Who We Are Now

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine strives to create and sustain a spirit of diversity, inclusion and enrichment that fosters an environment of cultural competency, sensitivity, and awareness.  The UTRGV SOM goals stem from the school's unique geographic location at the border of the U.S and Mexico, a place with rich bicultural and family traditions, but also one burdened by health disparities.  it inspires the SOM's dedication to research, the generation of new knowledge, public service, culturally aware care, and increasing underrepresented minorities in medicine.  This cross-cultural understanding allows students, faculty and staff to embrace and celebrate distinctive perspectives and viewpoints that enrich all members of the UTRGV SOM.  With a critical focus on the benefits of diversity in medicine and biomedical sciences, diversity and inclusion are essential to strengthening the communities that we serve and improving the health of the public.