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!

Click Here to Fill Out Your Bio

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.

View the SDS presentation.

The following video will give important information for learners to have in the event that they may have to file a report or need to contact the Title IX office. The University takes all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously and is committed to providing information, education, resources, support, interim measures and clear direction to University of the Incarnate Word community members to prevent and address such conduct. The University will always attempt to respond to sexual misconduct that it knows or should know about in order to stop prohibited conduct, prevent the recurrence of any conduct of concern, prevent and/or eliminate any hostile environment, and, where appropriate, address any effects on campus from such prohibited conduct.

View the Title IX video.

The UIW Police Department is a multi-service organization. The essence of the Police Mission is to provide effective support, public assistance at every opportunity and a safe environment through safety awareness and law enforcement. This presentation will provide insight on how to stay safe while you’re on campus. General information along with information specific to the Medical Campus.

View the campus safety presentation.

The following video and user guide has been developed to provide you with direction on utilizing eMedley applications through your OMS-I curriculum. Applications discussed in this guide will cover eCurriculum (Calendar), Educate, ExamN, Evaluate and eKeeper. Please ensure you are using an updated version of Google Chrome when accessing eMedley. Google Chrome is the preferred browser.

View the eMedley user guide video.

T.O.U.C.H. is a national initiative of the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP), created to encourage osteopathic medical students to engage in community service to help expand the osteopathic ideals and principles to those unaware of our professional values. These videos from AACOM and your UIWSOM TOUCH Coordinator will tell you more about TOUCH, how to track your hours and much more.


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.

Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage and application integration. These videos from Microsoft Teams will tell you how to utilize all the tools that Teams has to offer.

View the MS Teams video trainings.

Microsoft OneNote is a program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes, drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network. These videos from Microsoft OneNote will teach you how to take full advantage of all the tools available within this program.

View the MS OneNote video trainings.

Family Orientation Videos

In the following video Student Advocate Association (SAA) President, Chelsea Kidder, will walk you through what SAA is, how they serve UIWSOM learners, and how to get involved.

The following video from UIWSOM’s Director of Academic Support, Dr. Sarah Lang, will provide an in-depth look at how support givers can assist their learner on having a growth mindset as well as how to effectively manage their time during the DO program.

In this video UIWSOM’s Manager of Behavioral Health, Dr. Stacy Waterman, discusses the many programs and services offered by her department as well as a few tips for learner’s personal support givers.

The following video is from UIWSOM’s Career Counselor, Dr. Martin Timoney, outlining his role in learner success while navigating the vast opportunities offered by the DO profession.