UIW Health Professions Programs Launch Pathways Spring Series

February 8, 2021

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, UIW Health Professions programs including the Rosenberg School of Optometry, School of Physical Therapy, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Feik School of Pharmacy kicked off monthly virtual sessions for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. The UIW Health Professions Pathways Spring Series began with a session called The Cardinal Culture, featuring current students, faculty and administrators who discussed UIW's deep and historical connection to healthcare. Attendees learned about how our Mission elevates the student experience at each of our Health Professions programs with discussions on opportunities for access to healthcare, community service and mission trips, interprofessional education, our student-centered campus climates and more. Upcoming sessions include:

  • Wednesday, March 3: Academic Success - The purpose of this session is to discuss several aspects of academic success found in each of the professional schools at the University of the Incarnate Word. Panelists will discuss topics that include new student orientation, building and maintaining community, mentoring and advising, professional development, clinical education, and mental and emotional health.
  • Wednesday, April 7: Student Life - This session is for the curious student who has ever wondered what it is like to be a Health Professions student at UIW. Attendees will talk with current students about their lives in San Antonio, participating in outreach and service to the community, and involvement in extracurricular activities.
  • Wednesday, May 12: Professional Exploration - Participants in this session will have the opportunity to speak candidly with health professionals who are actively working in the medical, optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, nursing, athletic training or other health professions. Guests are encouraged to come prepared with questions.
  • Wednesday, June 2: Admissions and Financial Aid - In this final series session, admissions professionals from each of the UIW Health Professions programs will answer questions about admissions requirements, the application process, and steps to help prepare applicants for a successful admission interview. A representative from the UIW Financial Aid Office will also be at this event.