UIW opens new School of Osteopathic Medicine on South Side

Classes begin Monday

By Chris Shadrock - Web - News Producer

SAN ANTONIO - The University of Incarnate Word opened its new School of Osteopathic Medicine on Thursday at the Brooks Campus.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg was on hand to help with the ceremonial ribbon cutting.

The school of osteopathic medicine's dean, Robyn Phillips-Madson, said the new school will continue the mission of the Sisters of Charity.

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"This is only the beginning. Our eagle has landed, and I want to thank each and every one of you for your support in this worthy work, which will reach far into the future, beyond ourselves, glorifying God and significantly impacting our wonderful community and world," Phillips-Madson said.

It cost $50 million to renovate the 155,000 square-feet of buildings into the school.

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The new school is the only faith-based osteopathic school in Texas and the only faith-based medical school in the state.

The inaugural class of 150 students will begin Monday.

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