The UTRGV School of Medicine is committed to recruiting and retaining students, faculty, residents, and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Differences in beliefs, opinions, perspectives, experiences, lifestyle, gender, sexual orientation, culture, and race/ethnicity all enrich the academic environment and thus are considered in the selection process.
By embracing all communities (e.g. faculty, residents, senior administrative staff, students) and enhancing the cultural competency of all the current-and future-physicians it educates, UTRGV SOM provides an educational environment that is welcoming and respectful of diverse ideas, cultures, and people, while improving access to care for its underserved populations.
Diversity Categories for Students, Faculty and Sr. Administrative Staff
People who identify themselves to the SOM as belonging to the female gender.
Hispanic or Latino
A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Individuals with the title of Director and above who do not hold a faculty title or position.
The group of individuals (both physician and non-physician) assigned to teach and supervise learners.
An individual enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship program.
Any person enrolled in any academic program and pursuing an MD degree (or MD-combined degree, such as MD-PhD) at a U.S. MD-or Do-granting medical school.
Chief Diversity Officer
Phone: (956) 296-1951