissions and Student Affairs

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

  • Scrubs
  • White coats
  • Medical kit
  • Orientation
  • White Coat Ceremony
(210) 619-7051

  • Immunizations
  • Physical exam
  • Background check
  • Drug screening
  • Pre-Check/Sentry MD
  • CITI training modules
(210) 619-7095