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DO Program - Direct Admit Program for High School Students

The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) has a mission to empower all members of the medical education community to achieve academic, professional and personal success and develop a commitment to lifelong learning through excellence in learner–centered, patient-focused education, justice-based research and meaningful partnerships of osteopathic clinical service across the spectrum of medical education. Achieving this mission begins with the identification and development of a committed student applicant pool.  Towards this end, the UIWSOM offers a direct admit program for highly motivated and academically qualified high school students demonstrating a strong interest in Osteopathic Medicine and attending UIW for undergraduate study.

Admission Guidelines:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.7
  • Four years of math and science with a minimum GPA of 3.7
  • Combined math/verbal SAT of 1140 (1210 new exam) or ACT of 25
  • Volunteer and community service involvement
  • Successful interview with School of Osteopathic Medicine faculty

Continued Eligibility Requirements:

Students are accepted to UIWSOM on a conditional basis and expected to meet the following guidelines during completion of their undergraduate work:                     

  • Complete all pre-requisite coursework at the UIW main campus
  • Maintain an overall 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) each academic year (to include Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • Maintain a math and science GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Participation in UIWSOM summer pathway program
  • Successful completion of upper division electives in medical-relevant options including Neuroscience, Physiology, Medical Microbiology, and Immunology.
  • Completion of UIW community service requirement with a demonstrated focus on health education in the San Antonio community
  • MCAT requirement waived
  • Successful interview with School of Osteopathic Medicine faculty 

Scholarships are available. For further information contact the UIW Office of Admissions at (210) 829-6005 or visit http://www.uiw.edu/healthprofessions/ .