Incoming Students


We are very excited to have you onboard. You were each selected for your unique skills and qualities that will contribute and strengthen the UIWSOM mission. We look forward to seeing you grow and develop into an outstanding lifelong learner who will exhibit a high level of care, concern, and compassion for those who will one day be entrusted to you. 

Please complete all items on the checklist below before coming to campus and beginning your journey. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  

Castle Branch

Castle Branch is a national background screening and compliance management tracking system that will be utilized by UIWSOM for maintenance of all required documentation for all our UIWSOM medical students. The package includes a Criminal Background Check, Drug Testing, and Document Tracking of all required immunizations and forms. The UIWSOM Package is UT98. There is no cost to you at this time, all fees for the services by Castle Branch will be paid by the UIWSOM from student fees.

Students are advised to view the Student Tutorial before beginning the process to Castle Branch at myCB Student Tutorial. Help guides include How to Place an Order, How to Submit Documents, and myCB App Guide.

Newly admitted students should allow approximately two weeks for Castle Branch access.

Visit: Castle Branch
Package: UT98
When creating an account, use a personal email account- not the UIW student email


Matriculation Checklist

Click here to download a printable checklist

Submit the UIWSOM Matriculation Information Acknowledgement
Form to be mailed to current address with pre-stamped return envelope
Complete the online scrubs order form
April 30, 2017
Medical Kit
Complete online medical kit order and determine if upgrade is desired

*Medical diagnostic kits must be ordered by Friday May 12, 2017. If your order is not submitted, the order placed for you will include the black stethoscopes with no engraving options or additional upgrades.

Deadline extended:
May 12, 2017*

White Coat Ceremony
RSVP and select coat size
RSVP for overflow and select orientation T-shirt size

For discounted hotel rates, click here.

June 15, 2017
Family Orientation
July 1, 2017
Background check
Complete through Castle Branch
 July 1, 2017
Drug screening
Complete through Castle Branch
 July 1, 2017
Immunization and physical examination record
Review the policy, download the forms, complete, and submit through Castle Branch
 July 1, 2017
Health insurance
Review the health insurance policy. Enrollment in Consolidated Health Plan is automatic. On June 1, 2017, students with private insurance may request an insurance waiver. Proof of insurance must be submitted to Castle Branch.
 July 1, 2017
CITI training- Biosafety and Biosecurity
Review CITI login instructions, complete training through CITI Program, and submit certificate to Castle Branch 
 July 1, 2017
CITI training- Healthcare Ethics Committee
Review CITI login instructions, complete training through CITI Program. 
 July 1, 2017
CITI training- Responsible Conduct of Research
Review CITI login instructionscomplete training through CITI Program. 
 July 1, 2017
CITI training- Information Privacy and Security
Review CITI login instructionscomplete training through CITI Program and submit certificate to Castle Branch
 July 1, 2017
Submission of official transcripts
Mail official transcripts from ALL prior institutions to the following address: 
UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine, DO Admissions, 4301 Broadway
CPO #121, San Antonio, Texas 78209
 July 1, 2017
Prerequisite coursework
Students with in progress prerequisite coursework must provide official transcripts by July 1, 2017
 July 1, 2017

 Miscellaneous Checklist

Complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or determine payment arrangements Review the software requirements and purchase the appropriate technology (if necessary) 
Apply for scholarships Secure housing
Review the UIWSOM Financial Aid Virtual Information Session for additional financial aid information.