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Incoming Students


We are very excited to have you onboard. You were each selected for your unique skills and qualities that will contribute and strengthen the UIWSOM mission. We look forward to seeing you grow and develop into an outstanding lifelong learner who will exhibit a high level of care, concern, and compassion for those who will one day be entrusted to your care. 

Save the Dates
July 23, 2018 - July 28, 2018
July 28, 2018
White Coat Ceremony 
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
July 30, 2018
First day of class


Posted: April 17, 2018 An email was sent today regarding the certification of Veteran Affairs
Educational Benefits
for fall 2018. Please contact the Center of
Veteran Affairs for any questions or concerns at veterans@uiwtx.edu or 210-823-5651. 
Posted: Feb 22, 2018 The remaining matriculation requirements and deadlines have been added
to this website
. Please begin working on these requirements as soon as possible
to avoid missing a deadline. 
Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 Check the status of your official transcripts though MyWord. After logging in,
select Banner Web. In the search box, type “admissions.” Select “Complete
or Update Application.” Select Fall 2018. Toward the bottom of the page,
each prior school will be listed and the date the transcript was received. No date
indicates that the transcript has not been received and is still needed.
Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 Please continue to work on your required immunizations. An online portal (Castle Branch)
will soon be available to you soon which is where you will provide proof of your immunizations,
drug screening, background check, and completion of online training modules.
More information will be sent to you shortly.
Posted: Feb. 10, 2018 UIW credentials are being sent to students on an ongoing basis. Once received,
please attempt to log into both the UIW online portal (My Word) and your UIW email and
familiarize yourself with online services. (We will continue to communicate through
your personal email. You will be notified when UIW email is the required email for
UIWSOM communication.)
Posted: Feb. 10, 2018 Financial aid award letters are in progress. We anticipate that they will be available
beginning mid-February. 


Pre-Matriculation Requirements
June 1, 2018

Confirm scrubs sizes by reviewing the Scrubs Sizing Guide
*Please chose your size carefully, as OSA will be ordering the size/style you indicate on the
DO 2022 Matriculation Survey below.
*If you are in the San Antonio area and would like to try on your Scrubs prior to making your 
decision, please visit Sunshine Medical Uniforms – Downtown. Please let them know
you are a UIWSOM student.

 June 1, 2018
White Coat

Please confirm your white coat size by reviewing the White Coat Sizing Guide.
*Please chose your size carefully, as OSA will be ordering the size/style you indicate on
the DO 2022 Matriculation Survey below.
*If you have remained the same size since your Interview Day, we may have your size on file.
If you are having difficulty identifying your size, please reach out to
and a member of our team will be able to assist you.
*If you are in the San Antonio area and would like to try on your Scrubs prior to making your
decision, please visit
Sunshine Medical Uniforms – Downtown. Please let them know
you are a UIWSOM student.

White Coat Ceremony

*Each learner will receive nine (9) tickets for guests; if you need more tickets,
please coordinate with your classmates. Visit the White Coat Ceremony page for more information on hotel accomodations.

Saturday, July 28, 2018
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX 78205
June 1, 2018
DO 2022 Matriculation Survey

Once you have confirmed your Scrubs sizes, and White Coat size please complete the DO 2022 Matriculation Survey. 

If you have to update any information on your completed survey, please email SOMOSA@uiwtx.edu, and member of our team will send you a link. 


July 1, 2018
Submit official transcripts from ALL prior institutions
(Transcripts from AACOMAS are not accepted)

*Official transcripts may be sent electronically if they are sent directly from the school
to the UIWSOM Office of Admissions at DOdoc@uiwtx.edu.
*Transcripts sent through the mail must be in a school-sealed envelope and
printed within the last six months. Please use the following address:
UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine, Attn: SOM Admissions, 
4301 Broadway, CPO #121, San Antonio, Texas 78209

July 1, 2018
Completion of prerequisite coursework

Official transcripts indicating success prerequisite course completion are required by July 1, 2018.
If this deadline cannot be reached, please contact the Office of Admissions immediately.

July 1, 2018
Self-Directed Learning Assessment (SDLA)

Please complete the Self-Directed Learning Assessment.
*Please use your ACCOMAS ID number and your Welcome Email from
the UIWSOM Admissions Office which will contain the SDLA password.

 July 1, 2018

Please complete the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI)
*Please register with First Administration.
*Your Welcome Email from the UIWSOM Admissions Office will contain
the LASSI School Number, User Name, and User Password.
*Please make sure to include your full legal name, and ACCOMAS ID number.
*After completing all the items and successfully submitting the results, a two-page report
will be displayed listing your scores for each scale, together with your name, institution,
date of administration, and an explanation of your results.  You may print a copy of the results
for your records.

After your assessment feel free to work through the modules, focusing on opportunites to strengthen your performace: http://www.lassimodules.com/start/index.html 

 July 1, 2018
Castle Branch

Approximately one week after accepting the admissions offer,
please go to Castlebranch.com and click Place Order
*Please use your ACCOMAS ID number and the Package Code is UT98
*For step by step instructions with pictures, please click HERE

 July 1, 2018
Background check

Complete through Castle Branch

July 1, 2018 
Drug screening

Complete through Castle Branch

July 1, 2018 
Immunization and Physical Examination

Review the Required Immunizations and Physical Exams policies,
download, print and have your primary care physician complete the
UIWSOM Physical Examination Record
Please submit completed record through Castle Branch

 July 1, 2018
Health insurance

Review the Health Insurance policy
Enrollment in Consolidated Health Plan is automatic. On June 1, 2018,
students with private insurance may submit a Waiver Form.  Proof of insurance
must be submitted to Castle Branch.

July 1, 2018
CITI Training

Click HERE for step by step registration instructions


Required courses
  1. Responsible Conduct of Research - Complete training through CITI Program
  2. Information Privacy and Security - Complete training through CITI Program and submit certificate to Castle Branch for HIPAA
  3. Healthcare Ethics Committee - Complete training through CITI Program
  4. Biosafety and Biosecurity - Complete training through CITI Program and submit certificate to Castle Branch for OSHA
July 1, 2018
White Coat Photos (optional)

On Thursday, July 26, 2019 we will be doing your class and individual white coat picutres. 

If you are interested in purchasing the images please chlick HERE

Class panoramic picture:$30.00 (done by Goldbeck Company)

Individual pictures: $10.00 (includes 3 digital files done by Richard's Photography)

Miscellaneous Tasks

Determine payment arrangement and/or complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Secure housing
Join the UIWSOM Class of 2022 Facebook group
Familiarize yourself with MyWord and BannerWeb (credentials are being sent on a rolling basis)

Complete suggested reading: 

  • Dweck, C. S. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York: Random House
  • Lewis, John Robert. (2012). AT Still: From The Dry Bone to the Living Man. Dry Bone Press

Review the UIWSOM Financial Aid Virtual Information Session (recorded on May 2, 2018) for additional information on the financial aid award letter, how to accept the award, budgeting, and other important information.


 For questions, please contact the UIWSOM Office of Admissions at DOdoc@uiwtx.edu.