Health Insurance

All medical students are required to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for each academic year in order to satisfy the University Policy of maintaining acceptable health insurance coverage. Students holding comparable coverage may be eligible to waive enrollment for the SHIP (View Source).

The Waiver Process must be completed each year by the waiver deadline. Students who do not submit a waiver request or whose waiver submission is not approved, will be automatically enrolled for the SHIP and the cost of the insurance coverage will be added to their student account. The cost of the SHIP for the 2019-2020 academic year is $2,789. For more detailed waiver criteria, please visit

Student Disability Insurance

While UTRGV School of Medicine does not require students to have long-term disability insurance, it is very strongly recommended.

Here are two resources to consider: