San Antonio's New Medical School Opens This Summer

May 19, 2017

One of the newest medical schools in the country is opening in San Antonio this summer. It’s a school of osteopathic medicine which plans to train its doctors a little differently.

Crews at Brooks City Base are turning four old aerospace medicine buildings of the former Air Force Base into the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine.

"I actually was really excited to hear about the school opening here," said 

28-year-old Rachel Hubbard, one of 160 students starting classes here at the end of July.

"I actually first started off in research," Hubbard explained. "And I’ve also worked in several emergency departments as an ER scribe and also an ER tech."

Now, when Hubbard finishes the four year program, she’ll have the title of D.O. – doctor of osteopathic medicine. These doctors use traditional medicine and a holistic approach to treatment that includes hands on spinal manipulation and massage therapy. Dr. Sharon Gustowski of the new school explains.

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Work crews are transforming four old aerospace medicine buildings at Brooks City-Base into the new UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine.