University of the Incarnate Word (UIWSOM)

Address

University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine / Brooks City Base / 2510 Kennedy Circle / San Antonio, TX 78235

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
999
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
DO
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
2016
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.52
Median MCAT
502
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()

International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AACOMAS
Letters of Rec Required
DO letter Recommended
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$50
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
MMI
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 – '23)


1. Explain your understanding of osteopathic medicine and your interest in pursuing this pathway to becoming a physician. (200 words)

2.UIWSOM is the first faith-based school of osteopathic medicine in Texas and mission driven. How will you contribute to the UIWSOM by fulfilling this mission? (200 words)

3.Please describe your preparation for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Include any tools you may have used to prepare, length of study time, practice exams, etc… (200 words)

4. If applicable, please answer the following

If you are reapplying to UIWSOM, what have you done to strengthen your application since you last applied? (200 words)

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Explain your understanding of osteopathic medicine and your interest in pursuing this pathway to becoming a physician. (200 words)

2. UIWSOM is the first faith-based school of osteopathic medicine in Texas and mission driven. How will you contribute to the UIWSOM by fulfilling this mission? (200 words)

3. Please describe your preparation for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Include any tools you may have used to prepare, length of study time, practice exams, etc… (200 words)

4. If you are reapplying to UIWSOM, what have you done to strengthen your application since you last applied? (If applicable) (200 words)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Explain your understanding of osteopathic medicine and your interest in pursuing this pathway to becoming a physician. (200 words limit)

2. UIWSOM is the first faith-based school of osteopathic medicine in Texas and mission driven. How will you contribute to the UIWSOM by fulfilling this mission? (200 words limit)

3. Please describe your preparation for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Include any tools you may have used to prepare, length of study time, practice exams, etc… (200 words limit)

4. If you are reapplying to UIWSOM, what have you done to strengthen your application since you last applied? (If applicable) (200 words limit)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Explain your understanding of osteopathic medicine and your interest in pursuing this pathway to becoming a physician. (200 Words)

2. UIWSOM is the first faith-based school of osteopathic medicine in Texas and mission driven. How will you contribute to the UIWSOM by fulfilling this mission? (200 Words)

3. Please describe your preparation for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Include any tools you may have used to prepare, length of study time, practice exams, etc. (200 Words)

4. If applicable, please answer the following: If you are reapplying to UIWSOM, what have you done to strengthen your application since you last applied? (200 Words)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Explain how your exposure to and experience in the medical profession has helped prepare you for osteopathic studies? Provide specific examples. (Word Limit 200)

2. UIWSOM is the first faith-based school of osteopathic medicine in Texas and mission driven. How will you contribute to the UIWSOM by fulfilling this mission? (Word Limit 200)

3. In preparation for the MCAT did you use a professional preparation course (Kaplan, Princeton Review etc.)? If so, please indicate course and process for using it. (Word Limit 200)

4. If you are reapplying to UIWSOM, what have you done to strengthen your application since you last applied? (Word Limit 200)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Explain how your exposure to and experience in the medical profession has helped prepare you for osteopathic studies? Provide specific examples. (Max. 250 words)

2. UIWSOM is the first faith-based school of osteopathic medicine in Texas and mission driven. How will you contribute to the UIWSOM by fulfilling this mission? (Max. 250 words)

3. Please describe your preparation for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Include tools used to prepare, length of study time, practice exams, etc... (250 words)

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Explain how your exposure to and experience in the medical profession has helped prepare you for osteopathic studies? Provide specific examples. (Max. 1000 words)

2. UIWSOM is the first faith-based school of osteopathic medicine in Texas and mission driven. How will you contribute to the UIWSOM by fulfilling this mission? (Max. 1000 words)

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