School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
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"The Medical School of the Future"

Making the Case : Curriculum - What's Different : Community Health Centers : In the News

According to some experts, ATSU's new osteopathic medical school couldn't come at a better time - or a better place. Studies estimate a national shortage of as many as 200,000 physicians by 2020. In addition, the way healthcare is delivered in this country is rapidly changing because of increased demands for services, the economics of providing affordable healthcare, and the need to ensure quality healthcare.

As a response, ATSU formed Blue Ribbon Committees of national healthcare experts, medical educators, and technology experts to develop a new, modern, technology-driven curriculum that will serve as a model to move the osteopathic medical profession to a leadership position in medical education.