On behalf of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine family, I want to extend a big congratulations and best wishes to the class of 2020.
You are going to be prime examples of what can be accomplished when attending the UTRGV School of Medicine. I am confident that you will continue to serve as worthy representatives for the University throughout the rest of your medical careers and beyond.
This first cohort of medical students represents so much, not only for our University but for the region. The diverse class of 2020 has a majority of students hailing from Texas and South Texas and shows just how unique and special this program is.
The class of 2020 truly represents the University’s efforts in providing the Valley with access to quality healthcare closer to home. The future medical professionals that will be graduating today will one day serve this region using the skills obtained at our institution.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine takes pride in providing students with the educational knowledge, medical training, expert support, and advanced skills to impact the world of modern medicine and science including right here at home.
As you embark on the next chapter of your lives, I ask that you never forget the lessons you learned at the UTRGV School of Medicine. May you always remember to hold your values and compassion for helping others close to heart.
I would like to thank the families and friends who provided our medical students with the motivation they needed to undergo and finish this very challenging program. They could not have succeeded without your support.
Finally, I would like to give a special thanks to the dedicated UTRGV School of Medicine faculty, staff, and administrators who guided our class of 2020 through their medical school journeys. You can now witness the collective hard work and dedication come to fruition as the first graduating class of 2020 receive their degrees.
I look forward to seeing the class of 2020 bloom into the amazing medical professionals, researchers, and scientists they were destined to become.
John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA Dean, UTRGV School of Medicine Executive Vice President, Health Affairs