UT System to Establish Medical School in South Texas

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa on Friday announced his intention to establish a freestanding medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.

"The year 2018 will be a very special year for all of us," Cigarroa said at a press conference in Edinburg. "I take great pride in telling you it will be the year the UT System witnesses its first South Texas class walk across the stage to receive their medical degrees here in the Rio Grande Valley."

The plan is to convert the existing UT Health Science Center-San Antonio's Regional Academic Health Center in Edinburg into ...

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