About Us

The UTRGV School of Podiatric Medicine, located in Harlingen, Texas, is a four-year, professional graduate level education, granting the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Our podiatry program offers students a superior medical education taught by distinguished faculty who are at the forefront of the podiatric profession.

Through our innovative curriculum, we will train and prepare students to be highly competent physicians who will excel in residency training and become global leaders in the field of podiatric medicine, surgery, and research.


The UTRGV School of Podiatric Medicine (SOPM) has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The Council on Podiatric Medical Education has approved the UTRGV SOPM eligibility application.

Our candidate status site visit was January 24-25, 2022, and we anticipate approval during the Council's April 23, 2022, meeting allowing UTRGV SOPM to recruit its inaugural class.

Diversity & Inclusion

The University is committed to providing equal opportunity in all programs and activities that it sponsors or conducts, in compliance with and to the extent provided by applicable state and federal laws and regulations.