Class of 2018 is among the first classes fully trained under AMA?s national curricula redesign

May 17, 2018

IU School of Medicine is among five medical schools graduating their first classes of students fully trained under the American Medical Association’s (AMA) national curricula redesign initiative. Launched five years ago, the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium includes 32 of the nation’s leading medical schools working together to create the medical school of the future.

In addition to IU School of Medicine, the other schools graduating students trained under the new program include NYU School of Medicine, the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine.

In a news release issued earlier this week, AMA CEO & Executive Vice President James L. Madara, MD, said, “Through our work over the past five years, we have made significant progress in a short amount of time toward ensuring future physicians are prepared to meet the needs of patients in the modern health system. Today, the foundation we created is producing real results through the trail-blazing advancements in medical education developed by the consortium. These future physicians will be better equipped to provide care in a practice environment of rapid progress, new technology and changing expectations both from government and society--directly impacting the way health care is delivered to nationwide.”