The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Student Academic Support Services

Edinburg Medical Education Building 1.136

Phone: 956.296.1908


Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Role the Office of Student Academic Support Services

The Office of Academic Advising & Support Services is committed to providing effective academic support and advising to all medical students. This is a fundamental resource offered to medical students in order for them to achieve their career goals and aspirations. The Office of Academic Advising strives to provide ongoing academic support services that will enhance the student’s progress toward degree completion and overall. Our services are free and available to all medical students enrolled as many times as needed.

Services Offered

  • Individualized Academic Advising
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Individualized Remediation
  • Study Skills Presentations
  • Individual and Group Tutoring
  • Study Halls/Supplemental Instruction/Review Sessions
  • Test Preparation/ Test Taking Skills
  • Time Management
  • Faculty Academic Mentoring
  • Faculty Help Sessions
  • Open Lab Sessions
  • Learning Style Review
  • Preparations for USMLE Step 1 Exam
  • Referrals to other services at UTRGV, including Counseling and Student Accessibility Services

Learning Resources

  • Module Recommended Books
  • Evidence-Based Practice Resources
  • Videos and Web Resources
  • Journals and Articles
  • Kaplan Materials & Other High-yield Resources