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Health & Medicine Profile


Be Your Best Possible Self at UIW

Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, UIW is the largest Catholic university and the third-largest private university in Texas based on global enrollment. With committed professors, international opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities, UIW is a leader in developing students who are prepared to take on the world.  

UIW offers more than 90 undergraduate, graduate, PhD, and professional programs, including Pharmacy, Optometry, Physical Therapy, and Nursing with the School of Osteopathic Medicine, slated to open in fall 2017.

Academics and student life
UIW students enjoy small classes from a leader in international education with 140 sister schools in 44 countries.

UIW offers direct admit options for highly qualified first-time freshmen that lead to advanced degrees in Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Optometry, or Osteopathic Medicine. The Direct Admit Health Professions Program provides provisional admission into one of the University’s professional programs for Texas high school seniors ranking in the top 5% of their class after their junior year.

UIW’s campus life offers many options to choose from, including academic, social, and professional organizations. There is always something fun to do at UIW.
 
School of Nursing and Health Professions
For more than a century, UIW has been a leader in nursing excellence and student-centered education. Graduates are prepared to deliver health care for diverse populations and will provide leadership in the changing health care environment.  
The Nuclear Medicine program is the only baccalaureate program in Texas.
 
School of Pharmacy
The Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP) is the only private school of pharmacy in Texas. Students earn professional doctoral degrees with an option to follow a Spanish-Language track, giving them an advantage in today’s marketplace. The Pre-pharmacy curriculum is a rigorous two-year preparatory program designed to prepare students to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD).

School of Optometry
The UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry offers outstanding professional preparation. UIWRSO’s strong curriculum covers all aspects of optometry, and the outstanding faculty are renowned for their expertise in optometric patient care. Students will be challenged to master optics, vision science, the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, and the care of patients who present complex medical conditions while always remembering that they are caring for the whole person. UIWRSO challenges students to become compassionate doctors and leaders in their communities. UIWRSO is one of only two optometry schools in the country associated with a faith-based institution.

School of Physical Therapy
The School of Physical Therapy educates physical therapists who, through skilled, reflective, holistic patient-centered practice and scholarly activities, optimize movement and wellness for the common good of society. UIW has a partnership with CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System Rehabilitation Services to offer outpatient services to the public. It is a one-of-a-kind clinic designed to incorporate high-quality patient care with top-tier teaching and research provided by UIW. The clinic allows the blending of direct patient care delivery with real-time student learning.
 
School of Osteopathic Medicine
UIWSOM empowers all members of the medical education community to achieve academic, professional, and personal success and develop a commitment to lifelong learning through excellence. 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. UIWSOM incorporates an individualized rolling admission process.


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