UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine Scholarships

Support students in the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine! To learn more about the UIWSOM, please visit us at http://www.uiw.edu/som/

A fundraising campaign for University of the Incarnate Word®

The mission of the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine is anchored by the founding call of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. 


UIWSOM’s mission is 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 (UME/GME/CME).  The development and application of osteopathic principles of medicine across four years of physician training will promote culturally, linguistically, and community responsive care for all patients to enhance patient safety and improve patient outcomes.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to transform learning communities with the ability to impact civic engagement, education, health and health care in the global community.

Value Statements

·         Integrity  we aspire to the highest ethical and moral standards in everything that we do, in keeping with the mission of the Sisters of Charity and the University of the Incarnate Word.

·         Stewardship – we safeguard human and economic resources entrusted to us and to use them in a responsible manner.

·         Respect – we embrace diversity, treating all people, cultures, and communities with dignity and fairness.

·         Social Accountability – we are dedicated to research, education and service efforts that respond to the priority health concerns of our communities, particularly those who cannot protect their own interests and are most vulnerable to disparities in health outcomes.

·         Compassion – we demonstrate empathy and sensitivity in all our interactions with others; respond with genuine concern and desire to alleviate suffering and promote social justice.

·         Transformation – we seek to transform our students through service learning and community engagement initiatives that provide opportunities for meaningful interactions and dialogue that advances their perspective of social justice in health and illness.

In August 2017, UIW welcomed its first class of 150 students to the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine, we had over 3,400 applications.  I come to you today to join in donating scholarship dollars to current and new students who are sure to serve the community for years to come.

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About the Organization

University of the Incarnate Word®

UIW is the largest Catholic university in Texas and the fourth-largest private university in the state. The enrollment reflects the diversity of South Texas, as more than 60 percent of the students are from racial or ethnic minority groups. UIW is ranked No. 1 nationally among faith-based universities in the conferring of bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics by the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, and No. 6 nationally among all private, not-for-profit universities. International students comprise 14% of the student body, and they represent over 70 countries. Seventy-five percent of the students depend upon financial aid. A majority of the students are first-generation college attendees.