UT Health RGV celebrates construction progress on its Cancer & Surgery Center
- With the lifting of a symbolic tree atop two final metal beams, members of Vaughn Construction and HKS Architects & Designers, construction team on the UT Health RGV Cancer and Surgery Center, celebrated a milestone Nov. 7 in the project.
- Friday, November 17, 2023
- School of Medicine
Welcome from the Dean
It is a great privilege to join The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine. UTRGV and the SOM are having a significant impact on the region through innovative medical education programs, advanced research, and high-quality clinical services. We develop medical students, residents, and scientists into the future providers and leaders who will advance our mission: improving the healthcare of the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.
We achieve our mission through education, clinical care, discovery, leadership, and service. At UTRGV SOM, we are developing the next generation of servant leaders, diverse physicians and scientists, and compassionate healthcare providers. We have medical residents and fellows serving in 19 hospital-based training programs across the Rio Grande Valley, and new programs underway to meet the region’s demand for quality primary and specialty care physicians.
We will positively impact the lives of so many by taking care of the people of the Rio Grande Valley - now and in the future. Being named Dean of this school with such an important mission is an incredible honor. I see my purpose as being a servant leader in providing support to the incredibly talented students, faculty, and staff who impact the patients of the RGV. The UTRGV SOM is an evolving medical school I am privileged to be part of SOM’s transformative growth and ability to offer expert training to its diverse learners.
I look forward to welcoming you to UTRGV SOM and empowering you to find your niche in medical research and clinical training. Through a strong commitment to serving the needs of the community, quality education, and patient care, we will transform the region.
Michael B. Hocker, MD, MHS
Dean, UTRGV School of Medicine
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.
RGV Quilt Guild presents five service quilts to military students, faculty at UTRGV School of Medicine
- Five UTRGV School of Medicine students and faculty recently were recognized for their service in the U.S. Armed Forces by a local quilting organization. The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild made and presented five quilts at a small ceremony held in...
- Friday, November 10, 2023
- School of Medicine
UTRGV School of Medicine awarded $2.3M to open Valley’s first Maternal Health Research Center
- The UTRGV School of Medicine has been awarded $2,275,863 to establish the first of its kind "Maternal Health Research Center" in the Rio Grande Valley.
- Tuesday, October 24, 2023
- School of Medicine