Transition to UIWSOM

Welcome, Class of 2024!

Below are both optional and required activities to assist in your transition to the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine. Please be sure to complete the required activities as they become available. All required activities must be completed by July 17, 2020. If you have any questions, contact Brynn Cox at or (210) 841-7262.

Please ensure that you have also completed the matriculation items on the Incoming Students page. Matriculation to UIWSOM is contingent on successful completion of these items in a timely manner.


Before beginning your journey with us we would like to learn a little bit more about you. We ask that you provide a short bio that includes the reason you decided to become a DO, why you chose to attend UIWSOM, and any interesting/personal information you wish to share. Bios should be one to two paragraphs in length. All bios will be shared with Dean Phillips-Madson, the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (OASA) and your fellow learners (if "share on website" option is selected). View examples of learner bios from previous years here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Subpart E and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the University ensures accessibility to its programs, services and activities for students with documented disabilities. Accessibility is accomplished through the provision of a wide variety of services tailored to each student's documented needs and strengths. This presentation will give you insight to support services available at UIWSOM and how to utilize these services to help you to thrive during your time here.

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With just a few weeks until Orientation Week we need to gather some more information about you. This information will be utilized by the UIWSOM Office of Student Affairs for administrative purposes, and will not be shared with anyone outside of UIWSOM staff. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes. The deadline to complete this survey is Saturday, June 6, 2020.

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UIWSOM supports reading Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger, III, and Mark A. McDaniel. Synopsis: To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners. For this we encourage you to read the entire book but if you are not able to, we invite you to read Chapter 8 and at least one of the other chapters, then complete the Reflections Assignment.