About the School of Medicine

The School of Medicine is comprised of:

  • Academic clinical departments
  • Administration
  • Regional Academic Health Center in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
  • Research
  • Specialized Centers - e.g. Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics; Children's Cancer Research Institute; National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, etc.

Take a virtual tour of the School of Medicine at Also visit the web site for the Office of the Dean.

Faculty Government

School of Medicine Faculty Development Advisory Committee
This committee is under the leadership of Pedro L. Delgado, M.D., associate dean for faculty development and professionalism.

Medical Faculty Assembly:
In accordance with the rules of the Board of Regents of the UT System, each of the university schools has a Faculty Council and a Faculty Assembly. The purpose and objectives of the Councils and Assemblies are to foster, support, and maintain excellence in all aspects of the school's activities. The Medical Faculty Assembly is an elected representative body that is the voice of faculty on issues affecting the medical school.

School of Medicine Committees:

  1. Admissions Committee - To recommend to the Dean applicants for admission to the Medical School and to establish admissions criteria.
  2. Curriculum Committee - To establish the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Medicine, to evaluate the quality and organization of the current curriculum, and to develop and recommend to the Dean of the Medical School strategies for implementing changes in the content, scope, and sequence of courses, selectives, and electives.
  3. Pre-Clinical Promotions Committee. - To monitor professionalism, academic honesty, and scholastic progress of students within the freshman and sophomore years.
  4. Clinical Promotions Committee - To monitor professionalism, academic honesty, and scholastic progress of students within the junior and senior years.

Continuing Medical Education
CME activities and services include annual courses for primary care physicians; area-specific in-depth research conferences for medical specialists; activities designed to train clinicians in the use of new technology; programs which promote improved clinical research by teaching new research methodology; ongoing weekly and monthly Rounds activities which promote staff, house staff, and community physician education; joint sponsorship and ongoing mentorship with non-accredited organizations; development of enduring materials, etc.