UTRGV School of Medicine Mission

The mission of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine (UTRGV SOM) is to educate a diverse group of dedicated students who will become physicians that serve across all the disciplines of medicine; bring hope to patients by advancing medical knowledge through research; integrate education and research to advance the quality and accessibility of patient care; and engage with the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) communities to benefit Texas and the world.


  • Provide a forward-thinking medical education experience that graduates physicians dedicated to practicing scientific, evidence based, patient-centered medicine in any setting, but particularly in underserved communities.
  • Leverage UTRGV’s unique geographic location at the border of the United States and Mexico; a place that is enriched by its culture and family traditions but burdened by health disparities.
  • Instill dedication to research, generation of new knowledge, and public service.
  • Graduate culturally-aware medical students who will provide exemplary care to the diverse populations in the RGV and the nation.
  • Increase under-represented minorities in medicine.
  • Contribute to substantially improving health outcomes in the RGV and beyond.
  • Educate the physician workforce of the future.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act, UTRGV's Annual Security and Fire Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from, the campus. The report also includes fire safety policies and statistics, emergency notification procedures, and protocols for missing persons. The report is available on the web site or you can obtain a hard copy of this report by contacting the

Edinburg Campus
Police Station,  Academic Services Facility Bldg.
501 N. Sugar Road, Edinburg TX 78539

Brownsville/Harlingen Campus:
Police Station
2671 FJRM Ave.,  Brownsville, TX 78520,

during normal business hours.