The UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine stands as one of the newest medical schools in Texas, and a vital part of one of the state's oldest Catholic universities.

We admitted our first class of 162 students in July 2017. We advance a nearly 140-year-old UIW tradition of providing medical care and education across South Texas.

Texas ranks 47th in number of physicians per patient, and 57% of the state's medically underserved people live in our School of Medicine's service areas.


As a new college of osteopathic medicine, we will hold pre-accreditation status from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) during our first four years of student enrollment. We remain on schedule to be fully accredited before the graduation of our first class in May 2021, pending the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation’s decision based on our compliance with COCA standards.


We offer two degree programs: a four-year Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and a one-year Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS).

Community relationships

  • Southside Independent School District
  • San Antonio Housing Authority
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Texas Immunization Partnership
  • UIW Health Services
  • WellMed
  • UIWSOM Department of Translational Medicine