The UTRGV School of Medicine opened its doors in August 2016. It features a 15,000-square-foot Smart Hospital complex and a virtual anatomy and histology laboratory. The medical school offers students an innovative learning experience designed to instill scientific, clinical, and research expertise of the highest standards. The UTRGV School of Medicine received its preliminary accreditation on Oct. 19, 2015 from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The School of Medicine enrolled 55 students into its charter class.