Dean's Welcome

Founding Dean, Dr. Robyn Phillips-Madson

On behalf of our faculty, administrators and staff, I welcome you to the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) website. UIWSOM is dedicated to providing our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will empower them to develop into highly competent and compassionate osteopathic physician leaders who are committed to community engagement and social accountability. We are committed to the success of our students through transformational learner-centered education, professional identity formation, and holistic student support. The opportunity to start a new medical school based on the pillars found in the Carnegie Foundation Report: Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency, is a responsibility we don’t take lightly. From the very beginning, our unique integrated program enables students to apply the principles of adult learning which all physicians must incorporate throughout their careers as lifelong learners.


I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our mission, values, and commitment to primary and preventive care, our local community, South Texas, and beyond. The University of the Incarnate Word has a long and rich history of educating health professionals to be enlightened citizens who value diversity, community engagement and service to the underserved. UIWSOM is a place where students are encouraged to explore the holistic care of their future patients’ minds, bodies, and spirits, and have the freedom to grow in these areas personally.


Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to communicating with you in the future. 



Robyn Phillips-Madson, DO, MPH, FACOFP