Family pursues UTRGV degrees together, overcomes obstacles
- The hardest thing for Gabriel Carrizales, then a sailor in the U.S. Navy, wasn’t the time he spent overseas. It was a Red Cross message he received in 2009 while he was thousands of miles from home, deployed in the mountains of Afghanistan.
- Tuesday, December 10, 2019
- School of Medicine and Vice President for Health Affairs
Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine. Our medical school provides students with access to high-quality, innovative medical education programs that are designed to train the next generation of physician leaders in medical education, scientific research, and patient care.
Today, the UTRGV School of Medicine has more than 200 medical students and over 200 medical residents and fellows serving in 13 hospital-based training programs across the Rio Grande Valley, with more training programs on the horizon.
Through advanced medical practice and research, our UT Health RGV clinical program empowers UTRGV faculty physicians and medical students to actively engage in improving the lives and well-being of patients while transforming the quality of health care in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.
We greatly look forward to welcoming you to our UTRGV School of Medicine and providing you with the educational knowledge, medical training, expert support, and advanced skills to impact the world of modern medicine and science.
John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA
Dean, UTRGV School of Medicine
Executive Vice President, Health Affairs
RESIDENTS & FELLOWS
At UTRGV School of Medicine, our research teams are conducting innovative medical research to improve the quality of health for families of the Rio Grande Valley and beyond. We are advancing multidisciplinary research at all of our labs and institutes across the Rio Grande Valley to help bring new treatments and medical advances for improving health care.Explore Research
UT Health RGV, the clinical practice of the UTRGV School of Medicine, offers a variety of primary and specialty care services to people of all ages. With over 120 board certified and fellowship-trained doctors providing more than 30 medical specialties across 20 locations valley wide, discover how UT Health RGV is transforming the quality of patient care in the RGV.Visit UT Health RGV
The UTRGV School of Medicine is dedicated to building a healthier and stronger community. Our initiatives such as the UniMovil mobile health clinic and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) provide primary and preventative care services to patients in medically underserved areas as part of our mission to improve the health of individuals and families in the Rio Grande Valley.Learn More
Diversity and Inclusion
The UTRGV School of Medicine provides a diverse and inclusive environment for all UTRGV School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff. Our focus is to attract and support individuals with diverse backgrounds and life experiences to achieve excellence and foster innovation in education, research, and patient care.