The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

UTRGV School of Medicine

UTRGV SOM Road to 2020

UTRGV SOM Road to 2020
  • February 2014 Hired founding dean and formally apply for accreditation to Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • December 2014 Submitted self-study to LCME
  • October 2015 Received preliminary accreditation (the minimum requirements have been fulfilled; now a charter class can be recruited)
  • Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Recruit and admit first students
  • Summer 2016 - Spring 2017 Begin teaching first class of UTRGV SOM medical students
  • Summer 2017 Submit self-study and provisional DCI to LCME
  • Fall - Winter 2017 Provisional accreditation site-visit
  • Spring 2018 Receive provisional accreditation - now a charter class advances to clinical years
  • Summer 2018 Submit self-study and DCI for full accreditation to LCME
  • Fall - Winter 2019 Full accreditation site-visit
  • Spring 2020 Receive Full accreditation - now a charter class advances to final year of medical school
  • May 2020 Charter Class Graduates


Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges