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Introduction

               The UIWSOM Student Handbook addresses academic policies and professional conduct and
               standards. In addition to this Student Handbook, all learners at the University of the Incarnate
               Word are bound by the core values and behavioral expectations of all University of the Incarnate
               Word students as outlined in the UIW Student Code of Conduct.  The UIWSOM Student
               Handbook takes precedence and governs academic policies, professional and personal conduct
               and standards. It is the responsibility of each learner to read, understand, and follow this Student
               Handbook. While the provisions of this handbook will ordinarily be applied as stated, the school
               reserves the right to change any provision listed, including but not limited to academic
               requirements for graduation. Every effort will be made to keep learners advised of any such
               changes. However, it is especially important that each learner note that it is their responsibility to
               keep apprised of current graduation requirements by regular consultation with their faculty
               advisor.

               This Handbook may be modified by the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic
               Medicine at any time during the academic year. All modifications will be written with approval
               from the Dean of UIWSOM, the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Medical and
               Interprofessional Education, and the UIWSOM Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Curriculum
               Committee.

               Nothing in this Handbook shall be construed as a contract between any learner and UIWSOM.


               Accreditation Status

               The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and
               Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone
               404-679-4500. The DO degree program has received approval from SACSCOC.

               The School of Osteopathic Medicine has received provisional accreditation from the Commission
               on  Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

               UIWSOM is committed to maintaining complete compliance with all COCA accreditation
               criteria. This includes but is not limited to timely submission of all required documents
               including:
                    •  Self-study Reports
                    •  Program data related to admission, graduation, and outcome measures
                    •  Accreditation fees
                    •  Notice of any planned or unexpected substantive program changes
                    •  Notice of institutional factors which may affect the program
                    •  Documentation of required remediation






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