The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Office of Student Affairs UTRGV School of Medicine

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Office of Student Affairs

It is our mission to ensure the success of all medical students as they progress through their training. We are committed to working with our student body to enhance the learning experience and enable each student to achieve their maximum potential.


Welcome from Associate Dean Student Affairs

William Longgood quote - Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination.

It has been my distinct privilege to have participated in the professional journey of many medical students and residents. My joy is found in assisting students in achieving their career aspirations. There is also joy in learning and you are about to partake in an incredible journey that is full of dreams but also of challenges.  

Remember, you are not alone in this endeavor. From your peers, to staff and faculty, we are all here to support you and cheer you on as you work to attain your goals. The friendships forged in medical school will last a lifetime; and, time spent in medical school will become among the most cherished moments of your life. 

We in the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) encourage you to get to know us and our services. We welcome your visits and our doors are always open. I have been honored to have so many incredible mentors who have encouraged and guided me to live my own dreams. I hope you will reach out to us so we can collaborate together to achieve yours! This is a transformative process. Let's begin!

OSA responsibilities include:

Admissions and Enrollment

Academic Student Support

  • Mentors
  • Peer-to-peer tutors
  • Faculty advisors

Counseling and Wellness

Careers in Medicine

  • Residency support
  • Post-graduate opportunities

Registrar Functions

  • Graduate certification
  • Repository for official student records
  • Scheduling and registration for Medical Student Years 1, 2, 3, and 4

Student Health & Safety

  • Student Health Clinic
  • Liability insurance

Elective Support

  • Facilitation of extramural and visiting student rotations

Administrative Support

  • Student government
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society