Incarnate Word Reaches New Milestone in Development of Medical Program

September 9, 2015

University of Incarnate Word’s School of Osteopathic Medicine has earned pre-accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

UIW officials say pre-accreditation is important because it is the first step the school needs in order to establish a school of osteopathic medicine in San Antonio. From a workforce development standpoint, the university is working to fill the need for additional physicians in San Antonio and across South Texas.

UIW is in the process of building the school of osteopathic medicine at the former Brooks Air Force Base, now Brooks City Base, and is planning on using portions of the former U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine for the new campus.

“This is great news for UIW and the school of medicine,” said UIW President Lou Agnese in a news release. “Attaining this crucial goal is the result of a lot of hard work by many individuals, especially those from the medical school.”

The next step in the accreditation process is attaining provisional accreditation in order to begin the process of recruiting students. UIW expects to launch its inaugural class in the summer of 2017.


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