UTRGV School of Medicine

The UTRGV School of Medicine

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine offers an exceptionally innovative learning experience designed to instill students with scientific, clinical and research expertise of the highest professional standards.

Characterized by a competency-based curriculum, the School of Medicine utilizes the most technologically advanced resources, including:

  • An interactive, personalized learning platform.
  • A 15,000-square-foot Smart Hospital complex.
  • And a virtual anatomy and histology laboratory.

All of its resources are combined with a program ethos that prioritizes improving health at the individual and community level.

We will graduate outstanding physicians who are:

  • Patient Advocates
  • Community Focused
  • Culturally Aware
  • Collaborative Leaders
  • Life-Long Learners
  • Problem Solvers

The UTRGV School of Medicine received its preliminary accreditation (covering the first two years of the medical school’s operation) on Oct. 19, 2015, from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

In April, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree for the school.

Accreditation is pending from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states, including Texas.

Regional facilities housing the UTRGV School of Medicine include the existing Clinical Education Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, the existing Medical Research Regional Academic Health Center in Edinburg, the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute Genomics Center, and the UTRGV Smart Hospital, a 15,000-square-foot state-of-the-art simulation teaching hospital, also in Harlingen. In addition, construction is under way in Edinburg on a $54 million medical school building.

Scheduled to open in fall 2016, the UTRGV School of Medicine plans to enroll 50 students into its charter class. For more information about applying, visit utrgv.edu/mdadmissions.