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University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Year founded: 2015
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 150
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University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM)
Osteopathic Medical School
San Antonio
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 7 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $52,600
  • Non - Resident Tuition $52,600
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG MCAT 499
  • AVG GPA 3.4
  • LIZZYM Score 59.0

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Admissions Information

  • Brooks City Base
  • 2510 Kennedy Circle
  • San Antonio 78235
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Continuing the Osteopathic medicine tradition of bringing health care to where it is needed most, the UIWSOM provides a student-centered, problem-based learning environment empowering both students and faculty to recognize and address the medical needs of underserved populations, specifically those in South Texas. With a focus on primary care, UIWSOM physicians will be well prepared for the ethical, compassionate and altruistic practice of medicine. Our aim is to ensure quality, equity, relevance and effectiveness in health care delivery.

Curriculum

The UIWSOM curriculum is integrated and designed to support learners in their acquisition of knowledge, skills and competencies expected at each level of training, and to culminate with entry into graduate medical education programs with the competencies required of an entering PGY1 resident.

The integrated curriculum components and threads support the UIWSOM mission promoting the principles and practices of osteopathic primary care, social accountability and community service. The curriculum is organized by units, starting with a foundational applied biomedical science unit built around national emergency medical technician (EMT) and crisis intervention training (CIT) curricula. Year 1 students will learn the basic clinical skills of an EMT, which will enable them to contextualize biomedical sciences in an authentic patient care setting. The units which follow are organized by system in the order in which they are introduced in the Foundations/EMT/CIT unit. Learning utilizing interactive learner-centered techniques in a variety of settings will allow learners to understand and apply acquired knowledge and skills.

Several threads weave throughout all four phases of the curriculum and include, Mental Health and Wellness, Spirituality, Social Accountability, Service and Scholarship, Student Success, Mentoring and Advising, Board Preparation, and Evidence-based Medicine.

Facilities

The 155,000 square foot renovated campus includes four independent buildings housing administrative services, anatomy suite, student services, and library. Other features of the UIWSOM campus include:

• State-of-the-art anatomy lab with full functioning dissection suite
• Dissection suite has individual student stations with independent computer access
• Anatomage table (virtual anatomy)
• Small group collaboration rooms
• Interprofessional collaborative research space
• Osteopathic clinical skills learning studio

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 7
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.71 7

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.71 7

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were terrific! Very friendly and more professional than other schools I interviewed at. Keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Mrs. Jones is your patient who has Hep C. You enroll in her in the clinical study you're in charge of, which is funded by a multi-million dollar pharmaceutical company. The study tests the only known medication that has worked in initial studies for Hep C. However, as you continue your study, initial results show that little improvement in Mrs. Jones' condition. The pharmaceutical company asks you to remove Mrs. Jones from this study and any subsequent studies having to do with this medication. Discuss." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI style questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Confidentiality is important of patient care when it comes to providers. Give an example when you had to maintain confidentiality, how and why you did so. Also, use this time to explain how it affects care." More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of mini cases" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Give instructions to your partner to draw what you see, but don't say the name of what the object is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Free responce to explain any changes or discrepancies in your application." More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"Having a lot of time to self study. Knowing what is going on in class from have lots of time to do the reading the day before by getting out at 12 and class is more interactive with friends and classmates because we learn how to apply things together we already did the hard work outside of class. I also like that we have a preceptor our first year, reminds us of why we are doing what we are doing. Also they are fairly open to feedback, and you have a voice to see changes made if you put the time and effort." | Report Response

"Adult learning. Not sitting in a classroom for 8 hours a day. Actually able to apply what we learn to cases each week. Significant amount of clinical experience in our first year. Also it is a true pass/fail, so fellow classmates aren't cut throat." | Report Response

What do you like least?

"Sometimes can be disorganized. Also feel like the school is less straightforward about preparing us for things like research experience. Whereas I know other schools have you on a plan from day 1 with advisors. Overall am so grateful I chose this school over the other out of state schools I got into. Working with other people in groups to solve cases and applying our knowledge from day 1 really feels like its preparing me to treat my patients, and is more enjoyable than experiences of others I know in more traditional schools" | Report Response

"Can be very disorganized as a new school. They expect a lot from us, from getting EMT certified on top of all our normal coursework to not providing answers to any power points." | Report Response

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