Incoming Students

Welcome UIWSOM Class of 2027!

We are very excited to have you as a member of the UIWSOM community. You were each selected for your unique skills and qualities that will help strengthen the School of Osteopathic Medicine's 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

Admitted students are encouraged to attend UIWSOM Admitted Student Day. You'll have opportunities to experience the curriculum, tour campus, meet current learners and faculty, learn more about financial aid and more.

Save the date:

Saturday, March 25, 2023
7615 Kennedy Hill, San Antonio, TX 78235
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

More details to come soon!

Additional information will be available in Spring 2023.

Celebrate your transition to medical school by participating in the White Coat Ceremony!

Save the date:

Sunday, July 30, 2023
Tobin Center of Performing Arts at 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205
Time and ticket information will be provided soon!

Additional information will be available in Spring 2023.

Upcoming Webinars

Monday, April 3, 2023, at 12 p.m. (Central)

Learn about UIWSOM's financial aid options, acceptance process, and budgeting tips for incoming students. (Session will be recorded and made available for future review.)

Zoom, Meeting ID: 962 3113 8498, Passcode: 503677

Monday, May 8, 2023, at 12 p.m. (Central)
Monday, June 5, 2023, at 12 p.m. (Central)

Learn about UIWSOM's matriculation and immunization requirements, White Coat Ceremony, and additional information for incoming learners. (Sessions will be recorded and made available for future review.)

Zoom, Meeting ID: 962 3225 2783 Passcode: 096648

Matriculation Requirements: Deadline July 1, 2023

Learners that are Permanent Residents must submit a copy of their Permanent Resident Card to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at DOdoc@uiwtx.edu.

  • UIWSOM evaluates prerequisite coursework with the transcripts provided to AACOMAS. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. A grade of C- is not accepted.
  • Shortly after acceptance, learners with incomplete prerequisites will receive an email listing the outstanding coursework. Learners must reply confirming their intention to complete the coursework by July 1, 2023, or if they would like to appeal.
  • Official transcripts demonstrating satisfactory completion of all prerequisite coursework must be received by July 1, 2023.
  • UIWSOM reviews and accepts official transcripts from AACOMAS.
  • An updated official transcript is needed for learners with incomplete transcripts, such as in-progress coursework, new coursework, or pending degree conferral.
  • The official transcripts with final course grades and degree conferred can be sent to AACOMAS or UIWSOM directly at admissiondocs@uiwtx.edu or mailed to:

University of the Incarnate Word, Document Receiving

4301 Broadway, CPO #304
San Antonio, Texas 78209

More information will be available in Spring 2023

Complete CITI training modules by July 1, 2023. (cost covered by UIWSOM)

  • Register for an account with CITI .
    • Select "University of the Incarnate Word" for your Organization Affiliation
    • Use your personal email address for the Institutional Email Address
    • Type SOM Learner for the Department
    • Select "Student Researcher - Graduate Level" for the Role
  • On the Select Curriculum page
    • For Question 1, check the boxes for "Human subjects Research" and "Other Courses"
    • For Question 3 (Other courses), select "Biosafety/Biosecurity (BSS) courses" and " Information Privacy and Security IPS"
    • For Question 4, select "NO, I have NOT completed the Basic Course"
    • For Question 9, select " School of Osteopathic Medicine Students and Residents (IPS)
    • For Question 11, select "Biomedical Research Investigators"
    • For Question 13, select "School of Osteopathic Medicine Students"
  • You should have the following three courses available to complete:
    • School of Osteopathic Medicine Students
    • Human Subjects Research for Biomedical Research Investigators - Basic/Refresher
    • School of Osteopathic Medicine Students Residents
    • If you are missing one or more of the courses, select " Add a Course" and follow the instructions above starting at "On the Select Curriculum page" bullet above
  • Complete the required three courses.
    • Instructions for uploading copies of the Completion Reports will be provided in Spring 2023.

Bacterial Meningitis - First-year learners, if under the age of 22 at matriculation, are required to have a record of the meningococcal vaccine. The learner must have been immunized within the five (5) years preceding admission to UIWSOM.

In addition to Meningitis, learners are required to provide proof of various immunizations to Sentry MD. Review the Immunization and Physical Exam Requirements. Learners may begin obtaining these immunizations. Keep all records for future instructions and submission.

These must be completed and submitted prior to July 1. More information, including how and where to upload, will be available in Spring 2023.

More information will be available in Spring 2023.

Miscellaneous Tasks

  • Beginning June 1, 2023, UIWSOM completes registration for all learners. Learners do not need to self-register. SOM will send a confirmation email once registration is completed.
  • Learners may view their tuition bill, enroll in a payment plan or make payments after course registration is complete on June 1, 2023. 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 UIWSOM Tuition and Payments for a detailed listing of anticipated costs by semester and tuition deadlines.
  • Learners that receive scholarships from National Health Service Corps or the Health Professions Scholarship Programs (Military or VA) should notify Celia Velez, director of enrollment services, at cavelez1@uiwtx.edu.
  • Learners who wish to apply for financial aid should complete the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2023-2024 FAFSA is available beginning Oct. 1, 2022, at studentaid.gov. Use school code 003578 for the University of the Incarnate Word. The UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine is not listed separately. Financial aid offers are sent in March 2023.
  • Enrollment in Wellfleet Health Plan is automatic for all learners. Review the Health Insurance policy and Summary of Benefits.
  • Learners with comparable private insurance may opt out of the school-sponsored plan by submitting a waiver. Additional information will be available in spring 2023.
  • Wellfleet insurance does not cover dental or vision services. Learners with the 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.

UIWSOM does not offer student housing. San Antonio offers a variety of housing options within close proximity to UIWSOM. However, learners should select housing that is most ideal for their needs and budget.

Learners are responsible for self-reporting any needed accommodations and providing all required documentation in a timely manner to the UIW Office of Student Disability Services (SDS).

Information will be available in Spring 2023.

We encourage you to join the UIWSOM Campus Facebook Group. This group is composed of alumni, current learners, faculty, staff and MBS learners. Join the group to learn more about our campus and community.