Linda Solis, PhD

Linda Solis, PhD

Assistant Professor Clinical and Applied Science Education

Dr. Linda Grace Solis (she/her) joined the faculty at University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) in June 2017, just weeks before the inaugural DO class matriculated. She has long been passionate about equity, justice, and inclusion issues as related to medical education and to healthcare in general. Joining the faculty at UIWSOM gave her a much broader platform for this work, allowing her to offer interactive learning opportunities to learners across the medical education continuum.


Dr. Solis serves as faculty advisor for several learner groups at UIWSOM and loves getting to know the learners through these groups. She delights in mentoring students on their journeys to and through medical school. Her volunteer service also extends to national organizations, serving as secretary, chair, and immediate past chair of the Council on Diversity and Equity (CDE) at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and on the Board of Directors for the National Healthcare Diversity Council. She is also a member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) and an inaugural member of that organization’s Health Professions Chapter. Closer to home, she served as chair and immediate past chair of the Board of Commissioners for the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio.


Dr. Solis holds a PhD in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University. She fervently hopes for, and works toward, a more just and equitable world and is doing what she can to bring those ideals to medical education and healthcare. When she isn’t trying to change the world, she can likely be found on her sofa with a good book, and a cat or two on her lap.


  • Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio
  • M.A. in Higher Education Administration, University of Arizona in Tucson
  • B.A. in Psychology, McKendree College (now University), Lebanon, Illinois