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Dean’s Welcome

               The faculty, administrators and staff of the University of the Incarnate Word School of
               Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) and I are blessed to have you as a learner in the  inaugural
               class of 2021. You have made a life changing decision to begin your journey as a future
               osteopathic physician at UIWSOM. We fully expect that you will embrace the mission of the
               SOM while being a socially accountable agent of change in the community, and develop into one
               of the future leaders of the osteopathic medical profession. UIWSOM is equally  committed to
               your success through the transformational, learner-centered education and the professional identity
               formation you will encounter here.

               This student handbook provides the learner policies and procedures specific to the School of
               Osteopathic Medicine. Become familiar with the content and keep it as a  reference. We
               encourage you to set goals and objectives for yourself to achieve optimal personal, academic and
               professional growth, and to utilize the many resources for support including mentorship of
               faculty, and administration.

               With best wishes for your success here at UIWSOM,

               Robyn Phillips-Madson, DO, MPH, FACOFP
               Founding Dean

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