Incarnate Word Med Students Inspire, Learn From Southside ISD Families

December 4, 2017

UIW medical student Edwin Davila talks to a Southside ISD student at a family orientation in the fall of 2017.

A few weeks into their first semester at University of the Incarnate Word’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, the 162 students in UIW’s inaugural class were paired up with 27 families from the Southside Independent School District.

For the next two years, the medical students will visit or call the parents, grandparents and students every two weeks. The goal is to help the families improve their health in a part of the region that has some of the worst health outcomes in San Antonio.

Read the entire article on Texas Public Radio.