The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME*)

Medical education programs leading to the M.D. Degree in the United States and Canada are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The LCME is jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the American Medical Association (AMA). All state licensing boards in the United States require graduation from an LCME-accredited school to be eligible for licensure as an allopathic physician.

The LCME has a three-step process for granting accreditation to new medical schools: preliminary, provisional, and full accreditation. The UTRGV School of Medicine received its preliminary accreditation from the LCME, on October 19, 2015, and it is currently seeking provisional and full accreditation.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.

*The LCME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and WFME as the reliable authority for the accreditation of medical education programs leading to an M.D. degree.