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Unique Partnership Targets South San Antonio Health

Wendy Rigby
Texas Public Radio
The new School of Osteopathic Medicine has a class of 150 students.

A first-of-its kind partnership in Texas is forming in San Antonio.

The Southside Independent School Districtis teaming up with the University of the Incarnate Word’s new School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Future doctors going through the program to become DOs will be working with students and their families.

Credit UIW
UIW's School of Osteopathic Medicine is located in renovated aerospace medicine buildings at the former Brooks Air Force Base.


They’ll address diabetes, mental illness, obesity and a myriad of other health issues.

The idea is that the medical students will get practical experience while families in this medically-underserved area get help they need.

Wendy Rigby is a San Antonio native who has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. She spent two decades at KENS-TV covering health and medical news. Now, she brings her considerable background, experience and passion to Texas Public Radio.