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UTRGV School of Medicine students reaffirm commitment to medicine with personal oath

The Class of 2021 for the UTRGV School of Medicine recite an oath they wrote themselves during a special gathering Thursday, Nov. 16, where they cemented their commitment to their chosen profession. The Class of 2021 is the second cohort for the UTRGV School of Medicine.

The Class of 2021 for the UTRGV School of Medicine recite an oath they wrote themselves during a special gathering Thursday, Nov. 16, where they cemented their commitment to their chosen profession. The Class of 2021 is the second cohort for the UTRGV School of Medicine.

EDINBURG, TEXAS — NOV. 17, 2017 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Class of 2021 gathered Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Medical Education Building Auditorium to declare their commitment to their chosen profession by reciting an oath the students wrote themselves.

The Hippocratic Oath the 50 students took at their White Coat Ceremony this past summer introduced them to the profession of medicine. The personal oath written and recited by the students solidifies their commitment to uphold the values and principles of practicing medicine.

“This cements that reality that we’re in this for the long haul,” said Baine Herrera, a first-year medical student and president of the Class of 2021’s student government association.

The Class of 2021 is the second cohort for the UTRGV School of Medicine.

A Thanksgiving-style dinner for the students followed the brief ceremony.

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ABOUT UTRGV

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.

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